“Chrome wraps have gained popularity in Florida over the years. We at Carbon Wraps pride ourselves on offering quality distinctive wraps such as custom chrome colors to our clients for a truly exceptional wrap. Using a laminator we “laminate” ORACAL 8300 Transparent Cal vinyl over silver chrome, or any colored chrome, to get a stunning finished product that leaves our clients thrilled to drive home. You can even wet apply transparent over chrome*, just know that it takes more skill and patience to be done correctly. Also, some smaller areas of the vehicle can be done this way to make the install easier. For example: door handles, hood antennas, and sometimes mirrors. Chrome is thick, so when you add an additional film to it, some areas are harder to wrap. Lamination also helps protect the chrome underneath from scratching and abrasion.”
Clint, Jeniffer and Steve Carney
*Although many of our customers are using this technique it is not warranted by any manufacturer
"Normal vinyl removal techniques are not generally appropriate when removing frosted vinyl from glass. Applying heat can cause the glass to crack or shatter. Using a solution of water and dish soap, saturate the vinyl with a fine mist, then cover with bubble wrap or plastic for two hours to prevent drying. The mixture of soap and water will penetrate through the vinyl and make removal much easier, without using heat."
"Transparent vinyl is an easy way to put a high-end finish on a wrap. Many of our customers use middle grey to give headlights that 'tinted' look. Just make sure to check your local laws before installing."
ORAFOL 8300 Ice Blue laminated on top of Avery SW900 Silver Chrome
"Chrome Wraps get attention and with Oracal 8300 you can essentially make your own “custom” chrome color. Simply “laminate” any color of Oracal 8300 Transparent Cal on top of silver or colored chrome to get a one of a kind look*. An added benefit is the Transparent layer isn’t as delicate as the chrome so installation scratches aren’t as likely."
*This is not a warranted application