THAT’S A WRAP

IS PAINT DEAD?

NZ Performance Car - - Contents - WORDS: JADEN MARTIN PHO­TOS: SUP­PLIED

There’s no eas­ier way to change your ve­hi­cle’s colour these days than rock­ing down to the lo­cal sign­writ­ers and get­ting the pan­els wrapped in your choice of hue. It makes even more sense when it comes to cre­at­ing all those trick liv­er­ies on race cars or sim­ply a show­stop­ping de­sign that would be near-on im­pos­si­ble when it comes to lay­ing down paint. It’s a bit of a dark art; while we’ve all seen an ex­am­ple close up out at shows and on the streets, no­body has a re­ally good idea of how it all works and what needs to be con­sid­ered when it comes to ac­tu­ally applying the vinyl to metal, ex­cept those that are do­ing it day in and day out. To get you that ex­clu­sive in­sider in­for­ma­tion we linked up with Red­line Sign­writ­ers’ own Tom­mie Mor­ris to chew all the tech­ni­cal fat be­hind four of the most rec­og­niz­able ex­am­ples on the lo­cal scene — a full-blown race car, a wild ab­stract de­sign, a time­less pro­mo­tion, and a jet fighter–themed streeter. For each car, Tom­mie has used prod­ucts from two of the big­gest play­ers in the in­dus­try, 3M and Avery Den­ni­son.

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