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Wrapping a Punto Evo as a novice

Does anyone have any advice on whether or not to go ahead? Seen many videos and wrapped a roof and it seems easy enough, when time is taken!

Matt black will be the colour as it is black anyway but want to protect the paint work and make it unique (to my neck of the woods). I wanted to go Matt white with roof left untouched, but my better half insists that matt black is her preference.



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to be honest, I know little about wrapping cars, but if I were in your position, matte black would definitely be my choice
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I personally would steer clear of wrapping the whole car, firstly this is a job only to be carried out by a true craftsman and they are few and far between, secondly when you start getting stone chips etc. it will look awful.
Your car is already a cracking colour, just liven it up with little touches like mirror covers etc. and you’ll be sorted.
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to be honest, I know little about wrapping cars, but if I were in your position, matte black would definitely be my choice
Matt is too annoying to clean, especially when you live in the countryside and near farms, they seem to kick out masses of dust exactly at the moment morning dew is forming on my car!!!

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I personally would steer clear of wrapping the whole car, firstly this is a job only to be carried out by a true craftsman and they are few and far between, secondly when you start getting stone chips etc. it will look awful.
Your car is already a cracking colour, just liven it up with little touches like mirror covers etc. and you’ll be sorted.
I wouldn't think chips would be too bad, I had 3 chips on my last car from new, had that 2 years. Yeah I have a good colour, but the fine scratched that I am noticing is alarming the more I focus on parts of the car. Managed to wrap boot and in was near imperfection free and that was with inferior vinyl compared to 3M, so with 3M 1080 I should achieve an immaculate finish.

But selling the Matt black I bought as it's annoying to clean (In my opinion, so white of a colour or get all fine scratches removed and wrap in trasparent vinyl same as invisishield on iPhones which is truly scratch resistant)
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Re: Wrapping a Punto Evo as a novice

Gimbo, Im thinking of wrapping my roof in black gloss vinyl soon, any advice on wrapping?
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Re: Wrapping a Punto Evo as a novice

I thought the cool thing to do at the moment is orange car with matt black roof bonnet and the odd details.

It does look very cool google it lots of Porsches and BMW M3s done this way
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my better half insists that matt black is her preference.
do her half black and your half white.

i would go pro on getting it done though,
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Re: Wrapping a Punto Evo as a novice

Just wrote a long winded post, but this video seems to show what you need to know, any questions fire away and I will answer if I can.

Just clean roof twice then wipe over with a micr-fibre and best off removing aerial first for a neater result.

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I thought the cool thing to do at the moment is orange car with matt black roof bonnet and the odd details.

It does look very cool google it lots of Porsches and BMW M3s done this way
Yes but as my girlfriend said to me, on a Punto Evo, it may seem a bit Boy racer-ish.

I love how the Matt black looks on boot with normal metallic paintwork so may do boot, roof and bonnet in 3M vinyl as it's subtle but looks good! Then get rest of paintwork detailed to remove scratches and then use something to protect paintwork.
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