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have any abarths with the black hood and decklid made it to the US? I don't see any available on the inventory search at fiat.com.
I've wrapped some motorcycle bits and the product is quite forgiving, really quite easy to work with. The vinyl is semi-porous, so small air pockets can be squeezed out with a fairing tool. Large surfaces will require two people, but the procedure is pretty straight forward. Search Youtube for vinyl wrap installation to see how it's done.Isn't it really hard to get all the air bubbles out and have a perfectly wrapped surface? Wouldn't do it myself unless there's no alternative.
Looks good. Do you mind my asking ballpark what was the cost? And is that a bianco gelato white? Did you leave the white strip in the back?https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6y5GRTrf-pNc3AtTWVOcWY0RnM/view?usp=sharing
I had a wrapper (note the W up front)...heritage me up! Came out pretty good. Did it a month or so ago. If you are in Dallas and need a hook up, PM me.
Your wrapper guy sounds great. My wrap guy didn't go under the Abarth emblems and did the shark fin in two pieces. Still, it looks pretty good for $600. I was quoted as high as $3,000 from a high end Southern California shop which does Porsches, etc. This will do for the time being, but if I have any problems I'll have it "painted" by my favorite body shop, who is exceptionally affordable.Wrap job was $700'ish for black matte on hood and trunk lid and then red wrap (which i did in matte instead of gloss) for mirrors and front lip. I spray painted the tow hook cover.
The wrapper i used had special cutting tape to make dead even lines down the hood. He also had special tools to get the wrap under the emblems. The real PIA was the satellite radio shark tail....he did that with one piece of wrap (another wrap dude saw it and said, that guy was a baller to do that!)
I liked it all white....but holy cow it looks so good with the black...everywhere i go i gotta answer questions!
I have a had all sorts of different sports cars(from miata to one of a kind Porsches) over the last 30 years....my 2 favs miata and abarth 500. So the abarth 124 is quite literally the best of both worlds (with the exception of it's lame sounding exhaust....however i have a Goodwin arriving this week to care of that problem!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-5qfOg_hZE
We wanted to make the Auto Ricambi 124 Spider Lusso look more aggressive so I had a satin vinyl wrap strip installed. It looks great and will require less care than the painted strip. Plus, it is cheaper ($500-$600 vs $2k).