2017 Civic Type R Gets Matte Grey Wrap Job

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From sparkling to stealth, the experts show you how it’s done.

If you care about how your car looks (who doesn’t?), there are two questions that have plagued enthusiasts like you for decades. First, how do I easily change the look of my car without totally disassembling it for a repaint? Secondly, how do I protect my paint from chips, scratches, and oxidation?

The YouTube channel Premium Auto Styling has your solution. If you’re an owner or admirer of the new Civic Type R, you’ll want to watch this one.

Vinyl wrapping isn’t a new phenomenon, but it’s a great way to protect the paint underneath while trying out a new look. While it’s not cheap or simple to apply, it’s far easier on your car and your wallet than a full repaint.

2017 Honda Civic Type R Vinyl Wrap

Premium Auto Styling has outfitted this 2017 Civic Type R with a matte gunmetal wrap. While we usually favor bright, bold colors, the subdued grey of this wrap suits the dynamic shape of the new Civic very well. Even though those bright colors may be the talk of the town, we enjoy appreciating the details with nothing to distract from them.

ALSO SEE: Car Wraps 101 in the Honda-tech Forums.

Funnily enough, this car is local. In fact, it’s currently parked about a mile-and-a-half from the office. We passed by it (again) on the way to lunch today. Small world.

Premium Auto Styling gives us an in-depth look at the labor-intensive process used, with specific tips and tricks to help you make your project a success. While it takes a while to develop the techniques required to wrap an entire car, this may give you the courage to try out a weekend wrap job on your hood, mirrors, spoiler, or roof.

When you’re spending so much time doing it yourself – or spending the big bucks to let someone else do it – it’s important to spend a little extra for a quality, long-lasting product. Premium Auto Styling uses a 3M vinyl wrap. It may be spendy, but it’s worth the money, and being a quality product that’s easier to work with will save you money on labor. Furthermore, spending that cash now means your wrap will last longer, saving you money in the long run.

Longtime motorcyclist and automotive journalist Cam Vanderhorst is a regular contributor to Harley-Davidson Forums, Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum and MB World, among others.

When he's not busy working on his Harley-Davidson bike, the vastly experienced writer has covered an array of features, reviews, how-tos, op-eds and news stories for Internet Brands' Auto Group and is also a co-founder and co-host of the popular podcast Cammed & Tubbed.

Check him out on Instagram at: Camvanderhorst.

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