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Has anyone on here other than Darkspeed attempted this? I have been trying to order vinyl from Decal FX but there website will not allow ordering because it says they are at SEMA. I went to a local shop that does vinyl wrapping and they actually gave me a 3ftX3ft sheet and said good luck (laughing) as I walked out the door to wrap my fog bezels and dash trim. After 3 hours of jerking off and wasting every square inch of vinyl wrap that was given to me, I gave up. Thank god I wasn't by myself cause I wanted to step in front of a bus after that fiasco.
I think these guys in the video's are pros with 100's of hours of experience in doing this and are infinately patient.
While I was at the shop were I picked up the vinyl earlier, the owner suggested I go to an automotive paint store and pick up a can of exterior black trim spray paint if the vinyl didn't work out. He showed me some pieces he had done on his own car with the paint and it looked pretty good.
I am in the process of painting all of the pieces right now and I think I will keep the bezels painted, but I also found out that the trim panels are available from Mazda in black from their base model. I had my buddy order me both of the panels and I will install them tomorrow. After I get them, I will post the part numbers if they look good in the car.
I don't want to discourage anyone from trying the vinyl wrap and I am not trying to derail the OP's topic, but I just came to the conclusion I will never be able to do this kind of detail work. Fuck, I can't even find anyone in the Bay Area that is willing to vinyl wrap these pieces for me.
LIQUID SILVER/CP-E RMM/CP SRI&IT/CS RP/ HELLA SUPERTONES/BLACKED OUT EMBLEMS/CP-E TOW PLATE