Truenotch

Truenotch's BEAMS AE86 racecar

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Took the bonnet out to @Archetype's place on Sunday to have a go at wrapping it. We'd used a bunch of vinyl samples to choose the colour "3m Dark Red" which seemed to match well. 

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The 3m 1080 film is amazing stuff to work with. It seems almost impossible to get a bubble! 

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After a bit of mucking around we had it finished with new vinyl eyelids and "grille" too. We used matte black for the eyelids and gloss for the grille to add depth. 

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Got it home and chucked it on - looks nice:

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But... The colour is different to what we thought it would be. 

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3m obviously has a different colours for the 1080 wrap vs the standard 30 and 50 series vinyl. This is called "dark red" but it looks almost orange compared to the test sample. 

After a bit of research it seems like there probably isn't an option in this range that will match my paint... Dammit. 

For future reference - it's best to wrap your panels on or next to your car to make sure the colour matches as expected. 

Massive thanks to Brent / archetype / Doozi / MotoringEvents for making it happen. The job itself turned out mint. 

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