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Wrapping vinyl I've used isn't like the tint I've ever used(granted that tint has only been the cheap vato zone stuff). But with that being said, the curves will throw a curve ball at you if you're thinking it's going to be like tinting windows.
You're going to need a heat gun at least(some guys use a torch), and a good deal of patience. Things like the outer corners of the grille surround where there's a compound curve won't be easy. The stuff will want to wrinkle up as soon as it starts to curve, and you've got to use the heat to convince it to lay down flat.
I used to work for a company that mainly made decals for MX bikes, and we did some wraps. I tried, and was unsuccessful because of my lack of patience. It's really difficult, but the guys that can do it well make it look easy. I'd look up some videos on youtube so you get an idea of how they do it.
Once you get it on though, if it matches well, it'll be a great alternative to paint I would think. Wouldn't really have to worry about the rock chips or anything.
11 F250 6.7 CC/SB -- tuned & deleted -- 3.5'' PMF/ICON/Fox suspension, Method Standards, Toyo AT2s