PDAA Master’s Class – Tuesday, July 25, 2017

* SAVE $200-300 per person with early registration (see below)

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Rob Ivers will be teaching a one day advanced class at CNJ Signs & Wraps LLC, 1212 SE Broadway Dr., Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. The class serves two main purposes. First, to act as a primer or refresher for installers taking the PDAA Master Certification test. Second, for this elite group of installers, along with the instructor, to share and compare the latest tools and techniques in an effort to better ourselves.

While the class is open to anyone with advanced installation skills, it is primarily intended for those taking the test. It will not enable someone of beginning or intermediate skills to become a master in one day and pass the test the next.

Cost is:
$800 per person (June 25th or after)

Person(s) attending:

* SAVE $300 per person for Super Early Bird registration from now until May 25th


*SAVE $200 per person for Early Bird registration  (May 26 thru June 24)


Restyler Wrap Ramps

Ask Santa for these and save on back surgeries!


We used these at #WrapsCon 2015 in Indy at the #PaintIsDead Wrap Contest. They were amazing and all of the competitors loved them. You can work on the sides of car much easier without bending over. And even though, they are not doing it in this photo, the center section between the wheels slides out so you can sit on it for the lower parts like the bumpers and between the wheels. It’s also great to stand on to do the roof!

I have just added this product to my store at the low price of $1,549 plus shipping. And for those of you who want to buy one from me next week at #SGIA I will be running a show special for just $1,477 plus shipping.

We will be using one in the wrap training area at the #SGIAExpo in Atlanta. So stop by and see one in action. Shane and I will be there teaching classes all day, everyday of the show. We may even have 1 or 2 spots left in my advanced class, Extreme Wrapping, but on Tuesday only (the day before the show, Nov. 3).

Wrap Contest at WrapsCon

Main Sponsors; "Paint is Dead", KPMF Vinyl and Mimaki

I have served as the head judge at wrap contests all over the world. It has been a great honor and I have met so many awesome people. Being an installer myself, I have truly enjoyed meeting the contestants, watching them work and learning from them. Someday maybe I’ll write a book or a blog about the amazing things I’ve seen. But for today be happy with a paragraph – from me – and from a recent competitor, Chad Parrish. He sent a nice email to myself, one of the other judges, Paul Roba (the tall gentleman in the back row) and Dirk Moebes (to my right and Paul’s left in the back row), the event organizer. He included this photo. Scroll down to read his email. In all the contests I have judged I have never had a contestant write me afterwards, this is a first. And the fact he was happy makes it even better. Thanks Chad!

The winners at the car wrap contest in Indianapolis, June 2015; 1st place John Duever (center in red MOB shirt), 2nd place Steven Hargittai (left of John also in red MOB shirt) and 3rd place Chad Parrish (right of John in black shirt and cap).

The winners at the car wrap contest in Indianapolis, June 2015; 1st place John Duever, 2nd place Steven Hargittai and 3rd place Chad Parrish.

Hello again guys, I hope all is well and everyone made it home safe from Indy! I just wanted to say thanks again for helping bring WrapsCon and everything that went along with it, you guys did an awesome job. Now that it is over I almost miss that its over, it was such a great experience and I can’t count how many new relationships and new friends I had the chance to meet and talk wraps with.

Its so funny because I never had the intention of entering that wrap contest, I just didn’t want to be walking around all day because Jeff and Lance had entered it right away. So to end up in the finals was nothing but a surprise, then to come home with a trophy was nothing but a cherry on top. It was such a great experience I would not trade it for anything in the world. Again thanks for all your hard efforts and everything you guys put forth in giving installers like myself a place to gather, compete, learn and be able to grow from each others experiences, its much appreciated!!


Chad Parrish – Owner

Latest toolbox wrap


Just finished wrapping this Matco toolbox. Graphics were designed and printed by Team Acme in Las Vegas. Much of the art used to construct the file came from my good friend and the owner of Aurora Graphics, Dave Dorsey. A big shout-out to all involved, what a great looking project! Checkout more photos of this and other toolboxes in my Gallery.

Toolbox Wraps


A new trend I have seen lately is wrapping toolboxes. You know the ones … very nice, very expensive – made by Matco and Snap-On and used by professional mechanics everywhere. I did my first one two weeks ago for the local Matco Tools rep. Mike Ell. He wanted just the face of the drawers done in carbon fiber. Mike really liked that it has a nice textured feel to it besides looking great (3M 1080 and Avery SW900 are both very good for this application). I plotter cut the carbon fiber, producing an individual piece for each drawer. That allowed me to round the corners with a very small radius (0.1″) to make the carbon fiber look super stock and to prevent the corners from lifting.

Yesterday, I saw a discussion on SGIA’s LinkedIn page entitled, Graphic Wrapped Toolboxes Opens New Doors for Branding. Wisconsin Screen Process, Inc., a company based in Racine, WI mentioned that Snap-On had asked them to wrap one of their toolboxes for the “Case” tractor / farm equipment company. Someone else replied they had done a Matco tool box in camo.

Mike dropped off another one this morning, a large blue Matco toolbox that is getting an old World War bomber skin design. I’ll put photos up after I finish it (see the new Toolbox Wrap album on my Gallery page. Anyone else doing tool boxes?