Since I leased my first Volt
, #C268, from U.S. Bank
, I never felt comfortable about doing any mods on the vehicle for fear that USB
would "charge" me for any customizations at lease-end.
Anyhow, from day one, I thought the Volt
would look "better" with the fascias and rockers in the same color as the body, like the Ampera
in mind, as soon as Moran Chevrolet
delivered my new '14, #E62665, which I leased, this time around, from Ally Financial
, I headed over to Majik Graphics
in Clinton Township, to see about doing something with the rocker-panels.
Well, they said they could do something ... at least, they thought they could do the rockers ... the front and rear fascias, maybe not. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, so I scheduled an appointment. For you Metro Detroit Volt
is just east of Groesbeck on 15 Mile, in the Whirlyball
I pulled in and The Boyz
were ready to go.
are "The Artists"
on this project...
...while Cooper the Dog
It took no time for the guyz to have the right rocker...
...covered, with the trimming of the vinyl next.
both thought the bumpers presented too many challenging surface issues/changes/curves/etc. for the vinyl to stick properly, tho they did think that maybe they could do the rear fascia.
was discussed as another possible way to go. On this forum, dadazan
has used Plasti-Dip
with success, so maybe we'll try that:
Another solution to arrive at "black" fascias, as soundmike
has nicely shown us, is a liberal application of Mother's Back-To-Black
I will try that next and, then, maybe the Plasti-Dip
Anyhow, back to vinyl wrap, Majik
keeps a large assortment of vinyls on-hand and can get practically any color you want, so I'm confident that they could match or come close to any of the Volt
colors out there for those who want to try this mod/method, also.
I'm going to have them do the emblems, next. Romney
said he definitely could not
do the grill in vinyl ... too many ridges, etc., so Plasti-Dip
for that, maybe.
Doing both rockers took the guyz about 20 minutes, and cost $95 out-the-door. I was "in-n-out" and couldn't be happier!
was busy and didn't bother to get up as I left...
. (Note: the application appears darker "in person" than this pic indicates.)