Post heating when wrapping a vehicle almost guarantees long term durability and ensures customers will be satisfied. This video posted on sdgmag.com via www.wrapinstitute.com demonstrates the process of post heating.
Wrapping around rivets is an intimidating task for new wrappers – that’s why we have provided several resources on the subject. In general, it is beneficial to have the following materials handy specifically for this task: Heat Gun, air release tool (such as an X-Acto blade), and RollePro.
Wrapping Around Rivets Video:
This video also demonstrates the use of the Rollepro, which is a heat resistant device that allows the once time-consuming process of rolling vinyl over rivets and contours to be cut down to seconds.
Vehicle Wrap Installation Tips
There is no doubt that wrapping is a serious art form that takes practice, patience, and skill. Wraps are not one size fits all so it never hurts to have a few basic guidelines to follow before jumping into a project. Here are 10 tips to get you started:
10. Clean seams.
9. Never scratch the surface.
8. Measure it. Then remeasure it.
7. No bubbles, no troubles.
6. Don’t fight the vinyl: It will always win.
5. Clean, clean, clean.
4. Jagged cuts make people nuts.
3. Don’t blame the printer!
2. No, it’s not paint.