Vinyl

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Mark&Sue, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Mark&Sue

    Mark&Sue Deleted User

    Hi All,

    Got a bit of a sticky question! lol I have an RV that was made in 1996 and is looking worn and well used. When we bought it we decided that we would look at a re-spray as and when we could afford it.

    Well, having a chat with a friend that makes signs and does graphic work, he thinks that it would be possible to "wrap" vinyl completely over the body surface in any colour and design that we want, he says it would be similar to bus graphics that are used for advertising. The roof would remain as is and the RV would be covered panel by panel. Does anyone know of any problems that this might cause?

    Thanks in advance.

    Mark&Sue.:Eek!:
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Mmmm.........what colour are you gonna state on the logbook. :Doh:

    its always been a mystery to me when you see multi coloured vehicles.:Eeek:
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    Go for it, don't forget to get our url on there somewhere

    www.motorhomefun.co.uk

    Meanwhile have a look at this..:Smile:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc9F208BLqU]YouTube - The Open Florida RV gets a Makeover![/ame]
     
  4. highwayman

    highwayman Funster Life Member

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    Hi all
    Our sons friend does this for a living. Apparently they offer guarenties against fade etc and according to him there's no problem with removing the glue if you want to re-do in the future, you just need a big hair-dryer :thumb:

    regards...nige
     
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    So what happens in the scorching summer sun when you can fry an egg on the bonnet:shout:, oh yes I know the one day a year that happens you must keep it under cover, hee hee
    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  6. Geo

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    Don't do it!!!!!!!
    IMO it will look Chav, Cheap, and Cheesy, Well you didi ask:Doh:
    Do your self a favour have it painted, either replicating it as it was new, with new "proper" damon graphics ( you can spot after market graphics 10 miles away)
    Or
    Look at the latest colour schemes ie bronzes,maroons, and gold over blacks,dark greys or silver, either of the above two will add £££s to the value
    Or slap some sticky s**t on and sell it for half what its worth:cry::cry::cry:
    Boring arn't I:RollEyes::Rofl1:
    Geo
     
  7. Mark&Sue

    Mark&Sue Deleted User

    Chav?

    Lol, thats why I asked for your opinion mate and thanks for your input, you may be right. Don't you think though that the cost of respraying would be a little high? I can get a good deal on Vinyl but surely a respray would cost at least 4k if done properly? I could have the new Damon graphics in vinyl.:RollEyes:

    PS. Whats a "Chav"? I've heard of it but unsure of its definition? lol. Had to ask Sue what sex was the other day too! lol
     
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  8. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

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    Emerging British subculture which is quickly becoming an epidemic. Chavs can be found the length and breadth of the country, hanging around any junk food outlet, off licence or just hanging around the streets, where they pass the time by vandalising property, drinking cheap cider, shouting abuse at passers by and terrorising old people.

    Appearance: Chavs have a strict dress code. Designer labels are everything, although knocked off/fake items are almost de-rigeur. Typically, the male chav will wear a Nickelson or Schott hooded top, baggy tracksuit trousers, white designer trainers, and a baseball cap by burberry or Nike. The female chav (chavette) will have peroxide blonde hair scrunched so tight into a pony tail with colourful scrunchies that her forehead stretches. She will wear a dark blue tracksuit with white stripes, an enormous puffa jacket, hoop earrings, and white trainers. Female chavs are forbidden from wearing socks, and all chavs must wear as much fake gold jewellery as they can fit on their bodies. Mobiles are an added status symbol, and when equipped, the chav must shout into it in the most anti-social way possible, using at least one expletive and the word "innit" per second. Every other word in between should be unrecognisable to non-chavs.

    Cars: Typically the Vauxhall Nova, but could include Ford Escort/Orion, Vauxhall Astra, and for chavs with "bling", even a totally shagged 3 series BMW. Whatever the type of car, it must have a spoiler shaped plank of MDF nailed to the back, 20" alloy wheels which rub on the wheel arches over every bump, a badly fitted bodykit (extra points for being able to see EXACTLY where the car ends and bodykit starts), a lairy paint job with runs in it, exhaust pipes the size of the space shuttle's booster nozzles, and blue LED's on the washer jets. Neon undercar lighting is also desirable.

    Attitude: The chav's attitude depends heavily on the number of mates backing him up. If he's on his own, he'll skulk along anonymously. In numbers, he'll challenge anyone to anything.

    In a nut shell "Chav" aint good

    Yes 3-4K is about right if the Rv is a wreck, but a lot less if its half tidy, its all about man Hrs and prep time.
    Damon graphics are vynal but there "proper" not chav copies:thumb:
    Geo
     
  9. davejen

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    Hi, biggest problem I can see will be to your wallet!!! Why not try a bodyshop and get it compounded- like t cut but better. Wont cost anywhere near a respray or wrap and if the paint is sound should come up like new
    Dave:thumb:
     
  10. Terry

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    Hi,my mate does graphics and covered the bottom half and bonnet of his work van :thumb: looked like new and you had to look very close indeed to tell it was vynil :thumb: I would say go for it :thumb: if it looks a mess you can easy take it off and respray it :BigGrin:The vynil comes off easy unlike the stuff I had to get off my ambulance.:Rofl1: 2 days to remove stickers and 2 days to remove the glue :Rofl1: :thumb:
    terry
    I should add that the van has to be sound as the bad bits will show through the vynil :Rofl1:
     

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