Originally Posted by brynharvey
Thanks arkitectonix. Your jeep looks great.
Thanks for the terminology...'hoffmeister kink" is a new one for me! I think your trim looks flawless. I don't see a line where you overlapped it on the left side? Only one the right? Are you taping the triangle piece down before you do the linear pieces? Sorry just trying to wrap my head around it before I start. Appreciate the link as well.
Hey man, I would do the "kink" part last. Do the strips first since it's much easier and you can get better yield from your wrap roll. You can see the overlap part right when the "kink" starts go linear. Also, don't worry about the linear strip-shape to match the curve as it goes up. A thin enough strip should have enough slack to follow the curvature without any cinching at the vinyl. Also, that butt-joint was already there from OEM so it doesn't look like a half-ass job.
Ive attached an illustration of what the vinyl piece should look like (colored in red for clarity purposes). You'd want enough 'triangular' shape to cover the kink just enough so when at the top, where it starts going linear, you want to cut out the strip shape. I don't know if this is the easiest method, but it was for me, and it had the least amount of tension on the vinyl.
Also, I only bought that one roll from AMZN and it was enough for the whole trim.