Chris Duke shows you everything you need to know about vehicle wraps. Troy Downey from APE Wraps guest stars.

Episode Links

Craftsman at Sears
APE Wraps
Seiko ColorPainter Printers
Billet Badges
Covercraft

Partz Mentions

Craftsman Professional Heat Gun
AMP Research PowerStep
Horschel Motorsports Fluidampr
Digital Guard Dawg

Episode Notes

In this episode we take a break from our step-by-step format and take a close look at vehicle wraps with the help of one of the pioneers of vehicle wraps, Troy Downey from APE Wraps. All your questions will be answered, including the differences between wraps and paint, how long they last, where to get one, how much they cost, how to care for a wrap, and so much more. You’ll also see our Motorz project truck (a 2005 Ford F-150 SuperCrew) get wrapped from start to finish by Troy and his son, Tommy Downey. To top it all off, Billet Badges made custom one-of-a-kind Craftsman emblems for the sides and tailgate of the truck!

This episode features Olivia Korte as our Motorz Girl and also has our regular segments, Partz and Letterz. In “Partz”, Chris talks about a Craftsman heat gun, AMP Research Powersteps, the Fluidampr harmonic damper, and the “2 Go Keyless” Automotive product line from Digital Guard Dawg.

As always, be sure to stick around to watch our out-takes at the very end!

Music

This episode features an original Motorz theme song by Jeremy Pritchard.

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Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THESE PROGRAMS AND WEBSITE ARE FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY AND ARE NOT DIRECTED TO ANY PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL OR FOR ANY PARTICULAR MAKE OR MODEL OF VEHICLE. MODIFYING YOUR VEHICLE CAN BE DANGEROUS. APPROPRIATE SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES SHOULD BE USED. USE CAUTION WHEN OPERATING A MODIFIED VEHICLE AND REMEMBER YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE PROGRAMS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND/OR PROCEDURES MAY NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY OR RELEVANT INFORMATION. APPLICABLE LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS SHOULD BE CHECKED BEFORE ANY PROJECT IS COMMENCED. ADDITIONALLY, BEFORE COMMENCING YOUR PROJECT, YOU SHOULD CHECK A VEHICLE'S OWNER'S MANUAL, SHOP MANUAL, WARRANTY BOOKLET AND/OR WITH A MANUFACTURER'S REPRESENTATIVE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TO UNDERSTAND WHAT EFFECT, IF ANY, A MODIFICATION WILL HAVE ON THE SAFETY FEATURES OR THE MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE OF YOUR VEHICLE. PLEASE GET PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE IF YOU'RE NOT SURE, AND, IF PROVIDED, ALWAYS REVIEW THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS OF ANY AFTERMARKET PRODUCT. DUKE NETWORKS, LLC MAKES NO WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF ANY OF THE DEMONSTRATIONS, PROCEDURES, AND/OR PROGRAMS NOR DOES IT GUARANTEE THAT THE PROGRAMS WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE PROGRAMS CONTAINED THEREIN ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

91 Responses to “Vehicle Wraps”

  1. Rohan419 Says:

    ive always wanted to clear bra wrap the front of my subaru, just curious on how the stone chips and other road grim clings to it and how easy it is to clean off

  2. RicardoGuajardoTV Says:

    about time you posted a new vid!

  3. JJJinez Says:

    Nice Vid Chris! i love how the show has grown up till the point where you have a lot of sponsors, viewers and everything! Felicidades Chris! saludos!

  4. motorztv Says:

    We are averaging about a 4-5 week production schedule… but hoping to improve that over the coming months. Thanks for watching!

  5. motorztv Says:

    Thank you so much! It’s definitely nice to have sponsors after all the hard work, and what’s great is nothing has really changed. We have as much fun now as we did 4 years ago!

  6. matthewdiscovery1 Says:

    Thanks for this video! My step dad hired a guy to print a wrap for our UMP Dirt sportman. It is being printed right now as I am typing this!:)

  7. motorztv Says:

    Very cool! I bet you can’t wait to get it on there!

