Originally Posted by gsommerp
Great job. Please do share any techniques. I will do mine. Are you using heat? My heat gun is 700-1500. I used it for the rear stomp pad surround. But it was too hot when I tried to do the grill rings.
Since this is my second time doing it, it's coming out better this time because i'm being more patient. The last time I did it I think I was hungover and the sun was hot as hell lol
The only heat I'm using is the texas sun, but not really because I'm doing it in the shade this time and not hungover lol.
My technique is better since I've been putting vinyl on a bunch of stuff haha. It just takes practice, patience and attention to detail if you want it to look good.
This is what i do.
Peel the precut stencil i made and place it on the trim.
Run my fingers along the trim to get the vinyl flat and bubble free. i dont apply too much pressure yet in case i have to lift it to rearrange it.
Once i'm satisfied i'll press it with my fingers
The tricky part is the edges because if you stretch the vinyl and cut right along the edge the chrome is going to show because the vinyl will want to retract some. So on the edges i'll lift the vinyl and work it against the grooves and then cut it but with a little extra left and then if i need to cut more i do. Rather that cutting too much and throwing some f bombs and stuff.
Once i finish mine this week i'm just going to let the texas heat heat it lol.
One thing i will be doing this time. On the rear windows where it curves at the bottom corner, i'll be applying some adhesion promoter in hopes that this time it doesnt lift. I do the rear windows in 2 pieces because it's easier to handle the vinyl since it's just me.