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Old 05-24-2014, 01:49 PM
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Default Video of my RV Vinyl Wrap

It's been a few weeks since I finished my Vinyl Wrap, so I thought it was time to post a quick video of the process.




The results look great. The cost was much less then paint, and the process was completed much faster.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:58 PM
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Very Nice Peter! Ok, How Much?
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Old 05-24-2014, 02:26 PM
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What's the before and after weight?
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:13 PM
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Excellent!
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:42 PM
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Very nice indeed! My wife thought it was pretty cool, too. It didn't hurt any that yellow is her favorite color. I've been seeing some pretty impressive looking wrap jobs, can't wait to check one out in person. I figure I'm still a couple of years away from that stage, and I suspect it"s only going to get better.
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:42 PM
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What's the before and after weight?
I've been told by a Wrap company that the wrap weighs LESS than paint.
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:47 PM
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I've been told by a Wrap company that the wrap weighs LESS than paint.
Arlen,

Its half the weight.

Great wrap. We prefer to use large one piece panels to avoid seams unless impossible. The seams are a huge focus regarding our installs.



I like the yellow!

Our version:

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Old 05-24-2014, 05:51 PM
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Thanks for the nice comments. To answer a couple of questions, the cost was less then paint. I had a couple of quotes, and they ranged from 60% to 85% of what I had been quoted for the same scheme to be done in paint. As for weight, yes I am expecting it to be less then an equivalent paint job, as it is only a single layer. I just today got a lead on a new set of scales, so I will report back after I get the 'after' weight measured.

For me one of the nice things is how fast it can be done. It was only a few working sessions to complete the plane. I spent a week getting it really clean, and the wrap company came out for several early evening and one weekend session to get it done.

I guess the big question will only be answered with time. How will it look a couple of years down the road? Right now it looks every bit as good as paint. Only time will tell if I am still this happy in a few years. But hey, if not, the vinyl can be pulled and I would have a clean aluminum plane ready for paint, or new vinyl.
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Peter,

Paint is out! Your gonna love it.

I thank you for thinking outside to norm. We didn't do your wrap, but it looks great.

We have almost 500 hrs on our 2 "in house" aircraft. Please give me an email scott@aircraftwraps.com and I'd be happy to share some "operational" details we pass on to our customers.

Regards,

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Old 05-24-2014, 09:04 PM
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Peter it looks great.
Do they have people all around the country doing this?
Any idea how to see if someone not too far from south Louisiana
Is wrapping airplanes?
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