Complete vehicle wraps will always have more difficult areas that demand your vinyl graphic to be extremely stretched. Truly, managing heat and tension is crucial to a successful application. This video shows the right way to manage heat and tension during install to make sure your graphic applies well and without distortion.
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.
At its core, vehicle wrapping is about transforming 2D objects into 3D. By wrapping compound curves, distortion is inevitable. The task of the installer is to manage that distortion effectively. One of the best ways to do this is with the Pre-Stretch and Shrink Method.
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.
Installing computer cut lettering over corrugated panels with rivets can be tricky and time consuming. Using a foam roller can make the job a lot easier.
Installers have always been looking for ways to install the perfect rivet. But trailers have thousands of them. So when you’re choosing your technique it’s important to remember things like speed and consistency, as well as the overall look of your application.
This is a standard rivet and will be the focus of our video. All rivet applications rely on the use of heat. So you will need to decide to use either a heat gun or a propane torch.
Low contact films are a popular choice because of their ease of application in warmer temperatures. But what’s the best way to install them in cooler temperatures? In order to simulate a low-temperature application, we set the temperature in our cold room to 58 degrees Fahrenheit or 14 degrees Celsius. We chose this jeep hood because although it’s mostly flat, the front corners have a tight, complex curve.
Most reflective films on the market today have difficulty conforming around even the simplest curves on the average vehicle.
As you all know, repositionability is one of the biggest challenges you have when you’re installing reflective films. To best demonstrate the repositionability of IllumiNITE Wrap™, we’ve chosen a large SUV with a huge hood, which is usually very difficult for one person to install alone. It’s a challenge to reach the center of the hood and to work the film into these channels. But the superior repositionability of IllumiNITE Wrap™ allows you to manage this application solo.
Today, I will answer the question: How does FLITE Technology™ differ from the competition’s adhesive technology?