Articles
   
       
       
Pics/Video
   
       
       
Shop
Search
 
 
 
 
 
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WAKE WORLD HOME
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles

Share 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-30-2011, 10:37 AM Reply   
For those with wraps how are they holding up? I'm considering one but have some concerns
-Tears
-Fading
-Peeling
-Cleaning i.e. how do you wax with them?

If you have a partial wrap does the seam (wrap to gel coat) bother you?
Old    Ed (elc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       06-30-2011, 11:03 AM Reply   
If you use your boat a lot the wrap will get scuffs and small tears. Mine hasn't peeled or faded but I do have small spots on the side where the boat has rubbed on the dock (with bumpers) and torn. If I got another wrap I would probably do something towards the rear of the boat.
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       06-30-2011, 11:44 AM Reply   
Dark colors can fade over time, not noticeable unless you patch a spot with a new piece. Just a piece of advice, dont wrap above the rub rail. Doesnt matter how careful you are it will give knicked over time if you tie up with other people. I have had no problem with peeling. I clean it just like i do the gel coat - doesnt need special care.
Old    Nauti 210 (brett33)      Join Date: Apr 2011       06-30-2011, 11:58 AM Reply   
my boat is fully wrapped in a dark color and i stay on my home lake 24/7. seriously i log a good 4-5 hours everyday after work plus all day everyday on the weekends. i will tell you this, you need to be anal about keeping your things clean and properly taken care of if you are considering wrapping your boat. no shoes, jewelry, smoking, glass bottles, belt buckles.. all these things will tear it in a heartbeat. most all of the vinyl used in high quality wraps is laminated to prevent fading as much as possible. i would expect if you have had it wrapped for a number of years and stay in the sun fading could occur. as for cleaning, Mothers spray and wipe just like a car would get, even Windex works like a charm!
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       06-30-2011, 12:03 PM Reply   
do you really just say windex? i couldnt think of anything worse, even for glass
Old    Zack Bale (Fourspeednup)      Join Date: Apr 2010       06-30-2011, 1:40 PM Reply   
I just came back from a shop that specializes in boat and truck wraps for the fishing community and they have recently had a number of failures due to the use of unapproved cleaning chemicals. Be sure to follow the installer's cleaning recommendations to a 'T' to prevent any possible warranty rejections later on if issues arise just like window tint. Companies like 3M will request a sample of the problem wrap for analysis.

Shameless Plug (stop reading if you don't wan't to see a Boat Bling pitch : Hot Sauce was just approved for use on all 3M wrap materials!
Old    Nauti 210 (brett33)      Join Date: Apr 2011       06-30-2011, 5:41 PM Reply   
im not saying as a primary cleaner, but when in need.. gotta make something happen!
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-01-2011, 11:27 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by brett33 View Post
im not saying as a primary cleaner, but when in need.. gotta make something happen!
your wrap won't last a summer if you're using windex to clean it.. it will be faded in a hot minute
Old    Cory D (cadunkle)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-01-2011, 12:28 PM Reply   
I was wondering, with the cost of wraps rivaling what gel costs, why does it seem like everyone does wraps these days? Maybe the busy patterns I figure? Personally I'd rather have nice gel coat and maybe some pinstripes or sticker/logo on top to break it up a bit. I think it looks nicer, but I'm a less is more kind of guy. Seems more permanent and less likely to have issues in the long term. Stripes or stickers are cheaper/easier to replace than a whole wrap.

Reply
Share 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 6:21 PM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home

 

© 2012 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us