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Ferrari F430 Spider goes under the knife – Click above to watch the video

It can't really be that simple, can it? Well, it seldom is. But experts in any given field tend to have a knack for making complex procedures look deceptively simple. Take this video, for example, from Creative FX. The British firm specializes in vinyl wraps, and they make it look all too easy.

Wraps are growing into a popular choice for exotic car owners looking to give their rides a new look. Rather than repainting the entire car, specialist shops like Creative FX apply what essentially amounts to giant decals. That's how most of the matte-finish cars we see – including this particular Ferrari F430 Spider – end up that way. You have to figure it'd be a very tricky operation. Follow the jump to watch the video and judge for yourself.

[Source: Creative FX]

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      ¿Does anybody know the exact name of the roll of vinyl and how much it costs?
      • 5 Years Ago
      how much does this cost?? and how long does it last. Because my headlight vinyls started cracking and turning colors after awhile. (It was a cheap ebay vinyl and self applied.) But i want to know how durable these things are, and maybe when I make millions i can get it done..lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      In a past life, I worked at an auto trim shop where we often installed vinyl wraps such as the one pictured here. Just like anything else, if you do it all the time you get good at it. It's all about technique and definitely a 2 man job.

      here's a tip, use a spray bottle with distilled water and ONE drop of baby shampoo, then use a squeegy to float the graphic onto the surface. Works like a charm!

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      • 5 Years Ago
      tons of flat black cars at http://www.flatblackcars.com
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      how did they get the door jambs colored? they show it earlier with red jambs... then at the end its black?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the look from a distance and it's a cool idea for a temporary fix but I have two major issues:

      First, none of the jambs or secondary surfaces are done so the minute you open the door there is a cheap, tacky looking color break.

      Second, as mentioned above and seen in the video they perform on car razor cuts that leave behind scratches.
      • 5 Years Ago

      Take a gorgeous $20,000+ paint job and cover it in vinyl.

      I feel sick...
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks like the razor cuts are only used on parts that are protruding from the creases.
      Check out the video at 3:00. It seems that he's cutting just the vinyl so that he can fold it down to adhere to the car body.
      Also, they show the door jambs covered at about 3:14.
      I think this is a great idea, but mainly just for very, very expensive cars. The cost of these vinyl applications is a bit too steep otherwise.
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      thats how they wrap those chrome and gold cars as well.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think these guys are more obsessive about covering cars than autoblog...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Punning GOLD. +1
        • 5 Years Ago
        ouch!!.. Nice one
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love flat black cars. But this vinyl is genius stuff. It beats having to put painter's tape on your bumpers if your trying to do some traveling and don't want to worry about bugs ruining your paint.
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