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To wrap or to paint?

Vinyl is becoming a popular alternative to paint, and for good reason.  Gone are the days of soap water and architectural vinyl bubble nightmares.  Modern air release films are designed for ease of application.  I used the 3M 1080 Scotchprint vinyl in the burnt orange color to make the miata project an interesting new color. But before we get too far ahead, I started experimenting with the gloss black vinyl on the windshield frame.  With a black top and black windshield frame, the eye is naturally drawn to the other lines of the car, making the car seem shorter and longer.  Vinyl looks best when it is applied in a continuous sheet without bubbles.  I experimented with the black vinyl to see if seams in the vinyl looked bad enough to bother me.  Here is how the application went.

 

 

 

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