Originally Posted by Zyzz
also to that dude, where did you order the vinyl? when do you plan on doing it? if the material is cheap enough and the job is kinda easy for you then i might just try it for the hell of it.
could be something good to learn
I've just got to get an oil change and get the brake fluid drained and replaced. I wanted to wait til I got that done this week, because I figured the car would get dirty somehow. once I get it back, I'm going to clean it all and prep the surface and then try to knock out a panel a day or something. my old roommates are in town today though so they said they'd come over and help me with the hood at least today. assuming we don't get caught up in some other stuff instead, I'll post pics by this evening of the hood.
I bought the material online (metrorestyling.com) for $500 or $600 (can't remember the exact amount right now). that included squeegeez, exacto knives, etc. you can buy cheap vinyl on eBay and stuff, but it apparently doesn't hold up as long. top brands are 3M 1080, Oracle, and Avery. you just have to make sure you're getting a vinyl specifically for cars. there are a lot of DIY videos on YouTube. they make it look kinda easy, but it's hard as a ***** by yourself. I think my main problem the first time I tried was not being able to lay the vinyl on the car the right way on both ends of it. should be easier today with help. if all works out, I'll be more than happy to give you any tips I learn of.