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Roof Wrap Salvageable

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Roof Wrap Salvageable

So I bought a roll of vinyl last spring of a brand called kpmf from a shop.
I finally got around to wrapping it yesterday. Not sure if the vinyl was bad or just the fact i had it in my garage over the winter. But there was a lot of imperfections.
Took ~3 hours with the prep included.
Should i redo this.? Are there shops that can cut out the 2/3 big imperfections and blend in the vinyl for like around $50.

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Looks bad. Must be the inferior film.
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Was it installed wet or dry? I work in fleet management and there's a reason why labour is so expensive for wraps, it takes a lot of patience to install a wrap properly.
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woah, that looks like hot garbage. But unless you do it all the time for a living this is what it is. Always be more cost effective to pay a pro.

I love it when I see the Canadian Tire home Joe tint job that's got more bubbles that the miss Brazilian butt competition.
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booblehead wrote: Looks bad. Must be the inferior film.
I was gonna get 3M but the guy said hes had issues with it doesnt carry it anymore.
coriolis wrote: Was it installed wet or dry? I work in fleet management and there's a reason why labour is so expensive for wraps, it takes a lot of patience to install a wrap properly.

dry of course. yesterday late afternoon.
Yea im leaning towards just redoing it maybe next weekend or something. Was hoping for some of that false praise.
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sebakaa wrote: I was gonna get 3M but the guy said hes had issues with it doesnt carry it anymore.




dry of course. yesterday late afternoon.
Yea im leaning towards just redoing it maybe next weekend or something. Was hoping for some of that false praise.
No...just pay someone to do it right.

It will probably looks the same as it does now and you would have spent another 3 hours of your weekend.
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Grab a heatgun and start working it to see if you can smooth it back out and get it to adhere again.
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It looks like a Combo of not so good film and lack of experience with it.

I've done some tinting and some vinyl work (not all automotive related) and basically you get what you paid for. The pricier stuff is usually easier to work with and more forgiving not to mention more reliable. All that makes it easier for a novice to do.
Get cheap film and you gotta bring your professional A game

There's no hope
That one corner is scuffed to hell it would drive me bonkers
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sebakaa wrote: I was gonna get 3M but the guy said hes had issues with it doesnt carry it anymore.

dry of course. yesterday late afternoon.
Yea im leaning towards just redoing it maybe next weekend or something. Was hoping for some of that false praise.
Isnt it better to install wet?

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