Midlands based parts wrapping?

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Midlands based parts wrapping?

Post by JRD » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:28 pm

Hi all,

I'm considering getting my wing mirrors and the front bumper "scoops" wrapped on my Shadow Edition as I think they look a bit out of place compared to the black kidney grills and darker wheels. (I'd prefer to avoid going down the painting route)

Can anyone recommend somewhere to get this done in the midlands? (I'm based just south of Leicester)

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Re: Midlands based parts wrapping?

Post by Penfold » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:38 pm

JRD wrote:Hi all,

I'm considering getting my wing mirrors and the front bumper "scoops" wrapped on my Shadow Edition as I think they look a bit out of place compared to the black kidney grills and darker wheels. (I'd prefer to avoid going down the painting route)

Can anyone recommend somewhere to get this done in the midlands? (I'm based just south of Leicester)
I did mine myself, although in Carbon effect. Not difficult at all...

I live in south Leicester, if you need someone to do them for you!
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Re: Midlands based parts wrapping?

Post by Tricky401 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:41 pm

you can do mine please 😃
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Re: Midlands based parts wrapping?

Post by Steven2907 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:52 pm

Loooks goooood. Where did you get the wrap from.


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Re: Midlands based parts wrapping?

Post by JRD » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:19 pm

Wow, that looks amazing!

Where abouts in South Leicester are you? As someone else said, where did you buy the wrap from and does it come in many colours? (although I guess I can't go wrong with black as the shadow edition wheels basically look black)

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Midlands based parts wrapping?

Post by Penfold » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:28 pm

I live in Littlethorpe.

This is the wrap I used:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0725HYBKN/ ... wAb7W2BQ4P

You can get pretty much any colour wrap you want, just search Amazon or eBay!


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Re: Midlands based parts wrapping?

Post by JRD » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:36 pm

Ha, you're really close - I'm only in Lutterworth.

I'll see if I can find some wrap and might give it a go myself... If It goes wrong I might be in touch for some help!

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Post by Penfold » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:56 am

This would do, you want something that’s about 500mm wide. That should be enough to do the wing mirrors too.

You’ll need a sharp Stanley Knife, some scissors and a micro fibre cloth. A heat gun or hairdryer will help when doing the fins as you need to stretch the wrap quite a bit on the inside corners!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B015QLWZ8W/ ... wAbGVDHX46


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Post by Ja50nK » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:58 pm

Penfold wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:56 am

A heat gun or hairdryer will help when doing the fins as you need to stretch the wrap quite a bit on the inside corners!
What's the secret? I tried this last week and made a right dogs dinner of it - I just could not get the inner corners done. What 'shape' did you cut the wrap before stretching / wrapping it? I'm sure that is where I am going wrong! Thanks.
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Post by kylemacca01 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:11 pm

You need high quality wrap to get a perfect finish. The 3m 1080 stuff is what i would recommend. The no name ebay wrap is garbage.

The wing mirrors are extremely difficult to get secure, mine started peeling after a day or so as there is next to no space to overlap on the back of the caps.

The front fins are ok with 1080, managed to get mine perfect. Bear in mind that the high gloss black is a lot more tricky as it gets micro creases and scratches.

Personally id get some carbon 1080 to do the front fins and id buy some replacement mirror caps in whatever colour you want.

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Post by Glund91 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:14 pm

If you were to wrap the fins and mirror caps black, would you need to tell your insurance? I can't see why it would make any difference to a claim but it is technically a modification?
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Post by kylemacca01 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:25 pm

Glund91 wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:14 pm
If you were to wrap the fins and mirror caps black, would you need to tell your insurance? I can't see why it would make any difference to a claim but it is technically a modification?
Its one of those isnt it. Technically you should, but how many people stick little "powered by fairy dust" stickers and stuff on their cars and then tell their insurers.....

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Post by Glund91 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:28 pm

kylemacca01 wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:25 pm
[quote=Glund91 post_id=<a href="tel:1370030">1370030</a> time=<a href="tel:1517080462">1517080462</a> user_id=34965]
If you were to wrap the fins and mirror caps black, would you need to tell your insurance? I can't see why it would make any difference to a claim but it is technically a modification?
Its one of those isnt it. Technically you should, but how many people stick little "powered by fairy dust" stickers and stuff on their cars and then tell their insurers.....
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Exactly. Pretty much anything can be classed as a modification, changing alloys and tyres to a winter setup for example, where does that stand? I would be interested in wrapping my fins and mirror caps but I know my insurance will charge me. Even if the premium doesn't increase I'll be hit with the "admin fee". And I can just imagine them trying to not pay out a claim due to undisclosed modifications.
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Re: Midlands based parts wrapping?

Post by JRD » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:55 pm

I also tried wrapping my front bumper blades. Epic, epic fail!!!!

So, back to the original question... anyone got any recommendations for a midlands based company that offers parts wrapping? Or a link to gloss black blades and mirror caps!?!

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Re: Midlands based parts wrapping?

Post by Penfold » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:08 pm

I can wrap them and I’m based in Leicestershire


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