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Wrapping

Post by jasontrevor » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:20 pm

Anyone used any good wrapping firms in the North West or North Wales , thinking of putting what Lotus call the black pack on the Evora . Wrapped roof , wing mirrors , side swage line , front splitter all in black ?

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Post by Martin 111S » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:09 pm

Don't know anywhere near there :( Black pack does look good though. :)

I'm sure some folks on here have had 'experience' with wrapping cars before though ;) :P :P
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Post by karluk00 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:29 pm

Not sure of any firms. would offer to do it for you but cant fit any cars in our unit at the moment. Not sure what the curves are like in those bits of the evora but would suggest that you make sure there using cast film. It is more exspensive but is more conformable on curved surfaces and will last longer.
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Post by mill » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:04 am

Martin 111S wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:09 pm

I'm sure some folks on here have had 'experience' with wrapping cars before though ;) :P :P
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Re: Wrapping

Post by jasontrevor » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:41 am

Karl so what is a cast film how does it differ to others?

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Post by karluk00 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:03 am

It is manufactured in a different way, there are two types really calendared and cast, calendared the material is squashed between rollers to produce a thin sheet, this material has already been stretched somewhat by the production process and is more prone to shrinkage. There are two types of calendared material monomeric and polymeric. Basically different additives added during the manufacturing process monomeric is the cheapest and not recommend for use on anything other than flat surfaces. Polymeric is more flexible and can be used on curved surfaces. There are a few manufactures who now offer a polymeric film that they claim is as good as cast, not used much of it myself but from looking at one hear what they have done is made small scores to the back of the material to make it more flexible. Generally calendared film is ok on large flat surfaces or for sign writing on cars with nice flat panels but not so good on curved surfaces especially the Elise / Evora as the film will need a lot more manipulation to achieve the required shape this again stretches the material more, it always wants to shrink back to its not stretched form really. The film should be heated after application to try and reduce this but it will always shrink back more than a cast material.

A cast material is manufactured by spraying the material onto the backing forming a thin uniform layer without the need for stretching between rollers, it is there for less prone to shrinkage than calendared films can be applied to very curved surfaces and usually has a much longer life span, for example a monomeric film is usually about 3 years, polymeric 5 years and cast between 7-10 years.

All of the films normally come with an easy air escape option, which basically means that the glue on the back has spaces in between to allow the air to escape, this makes fitting easier but can be a disadvantage in extreme curves or sharp corners as the material has less glue by design so may start to peel away in corners hare areas were the film has been stretched.
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Re: Wrapping

Post by adesmith » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:19 pm

Steve at MC Signs in Crewe did my Evora. He does a few wraps for the guys at Oakmere.

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Post by jasontrevor » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:25 pm

That,s really nice what cills have you there?

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Re: Wrapping

Post by adesmith » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:53 am

They are aluminium barge boards by a guy call Fraser (FRIZZ) on Seloc. Not sure if he still does them but they were £150 and fitted to existing holes in the car so no drilling required.

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Re: Wrapping

Post by e7ese » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:11 pm

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