THAT’S A WRAP
IS PAINT DEAD?
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.