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imracin68j
05-15-2012, 11:09 PM
I was checking this out and it looks pretty cool I wonder what it would look like if a boat was covered in this black carbon vinyl? Looks like you could probably do the entire boat for under 300. Far less than any boat wrap.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/60-x-48-Professional-Grade-3D-CARBON-FIBER-Vinyl-Film-Sheet-/130695445552?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e6e0e3c30&vxp=mtr#ht_2744wt_758

imracin68j
05-15-2012, 11:13 PM
I found a boat

http://fortworth.fwweekly.com/BusinessServices/classifieds/EnlargeImage?oid=17189701&image=17189698

mikeg205
05-15-2012, 11:17 PM
wrapping is an art... I work for Mutoh www.mutoh.com and host a class in many cities... harder than it looks... but when its done right it's cool.

Surface needs to be washed properly...when it's done right it comes of easy as well.

this stuff makes cutting curves a breeze... http://www.signsplusbanners.com/itemdetail.php?sku=WRAP+CUT&keyword=cut+tape&techspec=&x=0&y=0&p=Application+Products&c=Application+Tools&s=Edge+Cutting+Tape

nickespi
05-16-2012, 12:37 AM
That carbon Supra looks pretty sick. Anyone know of a place in the TN area that does wraps? I've been contemplating either new paint or a wrap.

imracin68j
05-16-2012, 01:32 AM
I'm going to buy a small sample on ebay for under 10 bucks. I'll work it around some edges and see how it looks.

Ironhorse
05-16-2012, 08:54 AM
Wraps are a great way to make old look new again and can be changed to keep the boat updated. The issue is usually the cost associated with having it done. Good luck and keep us posted if you decide to try this yourself.

thatsmrmastercraft
05-16-2012, 08:58 AM
wrapping is an art... I work for Mutoh www.mutoh.com and host a class in many cities... harder than it looks... but when its done right it's cool.

Surface needs to be washed properly...when it's done right it comes of easy as well.

this stuff makes cutting curves a breeze... http://www.signsplusbanners.com/itemdetail.php?sku=WRAP+CUT&keyword=cut+tape&techspec=&x=0&y=0&p=Application+Products&c=Application+Tools&s=Edge+Cutting+Tape

I had seen this stuff years ago on Pimp My Ride, but didn't know what it was. I have a project coming up where that may come in handy.:toast:

gatorguy
05-16-2012, 09:54 AM
Wonder what the added weight would be on a PS 205?

oxberger
05-16-2012, 10:22 AM
That carbon Supra looks pretty sick. Anyone know of a place in the TN area that does wraps? I've been contemplating either new paint or a wrap.

There's a place called SignsNow. They have 2 locations in Nashville. I know they do vehicles. You may want to contact them to find out about wrapping a boat. BTW, which lake do you go to?

scott023
05-16-2012, 10:29 AM
Look pretty sharp to me.

thatsmrmastercraft
05-16-2012, 01:12 PM
It sure looks good on that boat. I wonder how noticeable the seams are?

nauti-dreamer
05-16-2012, 01:32 PM
Looks kick *** on the boat....How hot would it get in the sun???

nickespi
05-16-2012, 02:06 PM
Thanks Ox. I'm just up the road in C-ville and we have one here too. I may give them a shout. I normally stay up on the Cumberland or Lake Barkley. Now that I got my new tow rig, I'll have to start heading south and hitting the better spots. The X-30 was just too much for the Sequoia.

gatorguy
05-16-2012, 03:01 PM
Just talked to the guys that wrapped the Supra. The quoted about $2500 for the wrap. I guess in my ignorance I thought it was actual carbon fiber sheeting, but it is a textured vinyl. I think I could go for this.

mikeg205
05-16-2012, 08:31 PM
Yup, takes a bit of practice and some inexpensive tools....and patience... I watch pro's do it a trade shows. Seams? it depends where you decide to seam it up. $2500 is not too bad a price for a boat wrap....Look up www.fellers.com and reach the local rep. they should be able to point you a number of wrappers in your area.

onewheat
05-17-2012, 12:42 AM
Looks kick *** on the boat....How hot would it get in the sun???

It does look cool. I bet that stuff would get smoking hot. Wouldn't be my first choice for above the rub rail - that's for sure.