Usually when you wanna do a vehicle wrap, you start off with a dark finish. Black, grey—-something that won’t pop out at you when you change the main color.

So of course I started with a white truck to do a brown and black wrap. My insane friends at The Wrap Mafia love a good challenge, and my god did they knock this thing out of the park. If there’s been another wrap done up to this level of detail, I haven’t seen it. I did a post on my Detroit Drop project as a whole, but the wrap deserved a write up of its own.

The starting point, my ‘09 R/T:

We’ve all seen frame-off restorations. How about a frame-off wrap?

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The tailgate is super cool. I didn’t want to go full “shop truck,” but Jeff Watkins (the man behind Wrap Mafia) had an idea to give it a “Brown Dog” identity in a subtle manner.

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The black-down-the-center theme starts in the front fascia and runs up and back all the way to the tonneau cover.

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Kill All the White

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Handles, before and after.

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The bed was problematic due to the new welded-in rollpan. That meant he entire back half of the truck was one piece, no easy places to hide a seam. Skills.

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3M’s Matte Brown Metallic is pretty freaking rad. Hard to really show it’s brilliance in pictures, but my buddy/photographer Andy Perry and I drove around Detroit and he shot some slick images of the finished finish. This was after we drove the Detroit to Cleveland to Detroit Hespen Rally, so she was a bit dirty.

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Again, love the tailgate. And check out the tonneau handle.

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Slightly tinted headlights and yellow fogs set it off (note the train station photo bomb)...

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Yeah. That’s how you do a wrap.