  8. mit7771 Says:

    Two grand for 3-5 years? I don’t think so!

  9. RicardoGuajardoTV Says:

    about time you posted a new vid!

  10. JJJinez Says:

    Nice Vid Chris! i love how the show has grown up till the point where you have a lot of sponsors, viewers and everything! Felicidades Chris! saludos!

  11. achuck4321 Says:

    the truck looks amazing! Great video :)

  12. motorztv Says:

    Thank you for watching, achuck! We loved how it turned out too!!!

  13. Motorz Says:

    We are averaging about a 4-5 week production schedule… but hoping to improve that over the coming months. Thanks for watching!

  14. Motorz Says:

    Thank you so much! It’s definitely nice to have sponsors after all the hard work, and what’s great is nothing has really changed. We have as much fun now as we did 4 years ago!

  15. matthewdiscovery1 Says:

    Thanks for this video! My step dad hired a guy to print a wrap for our UMP Dirt sportman. It is being printed right now as I am typing this!:)

  16. Motorz Says:

    Very cool! I bet you can’t wait to get it on there!

  17. karnsaini Says:

    You guys should do the keyless entry mod that you showed in parts today it would look great on the f150

  18. achuck4321 Says:

    the truck looks amazing! Great video :)

  19. Motorz Says:

    Thank you for watching, achuck! We loved how it turned out too!!!

  20. karnsaini Says:

    You guys should do the keyless entry mod that you showed in parts today it would look great on the f150

  21. Mohamed Ahmed Says:

    Won’t that leave scratches around?

  22. TheGetawayer Says:

    That truck looks so awesome, Chris ! Those guys from Ape are real artists !Greetings from germany, Guido aka TheGetawayer

  23. TheGetawayer Says:

    That truck looks so awesome, Chris ! Those guys from Ape are real artists !Greetings from germany, Guido aka TheGetawayer

  24. sorryociffer Says:

    It’s not that bad, paint jobs are WAYYYYY more expensive and time consuming.

  25. sorryociffer Says:

    It’s not that bad, paint jobs are WAYYYYY more expensive and time consuming.

  26. Michiganborn1969 Says:

    Cool! The buses I used to drive for the casino got their entire fleet wrapped up by Ferrari color of Sacramento @$8k each. Also hear its a great way for someone to earn extra ad cash… As long as its not Tampax or something lol.

  27. Michiganborn1969 Says:

    Cool! The buses I used to drive for the casino got their entire fleet wrapped up by Ferrari color of Sacramento @$8k each. Also hear its a great way for someone to earn extra ad cash… As long as its not Tampax or something lol.

  28. philliesphn15 Says:

    FINALLY you’re back

  29. motorztv Says:

    Thanks! We’re back every month though :)

  30. motorztv Says:

    It is a good business to get involved in, especially since the materials and printers are getting so good. Installers are needed throughout the world!

  31. philliesphn15 Says:

    FINALLY you’re back

  32. motorztv Says:

    Thanks! We’re back every month though :)

  33. motorztv Says:

    It is a good business to get involved in, especially since the materials and printers are getting so good. Installers are needed throughout the world!

  34. luke Says:

    chris can you put the keyless entry on your f150

  35. BlindMansRevenge2002 Says:

    Wow! That stuff is cool but, based on what the owner stated in the video it does not seem like u get alot of return on your investment. Only 3 to 5 years before that wrap begins to wear out. Hmmmm! Wouldn’t it b more cost effective & more practical to get a 4k paint job that would last 20 years with proper care?

  36. BlindMansRevenge2002 Says:

    Wow! That stuff is cool but, based on what the owner stated in the video it does not seem like u get alot of return on your investment. Only 3 to 5 years before that wrap begins to wear out. Hmmmm! Wouldn’t it b more cost effective & more practical to get a 4k paint job that would last 20 years with proper care?

