Carbon fibre wrap anyone?

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  1. Granjan

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    My husband is thinking of carbon wrapping the front of our motorhome to protect it from chipping.

    Anyone done this, any pro's and con's you can think of?

    http://www.itsawrapuk.com/carbon-fibre-wraps.php

    Your thoughts would be appreciated please.
     
  2. Mel

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    Its only carbon fibre look.
    If its done whell it can look great.
    But if its done badley its awefull

    Mel
    Ps are you realy from Yorkshire
    Spending money you dont need to.
     
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  3. Granjan

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    I know what you mean sorry grandson wants ipad will reply later !
     
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    He wants a wrap round the ear!! (y)(y);)
     
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    Sticky back plastic.

    If you don't want the carbon effect you can wrap with clear just for protection.
     
  6. Granjan

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    Ha ha He has me wrapped round his little finger.

    Anyone had it done on a motorhome or car?
     
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    I have used both the plain white vinyl wrap on the outside of my van and I have done a couple of panels inside the van with the carbon fibre look.

    It is not hard to do if you are patient, prepare well and perhaps have a practice first. The only problem I have found with the carbon fibre look is that you can't stretch it round unusual shapes easily without creating distortions in the pattern.

    My advice would be to get 2 meters of the cheaper plain white vinyl first and have a go. Don't do it at this time of year as it is not warm enough outside (unless you have a heated garage?). Wait until it is at least 15C preferably higher. Also having a spare pair of hands will make the job much easier. If you crack the white vinyl you will have a better idea if you want to do the carbon fibre.

    http://www.fulltiming.info/self-build-motorhome/vinyl-wrapping-van-part-2
     
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    Factory done by Porsche. Not impressd
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    Thanks Gromett very useful info, doubt we would do it ourselves anyway will keep an eye open, maybe do it next year. Saw it on the Morelo motorhome yesterday it looked very smart.
     
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    There are quite a lot of places doing it now. I had a works van fully wrapped. At about two years in it started to shrinking slightly in places and fade. The second one was just the back doors which was a lot better.
    Have a look at Sky TV vans, they are all wrapped as are Eddie Stobart trucks and many more as it's cheaper than painting and just peels off at the end of contract.
     
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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!
    With Flames up the sides:eek:
     
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    No perhaps not the best but the low emissions are great. (y)
     
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