Wrapping interior panels

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Icy
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Wrapping interior panels

Post by Icy » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:48 pm

Hi

Did someone wrapped interior panels of their astras?
I want to wrap all gloss black plastics but not sure how to wrap/cut around vents (want to keep chrome/silver around vents).
Can it be done without removing panels? I believe that this chrome/silver trim is plastic welded to panel right?
Could i do it without removing chrome?

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Re: Wrapping interior panels

Post by Scotty_b » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:50 pm

The shape of the panels make it trickier than you think although experienced wrappers should be fine.

The silver is plastic welded on but could easily be taken off from the back with a sharp blade and hot glued back on.
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Re: Wrapping interior panels

Post by Icy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:19 pm

And hot glue should last for years or be strong enough?
Hmm... Need to think about it. Thanks.
I think trickiest part would be wrapping trim on center console bellow air con where is place for "phone".
I will see. I dont want to cut in panel while wrapping.


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Re: Wrapping interior panels

Post by carlroger » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:06 pm

It's fairly easy to do, just take good time doing it and buy some good vinyl like Avery Supreme wrapping vinyl og 3M 1080 or 1380 series. I did mine with Avery Supreme black carbon wrapping vinyl. Very durable and easy to work with.
I don't know about the chrome around the vents since I don't have those, but the (in your case) black plastic parts come off easy. You can pry them out, just be careful doing it. If the chrome around the vents is a part of the black plastic, then you can just cut out the chrome parts. Here's what I did:

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I did the wrapping a couple of years ago. I work at a place where we do car wrapping, but I'm no professional (work in sales at the company), so the vinyl is getting loose around some of the most curved parts. It's very important to heat the vinyl thoroughly with a heatgun to make sure it keeps it's wrapped form. It has to be heated up to about 90°C, which makes it a bit difficult on wrapped plastic parts with the risc of them melting or deforming.

The front door handles are tricky. I haven't figured out how to remove them from the door, so I wrapped them while they were on. If anyone has a guide to removing the handles, then please let med know.

/Carl
1.0 Turbo Enjoy - Easytronic - Automatic Climate Control - Front and Rear Parking Sensors - 18" Irmscher Turbo Star exclusive bicolor alloys - Tinted windows - Custom wrapped


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