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Old 08-30-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Vinyl trim wrap in a convertible

So, I know there are tons of threads on wrapping your interior trim but a have a convertible specific question. Has anyone wrapped their trim and had issues with parking in the sun with the top down? I know this stuff attaches with heat and I am just wondering if leaving the top down in direct sun for a few hours would heat it up enough for it to loosen up.

Also, I am thinking of wrapping my interior because of the cracking on my door handle. Would I need a replacement to wrap if I have so many cracks? FWIW, the drivers door handle is the only one in this condition.

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Old 08-30-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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Wrapped cars sit out in the blazing sun without issue, so the trim should be ok.

I'd just have it painted. The trim is already damaged, might as well permanently fix it.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:46 AM   #3
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Good point about wrapped cars. I'm just thinking that it sits in the sun for hours and I pull the door closed and the trim slides.

Those are hairline cracks so painting the trim won't hide them. Either I replace the piece (and finding a left door pull has been tough) or redo all the trim. I'm leaning towards the wrap.
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Re: Vinyl trim wrap in a convertible

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Good point about wrapped cars. I'm just thinking that it sits in the sun for hours and I pull the door closed and the trim slides.

Those are hairline cracks so painting the trim won't hide them. Either I replace the piece (and finding a left door pull has been tough) or redo all the trim. I'm leaning towards the wrap.
The exterior handles are usually wrapped with the car.

Proper paint prep would hide hairline cracks. If you're contemplating DIY wrap, the handles are not easy to wrap, that's why I'm choosing to paint.

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