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I want to do a complete wrap on a van with custom picture.
I'm in Bucks, but can't find much anywhere.
Any ideas ?

Has anyone tried to do this DIY ?

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Congratulations, you came second.

If you wanted to do it yourself, I could print it for you. We don't get involved in wrapping though. You could try someone like pyramid visuals for the full service.

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Large format print & graphics

Doing a full wrap by yourself must be a real PITA.

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lepetitoeuf said...

If you wanted to do it yourself, I could print it for you. We don't get involved in wrapping though. You could try someone like pyramid visuals for the full service.

Are you in that trade ?

I'm after (don't laugh) a woodland / forrest scene, maybe with little fluffy bunny rabbits, or somthing equally:roll:

PITA, can't be that hard can it, especially on a flat sided van ?

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focus69 said...

Doing a full wrap by yourself must be a real PITA.

^^ What he said ^^

Probably alot of potential for royally fvcking it up.

doesnt Gwared do this kind of thing?

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Gwaredd does vehicle graphics and sign writing but not full vinyl wraps, IIRC.

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Out of step with the forum.

No, Rev is correct. I do half wraps & pictures etc, but a full wrap is a PITA.

Too much to go wrong, prep is crucial, the material must be the right kind matched to the right laminate to stay on & ends up being really expensive. Temp for fitting is crucial too as is pre & post heating of the material.

Other than that, it's a piece of piss to fit, that's whay everyone DIY fits these :roll:

:lol:

Many cowboys print & fit for cheap, but it'll be peeling & blowing the recesses in a few days, especially in this temp.

Ask David Yu how much a proper decent wrap should cost.

Updated December 30, 2012 at 10:49 AM

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Gwaredd

steelesigns.co.uk

Gwaredd said...

No, Rev is correct. I do half wraps & pictures etc, but a full wrap is a PITA.

Too much to go wrong, prep is crucial, the material must be the right kind matched to the right laminate to stay on & ends up being really expensive. Temp for fitting is crucial too as is pre & post heating of the material.

Other than that, it's a piece of piss to fit, that's whay everyone DIY fits these :roll:

:lol:

Many cowboys print & fit for cheap, but it'll be peeling & blowing the recesses in a few days, especially in this temp.

Ask David Yu how much a proper decent wrap should cost.

OK, I'll come clean.....
I want to wrap just the two sides of a caravan,:D:shock::oops::roll:
Can you help ?

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If it's a dead flat surface (like a sainsburys artic trailer), then yes. You won't even need to print onto a wrap material. The second you start putting it in recesses & trying to bend it round curves, then you get problems.

I use a material called Metamark MD5 for my printing & it's a fab product, although it will be a pig to fit as the adhesive is very grabby.

For DIY fitment on a flat side, you'd want to spec an air release vinyl. This has a special pattern on the glue side of the vinyl that lets you 'chase' all the air bubbles out when fitting. Again, not really for curves etc & is more expensive.

Fitting will be like hanging wallpaper when lining the image up & you'll want a 5 - 15mm overlap on the material.

Cleanliness of the surface is key to it lasting, especially the edges where it stops.

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Cheers,

Gwaredd

steelesigns.co.uk

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