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October '17

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • October 2017 • 45 WRAPS DIGITAL GRAPHICS Sign & Digital Graphics presents some of the industry's latest wrap projects. If you have a recent project that you would like to share, please send a sample of your wrap project to Matt Dixon at mdixon@ nbm.com. Wraps Projects SDG Color Change on a Challenger B Y A L L O U T G R A P H I C S , S H E L D O N , V E R M O N T This particular project was for the CEO of Spyder Outerwear, who we have done a number of wrap projects for in the past. On this particular job, we took a new Dodge Challenger, which was bright orange with black and carbon fiber accents and com- pletely transformed it to matte black. And then we added gloss black striping to the hood to match the hood contours, as well as striping the trunk. They chose not to stripe the roof due to the sunroof being right in the middle and how that would affect the overall look. We then added some matte orange striping to accent the body lines on the sides as well as the hood contours around the air intake ducting. We laid out the striping also in a way that helped to pull the entire look together and to give it a "sinister" look. The complex part of this wrap project was the fact that because the car was such a contrasting color from the original color, it took a lot of extra work to be sure that there were no stray orange areas showing because they would stick out imme- diately, and the customer did not want that. When doing full wrap jobs, we often have two price points for customers. One option, which is slightly less expensive, offers wrapping around all moldings, emblems, mirrors, etc. The second option includes removing all mirrors, moldings, emblems, etc. This gives a much cleaner install, and also ensures that there are no "seams" in vinyl. This also helps "seal" many otherwise exposed edges. And up here in Vermont, with the winter road conditions, edge sealing is super important. This particular wrap required removing every possible item in order to be sure that all vinyl edges could be tucked well out of sight to be sure the original orange surface was not visible. The front and rear bumpers are the most time consum- ing to get a good looking and effective, long lasting install. This included rear spoiler, mirrors, gas filler cap assembly, emblems, hood air vents and windshield washer spray nozzles. We also had to remove all the previous striping and accents and be sure all old adhesive residue was gone. Then after the wrap was complete, all these items were care- fully replaced. Removing some of these items means taking apart door panels to access them so extra care must always be taken to avoid damage to the many electrical items inside. When the project was done, we went over every area on the vehicle to be sure that no areas were missed, show- ing old color underneath. For this particular wrap, we used Avery Dennison's Supreme Wrap Vinyl Film for everything, and the entire project took a couple of us about three days to complete.

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