How To Become Certified
The WrapItRight Certification from Arlon is designed to train installers on the best practices of car wrapping. Over our 50+ years in the automotive graphics industry, we've learned that installation expertise is not something that you can just study and instantly know. Instead, expertise comes from actually getting hands on experience with a variety of jobs and situations. Each wrap will have some unique challenges and an installers job is to be the problem solver on each and every wrap. Our goal is to help you become a better problem solver and to give you strategies that will work across all critical installation areas. WrapItRight Certification combines our technical knowledge of film products with global industry experience to create guidelines for the general best practices for vehicle wraps.
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Learn the WrapItRight Way
Below you will find a series of videos that you must watch and learn before attending a certification training class.
Receiving a Vehicle
A successful vehicle wrap starts with giving your customer a good understanding of exactly what they can expect. Receiving the vehicle from your customer is the perfect time to do this. This video shows how you what details should be reviewed with your customer before you wrap a car.
Cleaning the Vehicle
Improper cleaning is the number one cause for vehicle wrap failures. This video shows the correct way to clean a vehicle prior to a vinyl graphic installation.
Managing Heat & Tension
Complete vehicle wraps will always have more difficult areas that demand your vinyl graphic to be extremely stretched. This video shows the right way to manage heat and tension during install to make sure your graphic applies well and without distortion.
Wrapping a Side View Mirror
Installing vehicle accents can be challenging even for expert installers. This video shows how to install vinyl graphics to a complex curve mirror using a pre-stretch method.
Expanded Pocket Application
This video shows you a technique to apply vinyl in deep recesses. Wrapping vehicle bumpers will often demand extreme stretch of the vinyl. The expanded pocket technique will help you achieve a perfect application that doesn't lift.
Edge Trimming & Wrapping Corners
Proper trimming is a very important step in any vehicle wrap, especially in a restyling or color change projects. This video shows the correct way to trim your graphic to achieve a paint-like finish.
Using Knifeless Technology
Creating a unique personal look is the objective of most vehicle restyling projects. One way to do this is to creatively layer vinyl films using multiple textures or colors. This video shows how to do this without damaging the paint of the vehicle through the use of knifeless cutting methods.
Wrapping for Automotive Restyling
Vinyl installation for automotive restyling is very different than that of standard commercial wraps. Restyling applications demand customized looks with a paint perfect finish. This video shows an application strategy for how to maximize the impact of your project by accentuating the body lines of the vehicle.
Deep Channel Application
Many commercial wraps include difficult applications over and around deep channels. This video shows the ideal technique for installing vinyl into channels. Using heat on the proper areas of the graphic and stretching at the right stage will ensure that your graphic will stay down.
Standard Rivert Application
Wrapping trailers means wrapping rivets. This video shows you different methods for installing rivets and which technique is the best for you. Learn how to avoid problems with rivets by watching this detailed video.
Removing a Vinyl Wrap
Removing old graphics can be a time consuming part of any wrap project. This video shows expert techniques for proper removal of vinyl vehicle wraps.