Vinyl Wrapping Door Handles and Mirrors

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  1. atlas310

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    Just wondering if anyone has attempted to vinyl wrap the handles and mirrors themselves. If so, any tips? I may opt to plastidip it, but wanted to take a crack at vinyl wrapping it first since I was going to do the chrome door trim with vinyl anyway.
     
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    Wrapping the handles wasn't too difficult. The good thing is you can hide most of the cuts and overlapping inside the handle. The key here is the outside to make sure that looks clean. As for the mirrors, don't even try it. I spent hours and hours trying to figure it out but I gave up with a pile of wasted vinyl. Paid my local guys to do it and it looks awesome. If you do everything but the mirrors the shop you pick should have the price based out of just doing that. Hope that helps.
     
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    Do you have a lot of overlap on the inside of the handles?
     
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    Not too bad. After a couple test pieces you understand how much extra to leave in order to wrap the entire handle.
     

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    Did you use matte or satin for the window trim?
     
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    I'd love to see wrapped mirrors. I always thought black mirrors would pop on this car.
     
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    Go with satin. I went with matte but satin will look better when the car is dirty.
     
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    I was probably going to plastidip the mirrors. I don't even know how I'd go about wrapping them. Also, my car is black.
     
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    Handles match pretty well. What color did you get?
     
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    Any picture of the mirrors wrapped?

    Thanks.
     
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    Its the Avery version of their pearl white.
     
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    Excuse the crap on the mirrors. No time to clean the car this week. As you can see they wrap around the entire mirror. If the shop you find say that can't do it, then find another that will.
     

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    How did you wrap the mirror base where it attaches to the door and the folding part?
     
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    I didn’t do it. I paid my wrap place to do it. Too hard for a DIYer.
     
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    I bought a ton of vinyl samples and Avery Perl white was the best match that I found for white when I compared to a pearl white S that I test drove. FWIW the satin version looked a little closer than the gloss for some reason the way the light caught it, but a different finish so might not look as good when put on. Arlon Ultimate PremiumPlus Satin Pearl White Vinyl was pretty much the same color as the Avery.
     
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    Looks really great. What did you pay? Where is the shop located?
     
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    #17 remlemasi, Jul 10, 2018 at 5:45 PM
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    This is the EXACT info I've been googling for! Just to confirm, did you install the satin or the gloss Avery White Pearl?

    Also, I assume you got samples of 3M SP10, GP240, and SP240 (satin pearl white, gloss white gold spark and satin frozen vanilla, respectively) and those didn't match as well?
     
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    i gave up on doing the vinyl on the mirrors as well.
    Will attempt PlastiDip on them this weekend.
    Bought black and glossifier through Amazon.
    Does anybody have any experience using the Glossifier?

    http://a.co/0N85UuB
    http://a.co/0PQEUuy
     
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    Yep, I've used it. It's thinner than the plastidip, so keep the coats light. It resulted in more of a semi-gloss finish than glossy.

     
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    I did the rear handles on the rear, but I don't like having the folds on the inside. I will probably end up plastidipping the mirrors and handles.
     

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