  37. dk4life100 Says:

    chris = genious! :)

  38. motorztv Says:

    dk4life100 = best commenter EVER!

  39. dk4life100 Says:

    chris = genious! :)

  40. motorztv Says:

    dk4life100 = best commenter EVER!

  41. DdgeShelby Says:

    Anyone know of any companies willing to pay you monthly to advertise their wrap on your car?

  42. DdgeShelby Says:

    Anyone know of any companies willing to pay you monthly to advertise their wrap on your car?

  43. jimmyhoffa9 Says:

    most wont on a car, but a truck they will. there’s a online dir. somewhere where companies advertise that they want a place to advertise on, cant remember the name though

  44. jimmyhoffa9 Says:

    no, because then it will cost $4k or so if you want a new ad put on, and a lot of you wanna change stuff. 3-5 years is fine, and wraps are more popular because of the ease and lighter weight.

  45. jimmyhoffa9 Says:

    5 years is a long time, and its for advertising mainly, a company will change their address/website etc in that time and also their company styling.

  46. jimmyhoffa9 Says:

    most wont on a car, but a truck they will. there’s a online dir. somewhere where companies advertise that they want a place to advertise on, cant remember the name though

  47. jimmyhoffa9 Says:

    no, because then it will cost $4k or so if you want a new ad put on, and a lot of you wanna change stuff. 3-5 years is fine, and wraps are more popular because of the ease and lighter weight.

  48. jimmyhoffa9 Says:

    5 years is a long time, and its for advertising mainly, a company will change their address/website etc in that time and also their company styling.

  49. oliverk1998 Says:

    Good just bad grafic but what Can i say.

  50. Oliver Kondrup Says:

    Good just bad grafic but what Can i say.

  51. Oliver Kondrup Says:

    Good just bad grafic but what Can i say.

  52. chippewa1994 Says:

    These guys make it look so easy! hahaha

  53. Cody Gierke Says:

    These guys make it look so easy! hahaha

  54. Cody Gierke Says:

    These guys make it look so easy! hahaha

  55. Alpha8264 Says:

    i’d wrap her ;)

  56. Alpha8264 Says:

    i’d wrap her ;)

  57. alantecontra Says:

    i’m a pro wrap installer. best job ever!

  58. alantecontra Says:

    i’m a pro wrap installer. best job ever!

  59. alantecontra Says:

    are you kidding me? you have any idea how effective wrap advertising is. it’s all about being seen and creating impressions and is a great investment for any business small or big….or boobs.

  60. alantecontra Says:

    are you kidding me? you have any idea how effective wrap advertising is. it’s all about being seen and creating impressions and is a great investment for any business small or big….or boobs.

  61. BlindMansRevenge2002 Says:

    Hey man, I get what you’re saying. I never said that they were bad for advertising. Never tried to make that argument at all. I was simply trying to state that as a long term solution a good quality paint job by a reputable painter would be more cost effective than having to redo the wrap every 3 to 5 years. However, if the advertisement on the wrap is going to make the money to replace it when the time comes than by all means wrap it up.

  62. BlindMansRevenge2002 Says:

    Hey man, I get what you’re saying. I never said that they were bad for advertising. Never tried to make that argument at all. I was simply trying to state that as a long term solution a good quality paint job by a reputable painter would be more cost effective than having to redo the wrap every 3 to 5 years. However, if the advertisement on the wrap is going to make the money to replace it when the time comes than by all means wrap it up.

  63. Donald Griffith Says:

    Is Motorz filmed in San Diego? If it was, I would love to watch a build, I love everything about cars, especially the challenges.

  64. Donald Griffith Says:

    Is Motorz filmed in San Diego? If it was, I would love to watch a build, I love everything about cars, especially the challenges.

  65. motorztv Says:

    Donald, yes it is! But we have a closed set since it’s filmed at a residence.

  66. motorztv Says:

    Donald, yes it is! But we have a closed set since it’s filmed at a residence.

