LocostUSA.com

Learning how to build Lotus Seven replicas...together!
It is currently September 23, 2019, 3:14 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Vinyl Wrap
PostPosted: August 31, 2019, 8:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: December 24, 2007, 5:11 am
Posts: 906
Location: Seattle area
Hi Bill,
My color scheme didn't cover the complete car. My vinyl ran about $150 and miscellaneous supplies added another $30. I splurged and bought the gloves and their 30* knife too.

The vinyl I used was right at $3 per square foot. To do the whole car shouldn't have run much more than an extra $90.

If cost comparison is what you're after the vinyl was more locost for me. I have no spray equipment and would had to buy/rent a compressor and a spray gun, plus the cost of primer. Already had a lot of sandpaper but didn't need it with the wrap ;<).

Downside of course is that the wrap isn't forever and will have to be replaced. Upside is I'm more experienced now and the next time will be a lot easier. I hope.

Cheers

_________________
Larry in Seattle


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Vinyl Wrap
PostPosted: September 1, 2019, 1:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: July 6, 2009, 11:50 pm
Posts: 165
benny_toe wrote:
My main reason for wrap in the first place was the color selection and price. The colors I was looking for in paint was going to run around $300 pint. Considering my painting skills that would be a big waste and I'm rather new in the area and have limited contacts hiring a painter would be a crap shoot.

Cheers


Totally agree, those are the same reasons I went with wrap as well. There are some amazing colors and it would take many more steps with a lot of skill to get the same result with paint.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
POWERED_BY