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Posted by Joseph Clement on 11 January, 2018

Last night at 8 p.m. the first two episodes of ‘Yianni: Supercar Customiser’ aired on the Dave Channel. This brand new original show features YouTube and social media sensation, Yianni Charalambous, owner of a vehicle wrapping business named Yiannimize.

Regular visitors to the Yiannimize YouTube channel will be familiar with the type of work Yianni and his team deliver. They are known for their professional service and attention to detail. This is the reason why so many famous celebrities and athletes have Yiannimize down as their first choice when it comes to wrapping their exotic supercars.

In the first episode, we are introduced to a new client named Peter Petrou who is the owner of a car dealership. One of his customers has purchased a blue BMW i8 and has tasked him with arranging for the car to be wrapped in a new Dragonfire Red colour before it is shipped out to him in Cyprus. The only catch is that the car is scheduled to ship in 3 days!

Wrapping the i8, which I forgot to mention has the AC Schnitzer body kit, involves removing over 70 car parts. No small task. Nonetheless, Yianni puts his team to work, seeming uncertain as to whether they will be able to make their deadline. In short, it will be tight.

Meanwhile, another customer named Ninu Galot shows up at Yianni’s workshop with a new job. Ninu, who is a former Yiannimize customer, explains to Yianni that she would like the lower front splitter of her Ferrari 488 wrapped in satin black to give it a more aggressive look. Ninu also asks that her tinted windows be made less dark, she still wants them tinted but would like them to be a lot lighter.

So, just when he thought it couldn’t get any worse, Yianni now has to get Ninu’s Ferrari finished within 24 hours. The introduction of this job requires all hands on deck at the workshop if the team expect to get the BMW and the Ferrari finished on time.

On top of the new job, a problem arises as the wrapping team notice a vinyl imperfection that will require the rear bumper to be redone. Worried that all of the vinyl used so far may also have imperfections the team give the car a careful once over. Luckily they find no other issues and continue with the job.

A day later Ninu shows up to collect her Ferrari 488 and is extremely happy with the work. As she had hoped, the satin black wrap on the lower front splitter has given her car a much more aggressive look and the newly lightened tints are exactly what she was looking for. With one happy customer leaving the workshop Yianni and his team just need to focus on getting the BMW i8 finished.

With the end of the job just around the corner, the buyer in Cyprus requests a new change to the way he would like the rear of the car to be wrapped. Yianni isn’t too happy with the last minute change but agrees to make it happen for the client. Peter is the owner of a dealership which means that Yianni can expect to receive repeat business if he does a good job.

The last day eventually arrives and it’s finally time to reveal the finished BMW i8 to Peter. The car rolls out of the workshop sporting the new Dragonfire Red wrap and it looks stunning. The customer wanted the car to have a factory look, that was definitely achieved here. Peter is happy, praises Yianni for doing a good job, and makes his way to the port so the car can be shipped out to the buyer.

Conclusion

This show is a fun a lighthearted look at the increasingly popular world of car wrapping. Reminiscent of the TV show ‘Pimp My Ride’ which was popular in the early 2000’s, ‘Yianni: Supercar Customiser’ provides a behind the curtain look at what happens in a car wrapping workshop. It allows you to see the types of unexpected issues that can arise when wrapping a car while driving home the importance of meeting customer needs.

The ability to meet tight deadlines already seems to be a running theme, which is nice because it adds a sense of urgency to the episode. Also, Yianni’s commitment to providing a high-quality service rings true, you can see that his attention to detail is one of the main reasons why he and his team are so successful.

I’m definitely looking forward to the rest of the series.