Decision time can anyone help

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  1. panch

    panch Registered Capri Power Member

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    Do I paint my Capri or live it in primer and get it wrapped
     
  2. caprinerd

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    that would be something only you can decide, me id paint not a lover of wraps but thats my opinion
     
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  3. Crash & Burn

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    I'd expect a more permanent result from paint, for what that's worth...
     
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    Yep, paint would get my vote but its your call Mr Panch
     
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  5. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

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    Have wrapped a few cars with Hexis wrap, the man hours that go into a wrap and the cost of the materials isn't exactly cheap, I would go for paint, my local supplier does Max Meyer in any colour including metallic for £35.00 a litre, so if you went for 3 litres of basecoat, which should when thinned give you about 5 litres of material and a gallon of clear coat, should run at about £100.00, plus activator and thinners, so around £300 to £400.00 for materials, you need somewhere very dry and dust free to wrap a car, the same as if you were painting.
    Just don't buy Jawel Paints or stuff off eBay, there's a seller in Ireland doing it for £25.00 a litre, you wouldn't use it to paint a turd, it's very poor quality.
    I have a roll of chrome candy red Hexis wrap, it was going to be used to do an Audi A5, in the end it was painted candy red and it looks better than wrap.
    Hexis at Lichfield have a fair few cars of there own wrapped, you would think they would set the example and be really well executed, they look really good from a distance, but close up it's a case of its near enough.
     
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  6. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    Primer ain’t waterproof for a start..
    Seen some horrific wraps..
    OK for truck liveries but to me that’s it
     
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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    Methinks all this panch Capri stuff should be wrapped up in your members Capri thread.. keeps all the data, discoveries, and progress in one place..
     
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    Definitely Paint all day long and twice on Sunday
     
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    Its a paint vote from me :D
     
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  10. panch

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    I think all your opinions are gratefully accepted I know paint is better but I have seen some cars that have been wrapped and they do look very impressive I agree with all the guys who say paint but I was just thinking outside the box thanks guys
     
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    Crayons, made with the wax already in them.
     
  12. panch

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    Lol
     
  13. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

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    If you've primered it, you can top coat it, slow and steady wins the race with painting and a lot of heat with our current climate.
     
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