Team Soleheaven’s Audi A6 – Part 4

Team Soleheaven’s Audi A6 – Part 4

Posted by Glenn Rowswell on 12th December 2013

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Now all of the dirty jobs are done we’re able to concentrate on the look and styling of our sneaker hauler.
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There are so many options available, and so much inspiration from the VAG scene it gave us many a sleepless night. Our Photoshop has been working overtime assisting us in creating a dozens of colour ways. We have treated it like Nike or Jordan colab sneaker release. Looking at colour, texture & materials. We wanted to get it right.
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Ultimately we can’t get away from who we are, or what we do, so we have paid homage to a classic Air Jordan colour palate the ‘Bred’.

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The inspiration…

Now we had decided on the colourway it was time to recruit the skills we needed to make sure it looked as good and it drove.
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Vehicle wrapping is a huge trend and they are a lot of businesses offering their services. However, like you, we have seen some horror shows on the roads. Loads of bubbled vinyl and creases. We had to ensure we found the right people, and we certainly did with Custom Coats.

Custom Coats won the ‘3M Wrap Star 2012’ for an incredible Matt Black/Carbon Fibre Aston Martin and they have also been working at the 5 day FESPA event at ExCel centre demonstrating the 3M and Arlon products. Custom Coats are highly skilled and totally committed to the job in hand. We knew they would give us a mind blowingly good wrap. They did just that!
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We opted for Combat Grey wrap with a de-chrome using Matt Black. The Combat Grey Arlon vinyl is a brand new colour, so you won’t see many of these on the road at the moment.
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We choose some subtle embossed logo detailing on the bonnet and boot lid. With a little bit of de-badging for a hint of Euro to tie with our German pressed plated and surrounds.  And yes, S33KNR is our official  reg. It’s not just for show!
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Anthony from Customs Coats said: “The most challenging aspect would have been the chrome roof rails due to the dismantling of interior headlining and the physical wrap application around the bars. Had this not worked, a powder coat option would have been second option.  The biggest and most important aspects to wrap application is a clean sound substrate and giving yourself plenty of time!”

With the Air Jordan “Bred” colourways the red is mostly used around the sole unit, so we did the same with a lower door stripe and red callipers.
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For the interior we got in touch with TRIMLINE. The factory seats were a dull brown cloth and it wasn’t going to work with the exterior of the car. First of all we had to source a new leather interior with door cards. eBay came up trumps on that front.
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Once we had taken delivery, Trimline did the rest. They fully reconditioned the leather then fitted the cool grey alcantara centres in the front seats and embroidered our famous “woodypower” logo into the seat backs. Its looks so dope!
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We’re going to be on the road for a few weeks when we hit the European sneaker shows, so we need to make sure we have good capacity for ourselves as well as stock! We estimate we’ll be carrying approx 400kgs of sneakers & stock, so our first plan was a box trailer. But in the end we felt we could get more use out of a Thule roof box, and proceeded to get that wrapped in our official Soleheaven camo.

Next up is the audio installation….

SPENT
Wrap – £1200
Leather interior – £100
Alcantara centres, embroidered logo £500
Roof box wrap -£250

TOTAL SPEND
£2050

Contacts
Custom Coats
Rapid 9 Signs

See more of the Soleheaven Audi A6 project