Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Near Idyllwild, California
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No unfortunately it is not. He is a world class wrapper. Travels the world giving classes in wrapping cars. He wrapped my green car, has done several of my race trucks, just did my FJ. I have known him for 20 years. He says that the paint is not a good enough quality to do it, most American cars fall into that category. I have tried time and again, but he simply will not do it for me, or anyone else. His comment, he can not take the chance on it anymore. Has had several problems with it.
I am sure I can get the lower part wrapped, but not with the heavy duty clear. He has wrapped the yellow car's hood, lower cowl, the windshield frame, and the rear deck and bumper. I am going 5 on years now and it still looks new. Best Paint winner at the Colorado National.
I think the RE 71's are the real problem. I had a few rock chips prior, but once I put them on, it was like strapping a sand blaster to the front wheels. I have to figure something out. I will take some pictures today.
To install a wrap properly it takes a very high heat, he uses one of those hand held torches. Maybe it adheres to well. He says the quality is fantastic, but it is just too strong. Had one a couple of years ago, not a Kappa, but GM product, Camaro I think, that pulled the paint off setting in the shop overnight. That was the end for him.
I am taking my FJ to him tomorrow, will ask again about it. But with the fender skirts/side panels from norm it adds alot more bends, then would have to have the car painted and set for 30 days before he would put the clear on it. Paint has to dry from inside out. He is a perfectionist no doubt.
Last edited by skersfan; 04-08-2019 at 09:06 PM.