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Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« on: August 17, 2013, 09:49:35 »
A fellow laner had mentioned to me that he had seen Vinyl wrapped wings on a few laning Land Rovers. Theory is it should protect your paint form the worst of the brambles, especially if you’re driving something a bit newer.

My Landy is going to be part of a display at a festival event soon so when someone suggested they wrap my Defender 110 I thought I’d give it a go so the old girl was looking her best.

Turned out great and I love the look of it. Jury is out as to whether it will protect it or she’ll shed her skin like a big black snake on the first thorny bush!!

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Re: Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 18:15:17 »
Sweet. Like that a lot.
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Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 20:28:23 »
Like that a lot.  Have been thinking about doing my Disco as its also looking a bit tired.  Can I please be cheeky and ask what sort of money that costs?
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Re: Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 20:44:57 »
I honestly dont know. They new the car was going to a local show so they suggested it as a promo thing I guess.

I lot depends on how much extra [!Expletive Deleted!] you have bolted onto your car they they have to take off. If you do all the prep yourself it's probably a lot cheaper. I think its not far shy of a grand though
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Re: Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 22:45:49 »
Hell's teeth!  I like that finished truck a lot, but not a grand's worth.

Of course these days a new coat of paint is far more than that.

I bet there is no more than £100 in material there though, might be another skill I have to learn.
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Re: Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 23:44:32 »
When I tried to add it up I got it to £330 of vinyl but the guys spent a weekend on it what with dismantling the amount of kit I had on it. I guess it depends on how much you want the finish. Matt black paint is a nightmare on a posh road car. It would be pointless on a laning Landy. I've got high hopes this will be protective and tough but time will tell I guess!
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Re: Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2013, 01:30:53 »
I've been thinking about having my disco done with wrap. It needs a respray in any case. I'm just concerned about how well it would hold up to scratching etc.
I do fancy having a matt black disco though !!!!!
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Re: Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2013, 05:53:16 »
If you want it tough why not linex it? That is available in black and is not prone to being vulnerable to much short of heavy direct impact. Just a thought.
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Re: Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2013, 08:32:39 »
Its the temporary nature of the stuff that appeals top me. I don't have to register a colour change with the DVLA. With a heat gun and a nights work it goes back to silver but to be honest, I'm just enjoying owning a stealth 110 for now!

I'm sure it looks better than it performs but I'll report back when it's had a few hard laning trips!
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2013, 23:07:18 »

Its the temporary nature of the stuff that appeals top me. I don't have to register a colour change with the DVLA. With a heat gun and a nights work it goes back to silver but to be honest, I'm just enjoying owning a stealth 110 for now!

I'm sure it looks better than it performs but I'll report back when it's had a few hard laning trips!

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Re: Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2013, 00:01:18 »
Please let us know how you get on with it. I'm so close to having it done !!!
I suppose if a wing gets damaged you could just re wrap the damaged piece. I wonder if it ages much ??? (Fades)

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Re: Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2013, 00:09:21 »
I'm told it should last 5 to 7 years without fading and they left me enough excess to wrap four panels. Time will tell how it works out for me
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Re: Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2014, 20:12:25 »
Anyone who follows my films will have seen I had my 110 vinyl wrapped about a year ago and have just recently removed it.

I've been asked a lot of questions about the process including why I took it off so I put this little piece together as a ‘show & tell’

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Re: Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2014, 21:51:58 »
How did it hold up to the green lane branches etc?




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Re: Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2014, 22:51:28 »
Absolutely bullet proof mate. I've been on some real tough stuff where I've had to force the Defender through. The actually vinyl marked here and there but nothing whatsoever penetrated to the paint. It was an interesting experiment and seemed to do a very good job!
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Re: Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2014, 00:23:09 »
I know a guy who had his Pajero wrapped as a Dakar copy of the 80s winning Paj with all the sponsers etc its now 5 years since the job was done and after loads of laning +pay/play days it still looks good no tears or holes it has all the scratches that you get when laning
but not through to paint cost £1500 5years ago.he did all the stripping down himself.
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Re: Vinyl Wrapping a Defender in Matt Black
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2014, 09:23:56 »
Yeah its not cheap to do but probably worth it in the long run. I think the guys that did mine said it would have been about £1,300 but they stripped most of it down for me.

I priced up the vinyl at £275. If you're a bit handy you might be able to do it yourself but it looked a real skill to put on
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