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Title: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: Almightycrash on July 22, 2017, 12:16:07 AM
I suppose this is somewhat of a remodel, definitely a face lift.
Today I finally finished the design for the vinyl wrap for my home. As soon as they print and laminate it, I can install it. It will be a challenge, but Iím excited about it.
Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on July 22, 2017, 08:44:43 AM
That will sure be an eye-catcher! Best of luck with thee installation.
Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: SMR on July 22, 2017, 11:04:24 AM
I like that- very neat design. please post when you complete it.
Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: Oldgator73 on July 22, 2017, 12:05:50 PM
Hope it doesn't cause too many accidents on the road.
Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: TonyDtorch on July 22, 2017, 05:39:26 PM
Could you share the cost of this with us ?
Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: Almightycrash on July 23, 2017, 12:53:20 PM
I Worked out a trade for for this by doing some installations and design work for the vinyl company.
I can ask and find out what it would usually cost to wrap an RV like this.
Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: Arch Hoagland on July 23, 2017, 01:31:05 PM
Looking good!  Curious about the cost too.
Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: RedandSilver on July 23, 2017, 09:50:28 PM
I Worked out a trade for for this by doing some installations and design work for the vinyl company.
I can ask and find out what it would usually cost to wrap an RV like this.

Where (city and State) is this being made?

I assume that if any graphics are on the coach they would have to be removed first?

Stretching over the coach will not be easy and then cutting around all the doors and windows and basement doors etc will be tricky?

How many people will it take to do this job?

If you do it yourself, please take pictures as you progress along with the project as I think a number of us are curious about this.
Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: Almightycrash on July 23, 2017, 10:43:37 PM
I live in Flint, TX.
Yes, Iím in the process of removing previous vinyl graphics.  Itís the most annoying part of the process.

There will be no real stretching involved with the install, as most everything is flat.
 Cutting out the windows is easy.
I will doing the install by myself, but itís definitely not something Iíd recommend for a beginner.
Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: kdbgoat on July 24, 2017, 06:48:10 AM
Here's a thread about another member that had his coach wrapped:

http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,83302.0.html

Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: JoelP on July 24, 2017, 08:05:19 AM
I live in Flint, TX.
Yes, Iím in the process of removing previous vinyl graphics.  Itís the most annoying part of the process.

There will be no real stretching involved with the install, as most everything is flat.
 Cutting out the windows is easy.
I will doing the install by myself, but itís definitely not something Iíd recommend for a beginner.

My son-in-law had a wrap business in Boise and has done some amazing projects.  He just sold his business when they moved to American Samoa this year.  I sent him your photos. He was very impressed with your graphics.  Nice job and well done!
Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: blw2 on July 24, 2017, 11:02:38 AM
Here's a thread about another member that had his coach wrapped:

http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,83302.0.html

I've thought several times about this over the years, wondering how it worked out long term....
Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: kdbgoat on July 24, 2017, 11:27:27 AM
Dougie's still active here. Maybe he will see this thread, and go back to his old thread and give us an update.
Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: Almightycrash on July 24, 2017, 12:28:10 PM
My son-in-law had a wrap business in Boise and has done some amazing projects.  He just sold his business when they moved to American Samoa this year.  I sent him your photos. He was very impressed with your graphics.  Nice job and well done!

Thank you!
Itís definitely the largest project Iíve done.
I think I spent almost as much time with a tape measure as I did on the computer.
Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: Almightycrash on July 24, 2017, 12:31:31 PM
I've thought several times about this over the years, wondering how it worked out long term....

Most of the graphics on all of our RVs are the same vinyl application procedure, just in smaller pieces instead of full coverage. Itís very durable as far as not peeling, but now thereís also a laminating process that keeps it from fading over time like most older RVs you see.
Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: Almightycrash on July 24, 2017, 12:33:35 PM
Incidentally, mine already has a previous full wrap, but it was done in layers instead of a single printed design.
Title: Re: Class A Full Wrap
Post by: Almightycrash on July 24, 2017, 12:36:47 PM
The people who did the existing wrap did the black as one layer over the factory graphics without removing them, then added the other graphics on top.