That's a wrap!

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by Domenick, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Mattsburgh

    Mattsburgh Active Member

    THAT was totally not even planned. I just thought the contrast would look good with the blue, and the tech agreed with me and said he really thought it would be good too. But then today when I saw it I told him holy crap it almost perfectly matches the silver above the front bumper and he said yeah it almost looks like it was intentional.
     
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  2. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Very nice! Looks great! Congrats!
    Did you say how much it hurt (your wallet)?

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  3. Stickyman

    Stickyman New Member

    Wow that blue looks awesome and better than factory paint. My dealer scratched the hood a bit during transport and isn't responsive. A detailer recommended a clear bra over the hood and after these pics it seems to be the best option as it will fill the scratches.

    But now I want to make my red Kona blue.
     
  4. Mattsburgh

    Mattsburgh Active Member

    No, I don't like thinking about it ;). It was about $4000 and another $250 in taxes.
     
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  5. GPM432

    GPM432 Active Member

    Well I was told it will cure and any bubbles will gradually go down.
     
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  6. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Ouch! My condolences!

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  7. EnerG

    EnerG Active Member


    Very nice color combo. Your car will certainly be unique.

    Why would there be an orange peel on a perfectly flat film? Is this due to the adhesives on the back of the film?
     
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  8. Mattsburgh

    Mattsburgh Active Member

    That's what I was told too, that the vinyl will bond to the adhesive over the next week or so, and smooth out.
     
  9. Mattsburgh

    Mattsburgh Active Member

    Thanks! I think it would have looked great all blue too, but I really kind of like the contrast with the silver. As for the orange peel, they said the paint job already had it, I never noticed and probably wouldn't have noticed it here except now I was looking for it. I'm not too worried about it.

    I will say my initial impression (it's only been 24 hours) is that this was worth it; however, considering the price I think if I had it to do over again I might instead just get the car painted this same color blue. Since the bumper is painted I can look at the two and the paint looks a little better, it has more depth and metallic sparkle than the vinyl.
     
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  10. EnerG

    EnerG Active Member

    I envision a future in which the dealership service bays are being used for customization rather than repairs.
    Wrapping used to be only for commercial advertising but now anyone can have a totally custom mural like the 70's shaggin wagons. God help us, when mothers have pictures of their babies implanted in their baby on board color schemes. Now cats, I could get on board with. Hey CJC, how bout puppy pics?
     
  11. CJC

    CJC Well-Known Member

    I haven't wrapped the Kona with my pups pictures yet. lol Still waiting for the Soul EV. Here they are in the front yard yesterday. I was actually showing off my zinnias and decided to include them too. lol 20190620_110253.jpg
     
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  12. Mattsburgh

    Mattsburgh Active Member

    haha, I noticed my pooch was in the background of one of the pics of the freshly wrapped Kona, anyone notice him?
     
  13. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Haha, he's wondering what you're doing out there without his help!

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  14. ehatch

    ehatch Active Member

    I still tinted [ceramic] with 20% for the cargo door,passenger windows.It's really dark,good heat rejection. Driver , front passenger's 50% I think.
     
  15. ehatch

    ehatch Active Member

    Did you ppf the skirt area below the bumper that's grey, where the radar sits.I put ceramic on that for bug rejection
     

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