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Just thought I would post an update on the condition of the vinyl wrap that covers my entire 701, after five years.
In short, it still looks brand new! Everywhere I go people ask me what it cost for the paint job. They are shocked that my 701 is not painted! They walk up close and look at the rivets and tell me that I am pulling their leg! I can only convince them by showing them a seam.
About three years ago a tire went flat and, since the fuel tanks were full, the upper tank siphoned gas to the the low wing tank which slowly leaked it out the cap and down the wing. I did not discover it for two days by which time it had ruined the vinyl.
For a couple hundred bucks a section of the vinyl was removed and a replaced in a couple of hours. It was color matched and you could not even tell the difference.
Doing a wrap was the best decision I made, after building a 701, and I would do it again in a heart beat.