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Old 03-11-2010, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default Body wraps, whats the point?

Not flaming here, seriously.

Its hard to get them on, nicely at least. They cost the same as a custom paint job or 10 cans of tamiya paint and it still isnt custom. Its heavier than a heavy-duty body.

What's the point?
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:27 AM   #2
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Lol to make ur ride look good. When u spend 1400$ on a whoole car why would u wanna finish it with a crappy looking body, ppl do take pride in there rides n want them to look sik. Short answer they look better then a simple 1 color paint scheme n they don't have to do the design thereself so it's easy.
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I get the "looks" part, however so many of the wraps just look like what they really are - stickers, and come on 50 bucks for a stickers sheet, a heavy one as well.

I just dont get it, its not that hard to give the car a half decent paint job.
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PAint looks awesome but, you have to send your body to the painter, pay for the paintjob and shipping back...... Or you can just order a wrap and boom!!!! looks great and you are done!! Not perfect like paint but cheaper when you consider the 2 way shipping on a painted body. And once you do a wrap and figure it out, they are not that hard to install. also no paint coming off from rubbing on chassis or pipe and making the paint look progessivly worse everytime you run it. Wraps also strenghten your body. Makes cracks less likely to happen..
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Hmmm, I have a m-spec with a wrap on its way, so I'll prolly try it out for myselves. So far only seen it on fellow racers cars, and it looks like rubbish
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not to mention decals are built into the art so no extra ching and the colors match. Plus you can acheive stuff paint can't or would be hard to do, like wings and crazy stripes all over.
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I get the "looks" part, however so many of the wraps just look like what they really are - stickers, and come on 50 bucks for a stickers sheet, a heavy one as well.

I just dont get it, its not that hard to give the car a half decent paint job.
You may want to try ordering some from a different company?
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I LOVE wraps. One wrap on one body last me all year, which will take 2 painted bodies. My wrap is 100% custom. I strongly doubt seeing anyone with a body like mine. I used a upgrade wrap last year and it took me about 20 mins to put it on while watching family guy. Any my wrap was actually cheaper than getting the exact same thing painted.

Some people like wraps some like paint. some like OS some like RB - - - this will be an argument that will never provide an answer your curiosity, since you already dont like wraps.

Oh and I hear alot of weight comments. Do people really think they would win races if they had the lightest cars?
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#1-more durable
#2-cheaper in the long run
#3-in my case a painter would not touch my design for the cost of the wrap!
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You may want to try ordering some from a different company?
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I use wraps on my dirt oval cars 1/10 Sprint car and 1/8 Late Model they look great (scale replicas) last a long and my local graphics guy installs them for me much cheaper then paint . My offroad cars are painted . If you are thinking of wraps look into having custom made ones then you wont see another car like yours .
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I recently got a wrap for my Tamiya TRF801X from Kevin at T-Wraps (twraps@gmail.com). It was my first wrap, went on pretty much flawlessly using a heat gun to help form it a little. It took maybe 15-20 minutes to do. The quality is top notch, deffinetly recommended:









advantages of a wrap:

-designs are limited only by creativity, imagination, and talents really.
-strengthen body to resist cracking
-easy to install
-no worries of paint rubbing off or being cooked off by exhaust or fuel
-ability to match everything to the same scheme, body, wing, wheels, starter box, charger, radio, radio box, fuel bottle, setup board, etc etc
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Hmmm, I have a m-spec with a wrap on its way, so I'll prolly try it out for myselves. So far only seen it on fellow racers cars, and it looks like rubbish
I recommend on the stock Mugen body as its pretty thin....
I have done both and I think once you get past actually installing the wrap its pretty convenient....either way with all the different companies doing it its kind of cool to have a custom wrap cause they can add in the stickers.
Upgrade has some high quality vinyl but fastlane stuff fits better...But at the same time nothing looks cooler than fresh paint.....while its fresh that is
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I recommend on the stock Mugen body as its pretty thin....
I have done both and I think once you get past actually installing the wrap its pretty convenient....either way with all the different companies doing it its kind of cool to have a custom wrap cause they can add in the stickers.
Upgrade has some high quality vinyl but fastlane stuff fits better...But at the same time nothing looks cooler than fresh paint.....while its fresh that is
Ok, thanks for the advice.
I won't throw the wrap i get with the kit, then, i'll give it a try.

Should I use soap-water to ease the fitting of the wrap?
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to be honest I have no idea I have heard windex, soap, ect,ect,,,
I end up suffering through just putting it on and about 7-8 beers
but eventually its on.
oh I do use a heat gun in some areas
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