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#1 2010-03-10 09:58:38

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Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

We've all seen it, some love it, some hate it, but I can't stop looking at it.  The cars are getting closer in shape/size to the 9-2x, and this one has really got me thinking...

http://old.culturegarage.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/flat_black_003.jpg
http://old.culturegarage.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/flat_black_001.jpg
http://old.culturegarage.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/flat_black_002.jpg
http://old.culturegarage.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/flat_black_004.jpg
http://old.culturegarage.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/test005912.jpg

... I wonder what the 9-2x would look like...  Price isn't too terrible for a vinyl wrap, and it'll save the paint for a few years from any scratches...

EDIT: Clarification, I'm talking about vinyl wrap, not a paint job.

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#2 2010-03-10 10:35:07

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

This makes that green abortion of an automobile look like a fucking dreamboat

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#3 2010-03-10 10:36:49

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

The paint job may exceed what the 92x is worth. spider

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#4 2010-03-10 10:37:41

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

Justin80 wrote:

The paint job may exceed what the 92x is worth. spider

vinyl wrap...


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#5 2010-03-10 10:39:33

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

SilentlyAmazing wrote:

Yet another thread, but what do we think?

That you should have searched the old threads before posting.

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#6 2010-03-10 10:44:31

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

SilentlyAmazing wrote:

Justin80 wrote:

The paint job may exceed what the 92x is worth. spider

vinyl wrap...

Oh.

Horrible idea anyway.

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#7 2010-03-10 10:44:31

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

That first picture just GOT ME  eek  I love it; the stance and all  up


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#8 2010-03-10 11:00:35

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

Azrael wrote:

SilentlyAmazing wrote:

Yet another thread, but what do we think?

That you should have searched the old threads before posting.

I did, but no one has talked about actually doing it to their 9-2x.  Vinyl wraps are < $400...


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#9 2010-03-10 11:12:22

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

SilentlyAmazing wrote:

Azrael wrote:

SilentlyAmazing wrote:

Yet another thread, but what do we think?

That you should have searched the old threads before posting.

I did, but no one has talked about actually doing it to their 9-2x.  Vinyl wraps are < $400...

<$400 for the material, sure. quite a bit more than that for install labor.


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#10 2010-03-10 11:35:00

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

Absolutely perfect drop, no stupid camber and tire stretching.  I like it.

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#11 2010-03-10 11:46:47

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

Add some light tint and you have an incredible car.


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#12 2010-03-10 11:55:07

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

This must be expensive to install.  It also must be difficult to clean, and keep clean, right?

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#13 2010-03-10 11:58:57

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

straytowel wrote:

SilentlyAmazing wrote:

Azrael wrote:


That you should have searched the old threads before posting.

I did, but no one has talked about actually doing it to their 9-2x.  Vinyl wraps are < $400...

<$400 for the material, sure. quite a bit more than that for install labor.

More like $2000-3000 for a decent wrap job.

And if I was wrapping, matte white only.

As for the car, https://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=22088  big_smile


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#14 2010-03-10 12:07:21

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

I think a 9-2x in matte black or matte gun metal would look absolutely awesome.  I'd be more than happy to do it, but don't want to put up the cash.


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#15 2010-03-10 12:59:36

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

eurospek wrote:

straytowel wrote:

SilentlyAmazing wrote:


I did, but no one has talked about actually doing it to their 9-2x.  Vinyl wraps are < $400...

<$400 for the material, sure. quite a bit more than that for install labor.

More like $2000-3000 for a decent wrap job.

And if I was wrapping, matte white only.

As for the car, https://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=22088  big_smile

Dammit, I disagree with myself. sad

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#16 2010-03-10 13:00:10

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

Carbon Fiber Wrap for the win!!!!!!!!!!


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#17 2010-03-10 13:08:11

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

I'm going to be doing my front bumper and license plate area in matte black...  I might just pick up a few extra yards and try some stuff out.

How hard can it be? star


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#18 2010-03-10 13:34:19

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

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All I can say is wait for warmer weather and have your heat gun ready plus an extra hand to help stretch and hold while you squeegee the thing!

That Audi isn't wrapped tho. If it were, you would see seams all over the place. Vinyl stretches to fit over compound curves but you couldn't/wouldn't do an entire front bumper or back end without seams. Even the hood would be tough without a seam on the raised area.

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#19 2010-03-10 14:49:41

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#20 2010-03-10 15:27:28

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

Is there adhesive on the back of the vinyl? How difficult is removal?


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#21 2010-03-10 15:35:01

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

Do it.   banana


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#22 2010-03-10 15:35:53

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

Can I just get this out there already...? Agressive as matte black may be, IT HAS NO CLASS.

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#23 2010-03-10 15:37:25

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

Class?  It's a fuckin' silent ninja.  A shadow in the night.  All black everything.

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#24 2010-03-10 15:37:37

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

[email protected] wrote:

Can I just get this out there already...? Agressive as matte black may be, IT HAS NO CLASS.

I disagree.  Proof.

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I win on semantics.

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#25 2010-03-10 16:15:30

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Re: Vinyl wrapping the 9-2x, what do we think?

iamchris wrote:

I win on semantics.

Is that related to your study of semen @ RIT?


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