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Old 12-29-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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Im getting ready to do up a couple of bodies for the 2010 season but before I do i was wondering which way should I go. Before now I've always painted my own bodies and had pretty good luck doing so but it seem that there are alot more people wrapping there bodies now a days. I just wanted to know what advantages or disadvantages a custom wrapped body would have over a custom painted body if any. I always liked the custom one off paint jobs but now you can do a custom one off wrap. I'm up in the air with this please help. Thanks
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I used to love painting for myself and other guys, but save yourself the time and frustration and have a professional graphix guy wrap your stuff. They last just as long (if not longer) than painted bodies, look better than paint in my opinion, and completely customizable to your liking, with whatever manufacturers to which you want to show your support. They are simple to install, very durable, easy to maintain (a little Pledge does wonders), and you can get everything done to match - glow ignitors, radios, starter boxes, Ott lights, etc.

a great place to start --> Fastlane Graphix, or via email - fastlanegraphix@gmail.com
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I chose the wrap myself for this year, reason why, last year I went through 3 bodies that cracked at the hood and got tired of paying so much for the bodies for them to just crack. I saw a lot of guys with wraps and talked to the about it. They told me the bodies will last longer and have a lot less chance of cracking. So I got hooked up by Chad at Fastlane Graphics and he did me a one off wrap and so far with 3 races on it, no signs of cracks or damage and they clean up easy and look like new after clean up compared to my painted bodies. I will never paint another body again.
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I used to love painting for myself and other guys, but save yourself the time and frustration and have a professional graphix guy wrap your stuff. They last just as long (if not longer) than painted bodies, look better than paint in my opinion, and completely customizable to your liking, with whatever manufacturers to which you want to show your support. They are simple to install, very durable, easy to maintain (a little Pledge does wonders), and you can get everything done to match - glow ignitors, radios, starter boxes, Ott lights, etc.

a great place to start --> Fastlane Graphix, or via email - fastlanegraphix@gmail.com
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I used to love painting for myself and other guys, but save yourself the time and frustration and have a professional graphix guy wrap your stuff. They last just as long (if not longer) than painted bodies, look better than paint in my opinion, and completely customizable to your liking, with whatever manufacturers to which you want to show your support. They are simple to install, very durable, easy to maintain (a little Pledge does wonders), and you can get everything done to match - glow ignitors, radios, starter boxes, Ott lights, etc.

a great place to start --> Fastlane Graphix, or via email - fastlanegraphix@gmail.com
Chad has started doing all my work and does great. Just recently the shop placed a very large order and it's only going to take around 1 week to get it completed.

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wraps are definitely better than paint if you are after durability. my brother has the wrap that came with the mugen car and it still looks great. needed some cutting done to get it to fit right but when you compare my body, which is hit, his still looks great. wraps are pricey up front though...
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wraps are pricey up front though...
Not really Chad at Fastlane has great prices like 70 bucks for a non custom wrap beats a 100 dollar paint anyday.
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wrap it, my body is still going strong after a season with a custom upgrade rc wrap. A bit of a pain in the arse to install but worth the effort. For next season I'm going to try one of Chad's wraps I'm sure it will hold up just as well.
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WOW! Thanks a lot guys!!

We have customizable wraps for 50$ for buggies, we will soon have a line that is even a little cheaper.
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as much as Chad's wrap's Look the BOMB.....i personally prefer paint....i really hate when the edges of the wraps start to curl up and you have to cut them back or CA them back in place...and wraps are generally heavier then paint....downside to paint is that if the painter presses just an hair too hard the cut lines can crack later on down the road...but if you get a good painter that shouldn't be an issue.
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I used to love painting for myself and other guys, but save yourself the time and frustration and have a professional graphix guy wrap your stuff. They last just as long (if not longer) than painted bodies, look better than paint in my opinion, and completely customizable to your liking, with whatever manufacturers to which you want to show your support. They are simple to install, very durable, easy to maintain (a little Pledge does wonders), and you can get everything done to match - glow ignitors, radios, starter boxes, Ott lights, etc.

a great place to start --> Fastlane Graphix, or via email - fastlanegraphix@gmail.com
+3 for Fastlane! Wrap that Rascal
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My fastlane graphix wraps have never peeled or curled on the edges,,, in fact i had to pull one off my transmitter one time to replace with a fresh design and it was a nightmare! trick to install is, after the wrap is on hit it with a blow dryer and rub down the edges and pop any bubbles that rise from the heat.
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Chads stuff is great. But nothing beats the color from a great paint job. Some colors just dont come across from a printer.
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I used to love painting for myself and other guys, but save yourself the time and frustration and have a professional graphix guy wrap your stuff. They last just as long (if not longer) than painted bodies, look better than paint in my opinion, and completely customizable to your liking, with whatever manufacturers to which you want to show your support. They are simple to install, very durable, easy to maintain (a little Pledge does wonders), and you can get everything done to match - glow ignitors, radios, starter boxes, Ott lights, etc.

a great place to start --> Fastlane Graphix, or via email - fastlanegraphix@gmail.com


+10 On this.... Chad does some awesome stuff. This is the only way that I will ever go with our stuff.

Be safer than sorry and wrap it... LOL!!!
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My fastlane graphix wraps have never peeled or curled on the edges,,, in fact i had to pull one off my transmitter one time to replace with a fresh design and it was a nightmare! trick to install is, after the wrap is on hit it with a blow dryer and rub down the edges and pop any bubbles that rise from the heat.

I use the hair dryer trick and my edge's were good...but on places like the front end on a truggy that Does see the dirt on occasion was where it would peel.....Granted these were Upgrade wraps...so im not sure if Chad's vinyl is much different from theirs as far as tackyness and glue....Chad care to enlighten us on what kind of vinyl and how thick ?
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