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      06-10-2011, 01:22 PM   #1
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Independent Vinyl Wrapper?

Hey guys, wanted to see if you know of any independent vinyl wrappers in the LA area? I had a kid lined up to do it who did a bunch of subys for shows (for $800 and one day turn around.. epic, I know), but he quite magically disappeared when it came down to actually doing it.

I live close to Instyle Graphics and had Harris vinyl wrap the window trim on my 335, but he's impossible to get ahold of, and I would like to avoid paying 2 grand to have the car done.
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Theres a place in thousand oaks I believe? I was at a meet & cruise in malibu and this kid had a 5 series wrapped in matte black hood+roof+trunk...............
he had his done for a few hundred i believe

i was going to do it myself if I was staying down there for summer
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Theres a place in thousand oaks I believe? I was at a meet & cruise in malibu and this kid had a 5 series wrapped in matte black hood+roof+trunk...............
he had his done for a few hundred i believe

i was going to do it myself if I was staying down there for summer
Definitely interested in hearing more details about this place/person if you or anyone else has them
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I would be interested in this for a couple hundred bucks my paint is terrible and I'd like to switch up my color possibly.
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hit up Dutch at sticker city tell him Robert sent you,his prices are good
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hit up Dutch at sticker city tell him Robert sent you,his prices are good
Will it be under 1k?
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Will it be under 1k?
negative. Called him and it's just about the same as every other shop
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Hey guys, wanted to see if you know of any independent vinyl wrappers in the LA area? I had a kid lined up to do it who did a bunch of subys for shows (for $800 and one day turn around.. epic, I know), but he quite magically disappeared when it came down to actually doing it.

I live close to Instyle Graphics and had Harris vinyl wrap the window trim on my 335, but he's impossible to get ahold of, and I would like to avoid paying 2 grand to have the car done.
"Independents" have a tendency to 'disappear,' as you found out. They're a lot like 'independent/unlicensed' landscapers and contractors...
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Balistek Design
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Thanks, I'll for sure give him a call this weekend.
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"Independents" have a tendency to 'disappear,' as you found out. They're a lot like 'independent/unlicensed' landscapers and contractors...
Yea, sucks. Getting pretty fed up with it all and am debating on buying the vinyl and doing it myself over a weekend. Seen some of the DIYs and tips, and it looks manageable but it could also be flirting with disaster.

Anyone have any insight into doing it themselves?
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Yea, sucks. Getting pretty fed up with it all and am debating on buying the vinyl and doing it myself over a weekend. Seen some of the DIYs and tips, and it looks manageable but it could also be flirting with disaster.

Anyone have any insight into doing it themselves?
It's hellish and ul want to rip ur D*#k off after the 3rd hour.... my 2 cents
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Yea, sucks. Getting pretty fed up with it all and am debating on buying the vinyl and doing it myself over a weekend. Seen some of the DIYs and tips, and it looks manageable but it could also be flirting with disaster.

Anyone have any insight into doing it themselves?


Hey, if some joe-schmoe is doing it, why couldn't you? Internet & knowledgeable contacts are your savior.
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It's hellish and ul want to rip ur D*#k off after the 3rd hour.... my 2 cents
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theres a guy (Don Nguyen) on E46fanatics.com that does wrappings. Search for him there, he does great work
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theres a guy (Don Nguyen) on E46fanatics.com that does wrappings. Search for him there, he does great work
Work looks really good, but you definitely pay for it. More expensive than quotes from other shops...
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Yea, sucks. Getting pretty fed up with it all and am debating on buying the vinyl and doing it myself over a weekend. Seen some of the DIYs and tips, and it looks manageable but it could also be flirting with disaster.

Anyone have any insight into doing it themselves?
I tried and only got through the trunk. I had the CSL one so it was difficult and curvy. You need a nice hot weather, and lots of patience and determination. I did it in a relatively cold day, and you'd have trouble. But theres a good learning curve on it, so becareful. Dont get your heatgun too close. I would suggest try alittle first, and see how it goes. I know a guy in NorCal that might do it for a decent price. He quoted me about $150 for a bumper. So I am assuming possibly 1k for the whole car if you got your own material. But my estimations maybe inaccurate. They said they've done vinyling for 10 years. I can give you his contact if you are interested.
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