A client recently contacted Audio Designs and Custom Graphics in Jacksonville to get a quote on a Nissan 370Z wrap. We invited the client to our store so we could have a look at the vehicle and the client could browse the different colors available. Once we settled on a color choice, we provided the client with a quote for the installation and scheduled an appointment once he gave us his approval.
Thorough Vehicle Disassembly for Nissan 370Z Wrap
The objective of a full vehicle wrap is to make it look like we painted the car or truck. To achieve this, we need to take several components off the car so that we can wrap underneath them. The headlights, taillights, door handles, rear wing, badges and emblems are the key elements for this process.
Nissan always throws us a curve-ball when it comes to spoilers. They use mechanical fasters and high-strength adhesive tape to ensure the spoiler stays in place. A little finessing and some heat from our heat gun got the spoiler off. We removed the adhesive from the surface and finished wiping down the vehicle in preparation for the new vinyl.
3M 1080 Scotchprint Gloss Deep Blue Metallic
The client chose Deep Blue Metallic from 3M for the Nissan 370 wrap. We started with the hood, roof, doors and front fenders, since they presented the fewest challenges. Next, we began work on the rear hatch.
For a project like this, we have to cut the vinyl around the third brake light and the rear window. Many shops would try to use a razor blade or sharp knife and follow the edge of the window, but this knife method always leaves scratches on the surface below. We have invested in copious quantities of Design Line Knifeless Tape. This tape includes a filament in the carrier that cuts the vinyl. It takes some time to mask all of the openings perfectly, but once we apply the vinyl and pull the filament, the result is a perfect edge, every time.
Vehicle Reassembly and Delivery
Once we wrapped everything, we re-installed all the badges and emblems with new 3M adhesive tape. Because we do a lot of car audio work, our team is great at removing and installing head lights and tail lights. Knowing how cars come apart and – more importantly – go back together saves us a lot of time.
Two days after the team at Audio Designs and Custom Graphics started this project, it was time to invite the client back to pick up his car. His jaw was on the floor. He was sure we had painted the car.
If you are interested in something like this Nissan 370Z wrap for your vehicle, contact us using our online FORM.