Lamborghini Transformed from Orange to White

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We sat down for a chat with a member of our vehicle wrapping team, Stephen, to speak with him about the Lamborghini Huracan he wrapped last month, transforming it from the original Aranco Borealis to a classic Gloss White colour.

Q: What did your overall process involve?

In addition to our regular wrapping process, more trim is required to be removed to allow a perfect finish; such as the large “Sill” trims and the petrol cap assembly. This ensures that all of the Orange bodywork is covered, a perfect colour change.

Q: What is the material like to work with? Are there any special considerations needed?

We used Avery Supreme Gloss White and Gloss Black – This is my favourite material to work with, as it’s very conformable and efficient to fit, as well as having a great finish. Some difficult parts to wrap can be pointed edges, the Huracan has quite a lot of them! On certain panels, seperate pieces of vinyl need to be used and joined – however it’s done in a very clever way that makes it almost impossible to see where.

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Q: What is the bodywork of the Huracan like to wrap, are there any difficult bodywork/trim sections to deal with?

There’s lots of sharp lines and pointy bits of bodywork in the design of this car, it’s part of Lamborghini’s style. Me and the team have a lot of experience with these sorts of challenges, and we always have a great result. The original colour being Orange also adds a challenge, as even a tiny spot of original colour visible from the outside would ruin the look – so every panel has to be wrapped very thoroughly.

Q: The gloss black detailing on the car made a big difference to the look, how do you make the two-tone look so good?

We spend a lot of time finding the best areas to add a contrasting colour to, as there’s a few different ways it could be done. We try to find a natural contour line that reflects light in the right way – the gloss black vinyl then begins at this point and is wrapped to cover the specific section we want to contrast.

Q: Are you happy with the results? What do you think about the completed car?

This is one of the best projects i’ve worked on, the colour change from orange to White/Black was a huge transformation and it was really satisfying to stand back and look at the amazing result. See the full case study of this project here.

Lamborghini Huracan 1380 Gloss White Side

Car Colour Trends in 2016 and beyond

Colour trends have evolved continuously over time, from the ethos of “any color as long as it’s black” on the Ford Model T, through the highly saturated colors of the 60’s, the metallic’s of the 80’s and the purples and greens of the 90’s. The last 20 years have been rather monotone, however – 2015’s top car colors in the UK were White, Black and Grey; at #1, #2 and #3 respectively. This matches the rest of the world, too, with 70% of the world’s car colours being White, Black, Silver and Grey.

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In recent years we’ve seen older colours returning in the form of trends, such as Audi’s “Beluga Brown” and Mini’s “British Racing Green”. We work on quite a lot of new Range Rovers, and have noticed a new brown/champagne colour “Kaikoura Stone”, a very unique metallic colour. Fiat offer a “Smooth Mint” Green colour, and Porsche’s “Miami Blue”, a throwback to the ocean blue-like colours of the past.

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Interestingly, it was thought that Brown would trend and become a favourite for this year, however instead we’ve seen a 23% drop since 2014 in Brown car purchases; instead Black and White lead the way – which could come from the rise of minimalist design and monotone colours being used for other modern purchases, such as phones, TV’s and other electronic devices increasingly being sold in either Black or White.

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What’s hard to predict, though, is the colour trends as we move into 2017. It’s looking like we could see Black paint taking a lead, with Grey on it’s tail. Car companies like BMW and Audi have started offering grey colours for their cars, something which was rarely seen previously.

Colour Flip could make a return – companies like MINI and Nissan offered this type of paint technology in around 2004. Recently, premium vinyl suppliers 3M and Avery Dennison released colour flipping vinyl, giving even more possibilities for your vehicle.

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Whatever the colour trends and tastes bring next year, we can offer hundreds of colour options and finishes; Including Metallics, Mattes, Chromes and Colour Flip vinyl wraps.
Protect your original bodywork with a high quality wrap while adding a new colour of your choice, wether its something trending, or something else.

Ferrari Carbon Roof Wrapping: The Process

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We sat down for a chat with a member of our vehicle wrapping team, Stephen, who has been with us for nearly 3 years. He recently worked on the Ferrari 458 Roof Wrap, which was completed in 3M’s 1080 Carbon Wrap material.

Q: What did your overall process involve?

It started with dismantling of the trims around the roof and windows, which involves unbolting the various rubber seals from these sections. This allows us to take the vinyl wrap further on each panel and surrounding areas, ensuring the original colour is not visible.

We then measured the panels, and did this in a way that ensured the carbon weave would all follow the same direction consistently. The area is then masked up and wiped with a “tack cloth”, which removes traces of dust and dirt still left behind.

The panels are then wrapped one by one, using 1 – 2 additional team members to help me; to ease the process. As each section is completed, the vinyl is trimmed and edges are tucked away neatly, to give it a flush finish throughout.

The work is then given a full check-over, to ensure high quality throughout. The trims we removed earlier are then carefully re-installed and the vehicle is given a clean and polish to complete the look.

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Q: What is the material like to work with? Are there any special considerations needed?

The material is high quality and good to work with; the only difficulty is ensuring the carbon weave lines up between multiple panels.

Q: What is the Ferrari 488 roof like to wrap, are there any difficult bodywork/trim sections to deal with?

The roof is quite curvaceous, and larger than the width of our vinyl. This means some slight manipulation of the vinyl is required to make sure it fits whilst retaining the consistent carbon look. This makes it quite difficult to fit, but this is where the enjoyment comes!

Q: Are you happy with the results? What do you think about the completed car?

I am really happy with the result, and I find that subtle changes, such as this carbon roof, make a huge visual improvement on the overall vehicle – especially when tied in with other subtle modifications throughout the vehicle, such as sill areas and other trim.

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New Release: Avery Supreme ColorFlow

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ColorFlow from Avery Dennison is here! In September 2016, A range of 5 unique vinyls were released by premium vinyl manufacturer Avery Dennison, as part of their existing “Supreme” range.

The vinyls offer a new way to fit a “flip” color; this is something normally found in paint technology that allows multiple colors to appear in a vehicles bodywork, depending on the lighting and viewing angle.

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There are 5 new colors to choose from, ranging from vibrant blues, to deep greens and purples; there’s a ColorFlow vinyl for everyone! See the range of options below.

We loved ColorFlow so much, we wrapped our own project vehicle in it, the Reforma Wraptor. See how we did it and the finished results in our case study.

Roaring Thunder

This vinyl appears as a pretty blue colour, with a touch of purple in darker lights, however when the color flips, a glorious red color emerges to complement it.

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Fresh Spring

The vibrant gold of this vinyl is most apparent, however at different angles, the vinyl takes on silvers and greens, giving the vehicle a whole new look.

Rushing Riptide

This satin cyan vinyl wrap offers a beautiful metallic hue to any vehicle, but flips to become a deep purple colour.

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Rising Sun

The smooth, satin cherry red of this vinyl wrap is a unique shade and looks awesome. When it hits the light in the right way, however, a metallic gold colour is revealed within.

Urban Jungle

We chose this colour for our very own Ford Wraptor Project! The deep, satin green finish flips into a royal purple finish in the darkness.

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No matter which color suits you most – we can supply and fit these fantastic vinyl wraps to your vehicle; if you’re interested, get in touch and we can provide full pricing and product information.

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