DIY – A Complete Procedure of Vinyl-Wrapping Your Car! 

  • Ashley Bromley
  • March 28, 2019
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Fathoming ideas and understanding overwhelming situations of pasting a sticker on a car could leave severe impacts in your long weekend. Nevertheless, the results of stickers that leave bubbles behind are not too cool. Naturally, to curb the situation, you either find a proper solution or let someone else take care of it, professionally.  

This article, however, will help you in finding a suitable and reliable way through which stickers don’t trap bubbles, they don’t rip off easily and also stay for a longer period of time. 

Adhesive – which one to use? 

First of all, it is about which adhesive do you use. So, let’s discuss a bit about vinyl. This is one of those adhesives which doesn’t wear off after 24 hours. In addition to it, vinyl escapes air which obviously doesn’t give room to create bubbles. Secondly, lamination that comes with it as a main feature lasts for approximately ten years. Last but not least; it has the potential to get molded, turned, twitched, and reshaped. 

How long does it take to complete the entire job? 

This is another question that dwells in mind of many. Well, honestly it takes between ten to fifteen hours to complete the gig. Time in hand, experience, familiarity with tools and procedure, and most importantly confidence in what one is doing determines the time in which sticking is done.  

Steps of sticking a sticker on a vehicle 

Here are all the steps that need to understanding so that they can be replicated on your car or vehicle too.  

Step 1: Clean the vehicle 

First and foremost, you need to clean vehicle so that everything is clear, dusted, and ready for paint. This could be done with the help of alcohol and paint cleaners. Rust, scratches, and dings could be fixed by the help of solutions available for the same purpose.  

Step 2: Remove mouldings  

Then, remove parts like mirror and bumper of the car to work around the vehicle. If you will not do that, it might result in frustration because more time will be required otherwise. Studies show that around half an hour to forty-five minutes are taken if mirrors and etc. are not taken out before wrapping sticker. Whereas it takes a maximum of five minutes to put the mirror off the vehicle.  

Step 3: Plan on how to wrap sticker around the vehicle 

Professionals complete their sticker wrapping jobs in a number of ways. It all depends on the complexity, vehicle type, and other factors governing revolving around the vehicle. Besides that, if you are the one who is installing a sticker, then you better take a blunt knife, make small pieces of vinyl and apply it all over the body of the vehicle. After that, the tape is used in order to let it remain on the place and remove backside of the vinyl to expose adhesive.  

Step 4: Now, the actual show starts – sticking on the film 

Now the fourth step is to use car paint protection film Sydney to stick on the sticker. When vinyl is exposed then it’s time to start sticking sticker. You can start from any side – up from the roof, either side (left or right), or even the bottom (near bumper). While sticking the film, you can easily play with it by twisting and folding so that it could be smoothly placed. 

Step 5: Finishing – stretching, removal of seams and edges! 

It includes both, stretching as well as cutting off the corners. It can also include removal of seams. In short, this one step could mean a lot when it comes to professional sticking. However, if this is your own DIY project then certain elements could be overlooked. Experts of this field use a sharp knife or blade to cut edges and corners. Cutting is always done after stretching.  

Step 6: Remove the outer sheet of sticker 

After placing wraps with the ever-lasting vinyl adhesive, the last stage or step is to remove the outer sheet. That is another query which is asked quite frequently. This sheet is removed in a fun way. Water is used which dissolves chemicals on the vinyl sheet. 

Conclusion – Last Verdict: 

Last but not least; it is always the utility of paint, adhesive, and sheets which make one professional. Low-quality material will leave you nowhere even if you have fifty years of experience. Therefore, it is always better to go with the right material and do the best.