Car Wraps .... ever wrap a guitar ?

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  1. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Did you ever used a Car Wrap instead of painting a guitar ?

    A few weeks ago I was working and I saw this car and the color attracted me ( blue ) . It was just different , something about the shade . I stoped and spoke the the young man and he told me it was a " wrap " and explained the process to me . ( I'm old school , honestly never heard of this ) Seems to me to be a faster , cleaner way to liven' up your car .
    So I was thinking ......when it comes to building your own guitar as many of you do here , have you ever thought about " wrapping " your guitar instead of painting it ? Has anyone done it ? Pics if you have please
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  2. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
  4. rake_ether

    rake_ether Gretschie

    Aug 24, 2019
    Athens, GA USA
    A number of weeks ago I started a thread asking this question, particularly using specific guitar wrap products. No one responded that they had done it. This company has hundreds of wraps.
  5. RomanS

    RomanS Gretschie

    May 26, 2010
    Vienna, Austria
    Most original Duo Jets had drum wrap on the top, even plain black ones...
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  6. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    I'm not sure it is possible to completely wrap a guitar. The problem is there are so many tight curves, eased edges etc on a guitar there is no way I can figure to avoid wrinkles. If someone has, I would be interested. It's also easier on flattops vs. archtops. My paisley Telelcaster is what I would call a front and back cover. People have used drum wrap, fabric, etc to cover fronts and backs. I have had some cool looking tolex in my Reverb cart forever with the thought of using it on something.
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  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top once saw a picture of a guitar that was resurrected from the flood. It looked so interesiting that he decided to copy it`s design on foil and put it on his and Dusty`s stage instruments:

    He calls it "The Floaters".
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    GOOBALL JEFF Gretschie

    Oct 1, 2019
    very interesting hmmm
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  9. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
  10. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    What about cost? I looked into a wrap for my Miata and it turns out I could get a good quality paint job for less.
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  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Drum wrap is thick and tough. Car wrap is basically a giant sticker, heated with hot air to mold it to a car's curves. One scratch and it can tear. It's not what I'd call permanent---it's a giant sticker. Pricey, too.

    I've seen guitars dipped in the same paint based set ups that they use to camouflage bows and gunstocks. It's a paint based design floated on water, and it lasts. Or opt for an artist created paint job, either rattle can or air brush.

    Paint wise, consider something automotive. Again, auto paint can be pricey, especially for custom colors.
  12. fatfingers

    fatfingers Gretschie

    Oct 15, 2013
    New Jersey, USA
    y'all realize it's only a matter of time before...........................tone wrap

    you heard it here first
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  13. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
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  14. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    That's warp...
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