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Hey everyone,

As promised here is a wrap update after 4 months of dealing with extreme heat 100+and severe rain storms, the car is still alive and so is the wrap.

The bottom of the wrap pealed slightly but was easily fixed due to water nearly reaching the doors. Overall the wrap has endured extreme weather and survived all thus answering many questions I received around endurance. Hopefully this will give you confidence in 3M durability!

Wrap still looks good and didn’t loose it’s shine!

 

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****! A full body on a Maserati for that is really cheap. Where'd you get it done and with what material / specs if you don't mind?

I'm trying to put together an article that gives some clarity to the car wrap prices cause they seem to be all over the place.


On reddit there's some talk about 1500-2500 but other than that I've seen mostly 4000-5000

https://www.reddit.com/r/cars/comments/3d1jrp
Looks great though btw.
 

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Oh also I hope you're parked in a garage with this insane Houston snow / ice / power loss craziness. Thankfully mine is parked nicely in a heated garage and I still have power :)
 

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Hey everyone,

As promised here is a wrap update after 4 months of dealing with extreme heat 100+and severe rain storms, the car is still alive and so is the wrap.

The bottom of the wrap pealed slightly but was easily fixed due to water nearly reaching the doors. Overall the wrap has endured extreme weather and survived all thus answering many questions I received around endurance. Hopefully this will give you confidence in 3M durability!

Wrap still looks good and didn’t loose it’s shine!

What would happen if the water did reach the doors and the carpets get wet?
 

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If it only wet the carpets on the floor and didn't reach any of the electronics or get into the door panels you should be fine.
I'd do a thorough job using a wet and dry vacuum to suck up all the water and make sure you dry it thoroughly so you don't get mold.
If you think about how some get snow melt and/or wet carpets from heavy rain / umbrellas the body tub is coated so there is some expectation of wetness on floor ... just not puddling.
You definately have to make sure water didn't reach the drive train / engine.
 
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If it only wet the carpets on the floor and didn't reach any of the electronics or get into the door panels you should be fine.
I'd do a thorough job using a wet and dry vacuum to suck up all the water and make sure you dry it thoroughly so you don't get mold.
If you think about how some get snow melt and/or wet carpets from heavy rain / umbrellas the body tub is coated so there is some expectation of wetness on floor ... just not puddling.
You definately have to make sure water didn't reach the drive train / engine.
I dried out the carpets in the rear as the water for some reason didn’t get into front carpets the water didn’t get high at all the rear carpet was just wet and the foam underneath the carpet in the back was wet put I put the dry wet vac on and dried everything out .. the water did not reach door panels.. what wiring is under neath the carpet in the rear driver side and rear passenger side? Water wasn’t high enough to reach engine or drive train
 

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I lifted up rear floor board/carpet I didn’t remove it just lifted it up to fit the hose from the wet dry vac and squeezed it underneath so it can suck the foam that’s underneath the carpet and dry it .. what wiring should I be worried about? I mean my puddle lights still work and my seat movement buttons all work and the water didn’t reach the front carpets on driver or passenger side so I’m good in the front just back rear .. what wiring should I be worried about? Or should I just worry about drying? The car doesn’t even smell.. it smells just how I had it so I don’t think there was enough water to even cause that bad smell you get
 

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I lifted up rear floor board/carpet I didn’t remove it just lifted it up to fit the hose from the wet dry vac and squeezed it underneath so it can suck the foam that’s underneath the carpet and dry it .. what wiring should I be worried about? I mean my puddle lights still work and my seat movement buttons all work and the water didn’t reach the front carpets on driver or passenger side so I’m good in the front just back rear .. what wiring should I be worried about? Or should I just worry about drying? The car doesn’t even smell.. it smells just how I had it so I don’t think there was enough water to even cause that bad smell you get
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If it only wet the carpets on the floor and didn't reach any of the electronics or get into the door panels you should be fine.
I'd do a thorough job using a wet and dry vacuum to suck up all the water and make sure you dry it thoroughly so you don't get mold.
If you think about how some get snow melt and/or wet carpets from heavy rain / umbrellas the body tub is coated so there is some expectation of wetness on floor ... just not puddling.
You definately have to make sure water didn't reach the drive train / engine.
I lifted up rear floor board/carpet I didn’t remove it just lifted it up to fit the hose from the wet dry vac and squeezed it underneath so it can suck the foam that’s underneath the carpet and dry it .. what wiring should I be worried about? I mean my puddle lights still work and my seat movement buttons all work and the water didn’t reach the front carpets on driver or passenger side so I’m good in the front just back rear .. what wiring should I be worried about? Or should I just worry about drying? The car doesn’t even smell.. it smells just how I had it so I don’t think there was enough water to even cause that bad smell you get
 

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It sounds like the water was low enough not to be a problem if it only got on the rear wells. The wiring is to and under the drivers and passenger seats.

Did the water rise over the floor sill or was the driving rain just coming in from a bad seal?
 

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It sounds like the water was low enough not to be a problem if it only got on the rear wells. The wiring is to and under the drivers and passenger seats.

Did the water rise over the floor sill or was the driving rain just coming in from a bad seal?
the car was parked I haven't driven it and the carpet were just wet the water didn't rise above the floor or even try to create a pool. I completely dried everything I haven't turned on the car I'm pretty sure it's fine and the seat movement buttons work fine and right now I put two cups of baking soda just sitting and closed it and put my car cover back on it still smells like black ice and haven't had to add anything to remove any smell as it smells the way I want it too. my trickle charger still on step 8 ctek one
 

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It sounds like the water was low enough not to be a problem if it only got on the rear wells. The wiring is to and under the drivers and passenger seats.

Did the water rise over the floor sill or was the driving rain just coming in from a bad seal?
It sounds like the water was low enough not to be a problem if it only got on the rear wells. The wiring is to and under the drivers and passenger seats.

Did the water rise over the floor sill or was the driving rain just coming in from a bad seal?
It did not rise above floor the carpet were just wet didn’t get high at all.. my rotors are a little rusted from the water will driving and braking clean the rotors? The car been sitting for about 12 months on trickle charger
 

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It did not rise above floor the carpet were just wet didn’t get high at all.. my rotors are a little rusted from the water will driving and braking clean the rotors? The car been sitting for about 12 months on trickle charger
The rotors get rusty looking when wet but will shine up once you start driving (and using the brakes).
 
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