» Black and Yellow Smart – Alloy Black Wheels & Vinyl Wrap
First time we saw this BRABUS 451 SMART car at our RT-Performance London bodyshop we knew it was perfect for the makeover we had in mind. This SMART was black with panoramic roof and silver alloys. First thing to do was make those alloy wheels black. This meant professionally refurbishment to correct the curb markings and then powder-coating in gloss black finish. Looking through the HEXIS car vinyl colour chart, bright yellow gloss colour screamed out. After quick digital proof a decision was made. We would vehicle wrap most panels in yellow vinyl leaving others in black.
Starting off the project, we applied a bright yellow vehicle graphics strip onto the edge of alloy wheels – nice touch. Since SMART’s panels are made of plastic, they cannot be post-heated to required temperatures. On a plus side, all panels are easily removed, which is exactly what we’ve done. Removing panels gives us opportunity to override post-heating process of vinyl wrapping and secure the vinyl beyond the visible edge. When we decide to vinyl wrap car in yellow on black, we have to be careful when stretching the car vinyl. Over-stretching could cause the car wrap looking thin and black would show through. Once all panels were put back together, cleaned and badges re-applied, this little BRABUS looked really cool. A definite head turner! Another successful vehicle customization by RT-Performance garage.