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2 0 1 8 • WRAPS • 17 To do the various types of wraps, Sumner needed to invest in equipment and training on the correct techniques of applying the vinyl or lm. He also needed to understand the important steps to take, and pitfalls to avoid when starting or expanding a wrap business. "My advice would denitely be to shop around and talk to dif- ferent distributors and talk to different suppliers and denitely go to trade shows," Sumner says. "Being able to see things in person denitely helps." Steve and Jen Carney got into the wrap business because they both love art and the graphic design aspect of wraps—they create custom vehicle wraps for high-end luxury, exotic and race cars, and for building interiors, furniture and cabinets. They founded Carbon Wraps in Orlando, Florida, in 2010, in a 1,500-square-foot space, since expanding to 4,500 square feet with room for four ofces and a 10-car bay. "We're lucky enough and blessed to work on the cool cars," Steve says. "And we are super artistic, and we get to be creative with a lot of our wraps, too, which is nice." Installing wraps to change the color of a vehicle requires less equipment than wraps involving graphic elements and for commer- cial uses, Steve says. For instance, lm wraps are presold in rolls and can be immediately installed, as long as the installer has knowledge on how to use the product and understands the types of vehicle on which it can be installed, he says. "You'd purchase the color needed, open the box and wrap the ve- hicle," Steve says. "Smaller shops will do that. … Tinting companies are now getting into solid color wraps." BUSINESS & SALES SNOWMOBILES • QUADS • DIRT BIKES • UTV'S • HELMETS w w w . g e n e r a l f o r m u l a t i o n s . c o m M A N U FA C T U R E R S O F PRESSURE SENSITIVE FILMS Johan Lidman (PRO) Woodie's Racing GF_MotoMark_Ad_2018_R3_PR.pdf 1 5/3/18 11:22 AM

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