  67. Donald Griffith Says:

    Oh well, still nice to know we can claim Motorz for San Diego. Can you recommend a transmission rebuild shop? I have a 1972 Buick Skylark that needs its TH350 rebuilt. I’ve called a couple shops and looked at their reviews, but I’m still kinda weary of handing my baby to a shop, I’ve heard some horror stories about shops, even for simple things like an oil change, a major chain totaled my friends truck several years ago.

  68. Donald Griffith Says:

    Oh well, still nice to know we can claim Motorz for San Diego. Can you recommend a transmission rebuild shop? I have a 1972 Buick Skylark that needs its TH350 rebuilt. I’ve called a couple shops and looked at their reviews, but I’m still kinda weary of handing my baby to a shop, I’ve heard some horror stories about shops, even for simple things like an oil change, a major chain totaled my friends truck several years ago.

  69. motorztv Says:

    The only place I’ve used in the past is a place in Poway. You might want to check out JBA Speed Shop in Kearny Mesa.

  70. motorztv Says:

    The only place I’ve used in the past is a place in Poway. You might want to check out JBA Speed Shop in Kearny Mesa.

  71. Donald Griffith Says:

    Cool thanks I’ll give them a look.

  72. Donald Griffith Says:

    Cool thanks I’ll give them a look.

  73. shawnaseltine Says:

    What temperature will the wrap bubble over or melt at ?

  74. David Brutus Says:

    2-4 grand??? lmao watta joke!

  75. Austin Rich Says:

    How hard is it too take off?

  76. motorztv Says:

    As long as it hasn’t been too long, it just peels right off. If it’s been years and baked on in the sun, then it might take a little bit more effort with a heat gun, but it still shouldn’t be too difficult.

  77. Michael Curtis Says:

    This is a very cool and informative video. I learned quite a bit for it. I feel like I can install my own wrap on my Toyota Tundra. I don’t have a company, just a cool design that I had made. I saw that hand washing is the best way to keep up on the maintenance. I do some searching and found these two companies…crystal tek.comwrap guard products.comTheir products seem to be designed for vehicle wraps. Could you possibly tell me your professional opinion?

  78. w41duvernay Says:

    I’m here on the East Coast. How do I find a wrap company. I have a 92 Olds Achieva SCX, the decals are no longer available from GM. Is there some way to have them scanned, and create a wrap from them.

  79. Nguyen Dang Says:

    can you do some honda car parts like to put a start starter in to it

  80. RyanTomScott Says:

    Hey, you guys should try to plasti dip the truck! It’s cheaper and it protects the paint and body from rust and small dings. I haven’t seen a lot of trucks plasti dipped.

  81. TiCkFLiP Says:

    what gloves are they using?

  82. CaLxRoyalty Says:

    I got quoted $3,500 to fully wrap my car in matte blue. RIP OFF!! I can get a beautiful paint job for that price even cheaper!! Screw that i was thinking $700-800 for a wrap.

  83. NRA Member Says:

    ALSO? to the vid guys? why the HELL are your using TWO GUYS and the HINGE method???.,………total armature move to have on a video!…when one guy normally can do this in half the time!..

  84. maria johnson Says:

    That guy from A.P.E. products is HOT!

  85. MrYnoter Says:

    Hey do you know if a 3m matte black wrap will stick to a chrome front bumper on a silverado?

  86. Ray Shelden Says:

    Could you guys do a video on the banks sidewinder turbo kit for the 6.2 chevy Detroit diesel

  87. TheJunglenoize Says:

    How much is cost compared to paint

  88. Craig MacDonald Says:

    That looks like it takes a steady head and a load of patience, good job fellas!

  89. Diesel I n c Says:

    wraps only last 4-5 years….fuck that what a rip off

  90. DJJOHNNYKNOX Says:

    Getting this done on my 2013 Mazda 3, the shop offers a 15yr warranty can’t wait.

  91. Curtis Carter Says:

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