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Old 10-17-2015, 07:57 PM   #1
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Has anyone wrapped their trailer with vinyl or considered it?
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:57 PM   #2
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I looked into it before I painted my Boler. The price was only slightly less than a quality paint job but they only last 2-3 years, so a paint job for me was a much better investment.
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:58 PM   #3
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Ha. I thought he meant wrap it up for the winter like boats, whatever that stuff is on them.
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Old 10-18-2015, 12:07 AM   #4
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Has anyone wrapped their trailer with vinyl or considered it?
Does a "virtual wrap" count? I recall a while back Sean (Daubsy) did some magic with Photoshop and came up with some wild designs.
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:45 PM   #5
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We wrap our pontoon boat for the winter. $400

As long as the trailer is winterized I don't see why you would need to. Perhaps a cover.
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:04 PM   #6
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Has anyone wrapped their trailer with vinyl or considered it?
Cool idea. A friend wrapped a plane. The possibilities are endless!
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Old 10-18-2015, 07:06 PM   #7
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keep in mind that the trailer has to breath so condensation does not build up inside. sun hits that wrap and it heats up underneath, cools at night, condensation builds up on the windows etc, moisture can't get out and you open her up in the spring and maybe damp inside, musty. good environment for black mold to get started. i would not do it, but thats me.
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:40 PM   #8
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I am sorry for not being clear. I was referring to a vinyl wrap that stays on year round. In lieu of a paint job, periodic waxing, and other maintenance. As Greggo and Ian realized. Local detailers are confident it would last 7 years, but that doesn't seem long enough. But, at the end of seven years it could be removed to reveal perfect fiberglass, and in the meantime the trailer would sport a great design of your choice.
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:18 PM   #9
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I am sorry for not being clear. I was referring to a vinyl wrap that stays on year round. In lieu of a paint job, periodic waxing, and other maintenance. As Greggo and Ian realized. Local detailers are confident it would last 7 years, but that doesn't seem long enough. But, at the end of seven years it could be removed to reveal perfect fiberglass, and in the meantime the trailer would sport a great design of your choice.
Comercial aircraft, mass transit, trucks and even buildings are wrapped and they hold up well. The beauty is the vinyl can be computer designed with any graphic, contours are programned in and it's printed out on a huge printer. Goes on with a heat gun and x-acto knife.

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Old 10-18-2015, 10:31 PM   #10
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I had looked a wrapping our 17B in a Razzle Dazzle design, still might in the future, like the battleships.
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