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#1 Envyus

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:42 AM

Hey fellas!
Yesterday I had my mk2 58 plate vision blue focus windows tinted and am really impressed with how it turned out!
I was speaking to the guy who did it and he said if I wanted to he could carbon fibre vinyl wrap whatever I wanted on the car for a really cheap price.
I am thinking about maybe having the silver part around the gear stick/handbrake done and perhaps the radio facia?

I was hoping I could get some advice on what parts look best in your opinions :).
Also he mentioned something about wrapping my lights also, any ideas to if this looks good?

Thanks in advance and today I will take some pics.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

Hey fellas!
Yesterday I had my mk2 58 plate vision blue focus windows tinted and am really impressed with how it turned out!
I was speaking to the guy who did it and he said if I wanted to he could carbon fibre vinyl wrap whatever I wanted on the car for a really cheap price.
I am thinking about maybe having the silver part around the gear stick/handbrake done and perhaps the radio facia?

I was hoping I could get some advice on what parts look best in your opinions :).
Also he mentioned something about wrapping my lights also, any ideas to if this looks good?

Thanks in advance and today I will take some pics.

Regards.

Dave


Hi mate,
personally i think the door pillars that are currently black, they would look good carbon wrapped, but leave the rubber sections as they are and wrap the flat surfaces that are currently black.

the light wrapping is a film that goes over your tail lights or headlight units, its basically window tint that is put on to them,

the centre console would also look good mate, but before you go for wrapping have a look at ''hydro dipping'' it wont ever peel like wrap could do and it give the same effect. their are different styles of print too such as air brush effect skulls and flames,

http://youtu.be/MN4PS7ZJeYY

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:06 AM

Thanks for the advice Lenny!
I love the idea of the door pillars!!

I think I will give those ago providing the guy has a dark enough wrap as if he only stocks like a grey colour it wouldn't look right.

Just went out and took a couple of snaps on my iphone also:

Before the tint:

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After the tint:

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And the part I am thinking of wrapping/dipping:

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Have you ever seen the door pillars done Lenny? Would love to see some examples of that for sure!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:42 AM

Nice one mate,
i saw a Vauxhall astra done with the door pillars and had a little nurburg ring decal on the bottom of them,
some cars have carbon fibre doors and the pillar is exposed like that too,

here are some links to the real deal mate,
http://streamlinecar...r-pillar-trims/

http://j-w-racing.co...__ford_focus_st

was the tint expensive to get done ?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:46 AM

They do look smart but are pretty expensive :P.
I think I'll try the vinyl on the pillars and see how they come out.
The tints cost me £150 + VAT but in my eyes a huge huge improvment,

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:15 PM

Just gonna jump in here, first off the car is looking great ;-)

But can any1 advise me,,,,, the pic of the centre console, there is a flap that covers were the cig lighter is... But on my mk2 it is just open? Can I fit one in mine or is it just for the mk2.5. Any advice would be a great help.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:02 PM

Posted Image thus is mine after I wrapped the dash really improves the inside.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:22 PM

Go for the wrap, it really lifts the centre console.

Mine before -

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In progress-

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After-

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Hope this gives you the inspiration you need.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:47 PM

Thanks guy's!
It deffinately does look much better wrapped for sure.
Have any of you attempted to wrap any other parts?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:53 PM

Some have wrapped the steering wheel trims, bonnet trim and boot handles.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:39 PM

Just gonna jump in here, first off the car is looking great ;-)

But can any1 advise me,,,,, the pic of the centre console, there is a flap that covers were the cig lighter is... But on my mk2 it is just open? Can I fit one in mine or is it just for the mk2.5. Any advice would be a great help.


Mike, that is the ashtray - i think there is a guide on here on how to fit it.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:53 PM

Hey guys, new here.

I have a vision blue 2008 Focus, I keep seeing them with the rear windows and hatch tinted. Just wondering how much was it for you to get that done?

Loving the idea of wrapping the centre console. Don't think I'd be too happy tearing it all apart though!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:33 PM

ive got ford sunblinds on all the rear windows just as dark as the tints and looks tinted and cheaper.

ive wrapped the gear surround the stereo fascia trim and the rear door handles as well as the battery and fusebox cover the side pillars are not a good idea the sun will heat the plastic during the summer and the glue lifts easily.
as for the ashtray cover easy to fit hard to find and ridiculously priced even on ebay

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:46 PM

Thought as much, I could only find 1 on eBay and that was from a guy who wraps everything he sells in carbon, so this one was 55 notes... Bit much really lol. I wouldn't use it as an ash tray, just an extra 'out of sight' storage thingy.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:24 PM

the prices are truly shockin for a bit of plastic ive seen them sell for over 70 ill check the scrappies just cnt justify that ppce for what it is he wraps them as they are 2nd hand

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