Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Photos and Media' started by eRic, Nov 8, 2013.
Needs moar chrome!
The FiST isn't obnoxiously excessive enough to pull that off.
Very nice....but Waiting to see the first Matte FiST.
I liked Michael's green car. I hate chrome in general so an entire chrome car is absolutely terrible to me.
I do everything I can to unchrome everything, this is 180' of that.
I have seen polished aluminum look stunning, but that is real aluminum and not a wrap. The Kirkham Cobras and Daytona Coupes in polished aluming with hand sanded stripes look fantastic. Chrome sticker isn't the same.
I agree mostly. Polished metal looks good, especially on wheels and exhaust tips. I'm not sure about an entire car polished. Chrome just looks like cheap plastic. The most chrome I can handle is emblems. I like that Ford get rid of most of the chrome of the regular Fiesta for the ST. I hate the chrome strips around doors/grilles or random chrome panels.
The vinyl wrap job on this car looks good, but that's about as far as I'll go. If it wasn't eye catching enough as green I guess it will get even more looks now. But green looked 1,000,000X better. It just looks like a cheap piece of shiny plastic.
I said it once, I'll say it again...
Congrats, the Fiesta movement has sunk to a new low.
Reminds me of Darrel Waltrips car from way back when .. Looks like it's getting attention .. Looks good for what it is.. Yours smileage will vary
Rodmoe is right, it is getting attention. Autocrossing, X Games GRC, open track, rally school, and the LSPR stuff that I have done gets only a fraction of the attention. From an exposure and attention standpoint, adding chrome vinyl or even bacon stickers is money well spent compared to covering the X Games or doing anything motorsports related with the ST. This is doing exactly what it was designed to do, get attention and people talking about it.
What's next? A Hello Kitty Version? Or maybe put "Weiner for President" slogans all over one. That will get some attention.
Sure why not ... As long as it gets folks talking it's still working
I would drive this chrome over the green to be honest. IF I had to choose. But no I don't like it. I'll give that company credit, while it may be different in person, from the camera perspective, the job looks great quality wise. I've seen a few companies on youtube that do this. Any idea of the cost? I'm almost tempted to suck it up and get a base ST on the dealer lot and then change to the ST blue. Not sure if that's cheezey or not though. If done correctly I guess no one would know. And the paint for sure would be preserved. I imagine it's not cheap.
The vinyl is only on the exterior of the car. So if you did a vinyl wrap the door jams and anything painted not on the exterior is going to be more obvious. If you watch the video of this car you can see where the green is still showing. And preserving the paint it won't. I doubt a vinyl wrap will come off nice and clean. If you want a blue car order one or find one on a dealer lot.
Most vinyl wraps done on cars are for companies that want their logo and a picture on the entire car like this one. I wouldn't ever do a vinyl wrap on my own car. If you want to change the color, do it right and get it repainted.
Just watching some youtube videos and this chrome one, this seems to be a new option for people. It may be a fad depending on the price. Although the door jams etc may show, you have to admit they did a great job on this car. Nasty chrome color withstanding.
A good paint job is $4k minimum. So that's not an option. Nor would I want to re-paint a brand new car. If you watch the youtube videos, it actually does peel right off. Amazing actually.
Going to my local small town dealers, they won't budge on an order. MSRP is the price and that's that for a Fiesta ST. It makes no sense to me as they would never sell that car from their inventory as it's an order. They should go net net and add $200 plus their admin fees and delivery fee and be happy they sold another car. Plus one for them. Not the case though. Time to look out of state I guess.
I got a quote a few years ago to matte black wrap my SES, they quoted me 3500(Edmonton prices), and I got a quote for matte black paint 9000! So if 4000 gets you a good paint job, I was born too far north!
Just because it's a fad doesn't mean you have to follow in everyone's footsteps. The rusted hood fad for example...
I think it just looks stupid with the door jams the wrong color. Same goes for cheap paint jobs that don't paint the door jams.
I've never been quoted a full paint job or vinyl wrap, but I can imagine they are both fairly expensive. It's not the material that's expensive, it's the labor. I painted a cheap car with $250 worth of paint and supplies. While a professional shop will use better quality paint, it's still the labor cost that's killer. As is with vinyl wrapping because you have to be able to lay that stuff without any bubbles. Sometimes I can't even get a small bumper sticker to lay without bubbles... I don't see what's wrong with repainting a new car if you want it a different color and can't find what you want; as long as it's a reputable paint shop they will likely do a better job with the paint than the factory did. For that matter, you can choose any color of the rainbow rather than stick with Ford's factory colors. I have my doubts on it peeling off real easy, especially if it's on there a couple years. Either way it's gonna cost you less ordering at MSRP than any rebates you'd get on a lot car and painting or wrapping unless you wrapped it yourself, in which case "good luck".
Having attended SEMA I saw several car wrap demos and I've done some die cut vinyl sign work and its not rocket science, you just need to learn the tricks.
With that said, if you don't have someone experienced holding your hand on the first attempt, you will probably screw up something.
The chrome might be a higher degree of difficulty because the trick to removing air bubbles is a needle and that might look bad on chrome metallic vinyl.
I kind of like it but wouldn't want to own it. An aluminum vinyl wrap on a fiberglass Cobra kit car might be cool...
One last thing, that car needs polished wheels.
The workmanship looks really good, and I have a ton of respect for the amount of work that went into the wrap.
Wash, he did ask if he could change the wheels, but marketing said no to that.
I do feel bad for the group that needs to un-wrap all the Fiesta Movement cars that were wrapped. This isn't the only one that was done, just the only chrome one.
My dealer, who I know and respect, said there is only a $500 markup on the FiST. That's off MSRP and of course does not count their volume discounts and backdoor deals with Ford. So if you can get it at or around invoice that's the deal you'll get. If you have a trade-in, make your deal there. That's where you have bargaining room.
Even the X-Plan on my wife's '14 Focus SE was only an $1100 deal.
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