I'm considering a wrap for my '86 if I do wrap It I would like the whole car patterened like the GM prototype test cars like we have seen recently on the C7 vette and ZL1 before thery where actually unveiled to the public.
Here is the only pic I could find of a car that wasn't 99% covered up
I would like to know what it's called so I can get some samples together and really decide if that is what I want to do. I can find 1,000 pictures of all kinds of cars but they are all bagged up. doesn't anyone take pictures of these things after the big reveal?
Something similar but possibly easier to find would be money. Just make it black and white. I wonder if this is some kind of urban camo designed to keep the lines of the car difficult to be seen before the actual debut?
Awesome, I feel closer than i have ever been before, Seems like "Sharpie" style is very interesting with so much stuff going on my eyes can stay busy on one car for a while.
I seem like while at a glance the c7 vetts "sharpie" wrap is more random shapes and lines, I agree to conceal the body lines, which is my goal, there is some suff I'd like to hide on my car, and I figgure what better way than some GM urban camo
Does anyone have pics of the C7 vette with the covers off, that is what I want. I like all the individual art projects on all thies sharpie cars, but I want abstract and random. With supercharged, no wait Holset diagonalacorss the side.
There's two "color schemes" going on in this thread that are technically not the same.
The "sharpie" art - as it's now commonly known - is a recent phenomenon where individuals literally do artwork on the car with sharpie markers. Usually an outline of the design is done, and then the appropriate shading is colored in. For doing this, you want to use the higher quality Sharpie markers that actually produce a black mark. Some markers labeled as "black" are not actually black, and when applied to a white surface actually have a purple-ish tint to them.
The Fiero that was posted some way above is actually a PFF member. He contacted me directly on another car enthusiast site when we came into contact with one another and I pointed him to PFF. He calls himself "Pinstripe Chris", and if you google that you'll find his webpage and the Fiero he did (an '85 GT, that I believe he sold last year). I have to apologize as I have forgotten his PFF handle, but he hasn't posted here all that much anyway.
In recent times, many individuals are circumventing having to actually paint the car with markers by having vinyl designs created. The obvious pros and cons to this is that it saves time since once the design is finalized it's a matter of printing it and applying it to the car. However the con is this can cost a WHOLE lot of money to have done - like thousands.
The other designs we are seeing in this thread is what is just referred to as visual camouflage. This - as we should all know - is what is put on prototypes and concept vehicles to mask their distinctive design. However, contrary to popular belief the designs are not random. They actually serve a purpose. Usually more trickery-to-the-eye design is applied to portions of the car where curvature is most to be hidden, while basic designs are applied to more flat surfaces. The idea is that the design of the camo needs to be able to mask the car at most commonly identifiable angles. Obviously while that is impossible, well-designed automotive camo will suffice these requirements.
Automotive camouflage actually goes through a very intricate design and production process, and thus would cost a whole lot more to have produced that random sharpie-style art. Even the vinyl tarps and such that are put on prototypes and concepts cost a lot of money.
Why would you want to do that to a street car? FUGLY!
Why not? it's not really a street car anyway
Either way I was at a local wrap shop today that they said $2850 Designed and Installed and I't only took a few min for them to pull this up
They already have the pattern, they said somebody already has It designed for a C7 they are just waiting on the car. but they will still charge me to design the wrap because they will move lines to favor the natural lines on the car, I also had a few tweaks (like the pattern being sucked into the side vent, 300zx headlights printed on the fiero headlight doors bla bla bla)
$2850 is a lot, not sure I could paint the car for that, I would need a fascias front & rear and all the prep. it would be close, but the Vynal will only last 3-6 years if it's not garage kept, if I paint it, it could last forever if taken care of. Probably going to get facias & prime it, maybe color next year.
I do like how freaking wild it would look, but 3-6 years isn't much of a shelf life.
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I agree, the wrap shop said that they can apply a wrap to a sanded primer (wet sanded) so I'm really thinking I'll prep & flat black the car (I really HATE the peeling clear on my car and the entire front of it) and decide on the finish in the spring. I DON"T want to buy fascias or a door skin OR fix the roof around the sunroof. I really think this crazy camo pattern would hide ALL of that.
I like how crazy it would be. love it, like it or hate it I've never seen it at a car show or anywhere only like 10 things on Google
the wrap is very thin, and all - all problems with the original paint will show up.
Yea, they told me that the hard edges where the clear coat stops would have to go. BUT the abstract pattern will hide ALOT I even have a hole in my pass side rocker but the pattern could hide it very well.