Vinyl wrapping is an increasingly popular method of transforming the look of a vehicle, without the need for a costly and time-consuming paint job. With a wide range of colours, finishes and materials available, it’s an excellent way to personalize your vehicle and make it stand out from the crowd. Here at Vinyl Wrap Toronto, we recently had the opportunity to carry out a full colour change wrap on an Audi Q5, which we’d like to share with you in this blog post.
The Audi Q5 is a stylish and sleek SUV, which is popular among car enthusiasts and families alike. The owner of this particular Audi Q5 wanted to transform the look of their vehicle and opted for a full colour change wrap in Satin Bitter Yellow. This is a bold and vibrant colour, which would certainly make the car stand out on the roads of Toronto.
Audi Q5 Full Colour Change Process
Before we began the wrap, we ensured that the car was thoroughly cleaned and free of any dirt or debris. This is an important step in the wrapping process, as any imperfections on the surface of the car could affect the quality of the final wrap. We also removed any badges, trims or accessories from the car, to ensure that the wrap would be seamless and smooth.
Next, we began the wrapping process by applying the vinyl wrap to the bonnet of the car. This was a challenging part of the process, as the bonnet has a complex shape with multiple curves and contours. We used a heat gun to soften the vinyl and mould it around the shape of the bonnet, ensuring that there were no bubbles or creases in the material.
Once the bonnet was complete, we moved on to the rest of the car, working our way around the vehicle in sections. We used 3M 1080 Series vinyl for the wrap, which is a high-quality material that’s known for its durability, flexibility and easy application. This material is ideal for a full colour change wrap, as it can be easily stretched and shaped to fit the curves and contours of the car, without losing its adhesion.
As we worked around the car, we paid close attention to the details and made sure that the wrap was seamless and smooth. This involved using a squeegee to press out any bubbles or creases in the vinyl and trimming the material carefully around the edges of the car to ensure a neat finish.
One of the standout features of this Audi Q5 wrap was the black hood stripe, which we added on top of the Satin Bitter Yellow wrap. This is a popular design element that can add an extra touch of style and personality to a wrapped car. We carefully measured and applied the stripe to the bonnet, using a vinyl cutter to create a clean and precise edge.
Another important part of the wrapping process was the chrome delete. This involved removing the chrome trim and replacing it with vinyl wrap in a matching colour. In this case, we used Satin Bitter Yellow vinyl to match the rest of the car. This is an important step in creating a seamless and cohesive look for the wrapped car, as any chrome accents could detract from the overall effect.
Overall, the Audi Q5 wrap was a challenging and rewarding project that allowed us to showcase our skills and expertise in the field of vinyl wrapping. It’s important to choose a high-quality vinyl material for a full colour change wrap, as this will ensure that the wrap is durable, flexible and easy to apply. 3M 1080 Series is a top choice for this type of project, as it offers excellent performance and durability, while also being easy to work with.
Tips for choosing the right colour for colour change
When it comes to tips for getting a full colour change wrap, there are several key factors to consider. Firstly, it’s important to choose a colour and finish that will complement the style and shape of your vehicle. This can involve looking at similar vehicles that have been wrapped, researching popular colours and finishes online, and seeking advice from professionals in the field.
Another important consideration is the quality of the vinyl wrap material. As mentioned earlier, the 3M 1080 Series is a popular choice for full colour change wraps, but there are other high-quality options available as well. It’s important to choose a material that is durable, flexible and easy to apply, as this will ensure a seamless and long-lasting result.
Preparing the vehicle properly before the wrap is also crucial. This involves thoroughly cleaning the car and removing any dirt or debris, as well as removing any accessories or trims that could interfere with the wrap. A smooth and clean surface is essential for a high-quality result.
Working with a professional vinyl wrap shop is also highly recommended. Experienced professionals will have the skills and expertise needed to ensure a flawless and long-lasting wrap. They will also be able to provide advice on colour and material choices, as well as additional design elements such as hood stripes and chrome delete.
Which Vinyl material to choose for the colour change?
In terms of materials for an Audi Q5 wrap specifically, there are a few key factors to consider. Firstly, the shape and contours of the vehicle can make the wrapping process more challenging, so it’s important to choose a material that is flexible and easy to apply. 3M 1080 Series and Avery Dennison are good choices for this reason, as they can be stretched and shaped to fit the curves and contours of the car.
Another important factor is the colour and finish of the vinyl wrap. The Audi Q5 is a sleek and stylish vehicle, so it’s important to choose a colour and finish that will complement its design. Satin and matte finishes are popular choices for a modern and sophisticated look, while gloss finishes can create a more dramatic and attention-grabbing effect.
In conclusion, a full-colour change wrap can be an excellent way to transform the look of your Audi Q5 and make it stand out on the roads of Toronto. By choosing a high-quality vinyl material, preparing the vehicle properly, and working with experienced professionals, you can ensure a flawless and long-lasting result that will turn heads and make a statement.