Originally Posted by YjagetaJeep
Looks great! I'm sure each piece will go on easier than the last. (Easy for me to say, eh?)
I'm watching your thread with great interest since I've been considering the same thing. Do you wet the stuff or heat it before installing it to make it more pliable?
Both actually but wetting doesn't make it pliable, the heating does. Cut an over sized piece that will leave a couple inches overlap. Clean the trim piece, they sell spray bottles of cleaning and application fluid, basically alcohol and soap solutions. Then spray the application fluid, this helps to reduce air bubbles and wrinkles. Gently lay the vinyl on the piece and start applying pressure left to right, it will stick a little bit at this point. Use a hair dryer at medium setting and heat it up one section at a time for a few seconds. The vinyl will melt if you use high setting for more than a couple of seconds. Quickly smooth it out over the edges/curves with your fingers and squeegee, for tight corners and edges I heat it up and pull/stretch it. Do this over and over one section at a time until it's prefect. Once fitted, trim off all the excess and heat and smooth the whole surface again with hard pressure.
It's a difficult process for these compound curves but doable if you have patience and semi-skilled hands. I build and fly R/C planes so I thought it would be easy for me, it wasn't, at least for these curved pieces.