Photo 3/11 | 2011 Chevy Silverado bmp Wheels | 1. Although the silver and black combination was perfectly acceptable to drive around in, the Silverado's owner wanted something a bit more appealing and befitting of his hunting operation.
Photo 4/11 | 2011 Chevy Silverado tailgate | 2. The tailgate was done first due to the fact that it could be handled quickly and removed easily from the truck. Also, the lines of the camouflage did not have to meet up properly to each bedside, so this was a logical starting point.
Photo 5/11 | 2011 Chevy Silverado bedside Wrap | 3. On the passenger side of the bed, the sheet of wrap was hung up and visually checked to ensure it was aligned properly.
Photo 6/11 | 2011 Chevy Silverado wrap Applied | 4. With several magnets holding the sheet in place, the backing was removed in sections as the material was stuck to the truck's surface.
Photo 7/11 | 2011 Chevy Silverado gas Torch | 5. Heat from a gas torch was applied to allow the material to be worked into place and stretched to fit without tearing.
Photo 8/11 | 2011 Chevy Silverado bed Wrap Applied | 6. Maneuvering the material around required smoothing and pulling the vinyl to achieve a perfectly adhered finish devoid of air bubbles or wrinkles.
Photo 9/11 | 2011 Chevy Silverado bed Wrap Finished | 7. None of the extraneous accessories such as the taillights, tailgate handle, or fender flares were removed prior to starting. All the parts were merely used as a guide to trim around and get the new skin to look perfect.
Photo 10/11 | 2011 Chevy Silverado cab Wrap | 8. Each side of the bed was the starting point to run material down each side of the truck, aligning each successive panel with the one prior to it. Through a constant applique of heat, the vinyl was smoothed, pulled, and stretched.
Photo 11/11 | 2011 Chevy Silverado cab Wrap Finished | 9. Peering down the driver side of the Silverado revealed the camouflage pattern was successfully transferred from the bedside onto each successive door as it was installed and worked towards the nose. Be sure to check out next month's issue where we'll show you the full feature.