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    Vinyl car wrap

    I know that I would be limited in the colors, but I have a lot of stress cracks in the finish of my car. It seems to me that a vinyl wrap would solve this problem. Anyone have references on vinyl wraps?

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    The vinyl will usually show the stress cracks right through it as raised areas

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    I have been in the business for 17 years and have wrapped 100's of cars... you will still see everything!!

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    I'm not sure how it will work on car bodies but years ago I used nylon pantyhose in place of fiberglass on a rifle stock set. It was much harder then fiberglass to straighten out but once I did it never once got any cracks on it. I am not sure how you guys do things but rifle stocks are made to take a beating and that may have allot to do with it.

    Another thing that MIGHT help is to mix something on to the resign before you apply it. The more brittle things are, the more likely to crack. Doing something to soften the resign a tiny bit may help. Experiment before you go full throttle.

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    I think that the cracking that I have is in the gelcoat and paint. Pretty sure that the fiberglass flexes but the gelcoat and paint don't.

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    u can get paint that flexes that is used on plastic bumpers etc.

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    Depending on the finish you want PlastiDip is a good option
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    $1500-2500 if you want a shop to do it because it takes 10-20 hours labor @$100/hour

    You can try to diy by buying the wrap in eBay for a couple hundred bucks , but it's unlikely to come out looking good

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    The key tool is a heat gun and stretching.

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