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Old 04-05-2009, 09:52 PM
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Default Vic's R56 Stormtrooper Conversion

Current status:
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Mod list
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Full body satin white vinyl wrap
Cooper gas door
Cooper side scuttle
Cooper spoiler
JCW aero kit
Matte gray joey mod

Wheels:
18x8 Tenzo DC5 v2 in bronze

Suspension:
Vmaxx coilovers
TSW stud conversion kit

Interior:
Satin white dash
Whalen Shift machine

Performance:
DDM Street Intake
M7 turbo heat shield



Here's what we started with:
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Halfway there:
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After one weekend's worth of work.
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Jesus, wrapping car panels is a hell of a lot harder (and more frustrating) than wrapping trim bits

At this rate, by the time I'm actually proficient at this I will have spent enough money on vinyl to have had a professional do it, not to mention it probably taking a year to complete. Oh well

Additional upcoming mods include a new joey mod color, coils and some shiny (or matte, actually) new shoes.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:56 PM
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Why are you wrapping it?
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:57 PM
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I'm tired of red, matte white is teh seks and I get bored working at a computer all day. I need a hands on project
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Wow man, I'm impressed. Looks like you did an amazing job there on the hood which is super complex. Bravo

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Why are you wrapping it?
Cause Alpine white is a sick color for a MINI
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:01 PM
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:07 PM
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Wow man, I'm impressed. Looks like you did an amazing job there on the hood which is super complex. Bravo
Looks can be deceiving, lol. The amount of bubbles in that hood make me want to cry. I'm hoping the next panel goes much smoother. I wish I would have had time to wrap the scoop and front bumper so it didn't look quite so stupid.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:08 PM
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Wow!! Cant wait to see the finished product.

Good job!
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:15 PM
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Looks can be deceiving, lol. The amount of bubbles in that hood make me want to cry. I'm hoping the next panel goes much smoother. I wish I would have had time to wrap the scoop and front bumper so it didn't look quite so stupid.
You're bound to get bubbles the first time around. It will get easier with each panel. It was the same way when I was doing the vinyl on my r50. First few attempts were bubble ridden, but you learn all the tricks the next time around
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:20 PM
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Yeah, I'm already a hell of a lot farther along with skill than I thought. Much more heat is needed for the next panels, that's for sure.

My biggest issue is simply working with so much vinyl at once and not dirtying it or allowing it to fold into itself. I can't figure out any way of doing it without holding my hand underneath the vinyl to guide it and keep it at the proper angle, and that's a pain in the ass.
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Sweet, can't wait to see it finished!!!
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:25 PM
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awesome cant wait to see it finished bro!
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:46 PM
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Are you planning on bringing it to the dragon?
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That is one heck of a project - Looks good. Are you covering all of it?

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awesome job man, its gonna be so hot when you're finished
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dude, amazing, much props for attempting something this daunting I can't wait to see the finished thing -- it already looks like it's going to be amazing!!
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