Do I need a heat gun?
Heat gun is always recommended for fastest and best results; however, if you are doing a small project and most likely not going to apply another one soon, most low heat household hair dryer works too. Most of our vinyl/film can be heat stretched. Stretching is needed when wrapping non-flat area to ease the application process. Some vinyl such as chrome vinyl is more difficult to stretch due to an extra protective film. Over stretching Vinyls with prints such as sticker bomb, Camouflage, carbon fiber, will result in change of prints and pattern.
What’s dry application?
Dry application means applying the vinyl without any application solution (liquid).
What’s wet application?
Wet application means applying the vinyl with application solution.
How do I apply with dry application?
You can read our "install guide" for clear detail!!!!
1) Thoroughly clean the surface you want to apply with a commercial detergent and water (*We highly recommend using a clay bar to remove any remaining dirt after you’ve thoroughly cleaned the surface.)
2) Dry the car and let it sit under the sun for 15-20mins; make sure it’s completely dry before proceeding to the next step.
3) Then use rubbing alcohol to clean the surface and remove any oil/grease/wax.
4) Peel the backing paper and apply it to the surface. Make necessary adjustment accordingly to the position you want to cover. (Heat stretched if needed)
5) Eliminate all air bubbles trap between the surfaces (using squeegee is recommended in this step)
6) Last, trim the excess vinyl / film around the edges.
And you are done!
How do I apply wet application?
1) Thoroughly clean the surface you want to apply with a commercial detergent and water (*We highly recommend using a clay bar to remove any remaining dirt after you’ve thoroughly cleaned the surface)
2) Then use rubbing alcohol to clean the surface and remove any oil/grease/wax.
3) Peel the backing paper off
4) Spray the surface and the adhesive side of the film with liquid solution
5) Apply it to the surface. Make necessary adjustment accordingly to the position you want to cover. (Heat stretched if needed)
4) Eliminate all air bubbles and solution trap between the surfaces (using squeegee is recommended in this step)
5) Trim the excess film around the edges.
And you are done!
Where can I get liquid solution?
You can purchase it from most of the auto parts store or online store. Or You can simply mix the liquid solution at home.
Rubbing alcohol (50%) + Water (50%) + 2-3 drops of soap
Use 91%rubbing alcohol mixed with water and adding 2-3 drops of soap.
(The mixing solution may need to adjust according to the temperature and humidity.)
How do I remove the vinyl wraps?
All of our vinyl is designed so it can be removed without damaging the surface. Removing vinyl will not damage your cars paint or lights.
• For optimum results, surface temperature should be above 50 degrees F. and below 90 degrees F. If necessary move vehicle to a location where the temperature can be within the removal guide lines.
•Make sure to clean the vinyl surface before removal.
• Peel off vinyl with your finger nails (Starting from the edges). Do this until you remove all pieces of the vinyl. If the vinyl can't peel off, you can simply heat it up with heat gun/hair dryer.
• Wipe off the surface and you are done.
• For left over residue or adhesive, we recommend using Rapid Remover without damage or mess.
What brand should I use? What are the differences between them.
One main reason of using particular brand is their colors. ALL brands have their very unique color code and there is no way you can find the exact color in another brand. Major brands such as Hexis, 3M, Avery have over 15 colors in white vinyl itself.
Many people mis-understand that some particular brands are going to last longer than others. ALL vinyls are made with PVC plastic; in general, the thicker one vinyl is, the longer its going to stay away from cracking over time.
Should I wash my car right after I applied the vinyl?
No. We suggest keeping the vehicle dry for minimum 48 hours after you apply the vinyl/film .
What’s air release channel / Bubble Free?
Bubble Free vinyl has a air release channel on the back. Air release channels assure a fast, easy installation. Air can be pushed out of the vinyl easier with the air release channel. The vinyls that have air release channels and bubble free DO NOT guarantee that you will not get bubbles but can be pushed out in a easier way.WINKLES can never be pushed out from air release channel.
What sizes should i get for my vehicles or parts?
We highly recommended buyer measure the size of your parts before to make any purchase. Based on other buyers' information, we estimated some vehicles full wrap size need:
Compact Car Full Wrap: 60in x 40ft (1.52m x 12.2m) 200 sq/ft. Examples: Neon, Focus, Impala , Civic, Mazda3, Golf TDI, Audi A3, BMW E36 and Mercedes C-Class.
Standard Car Full Wrap: 60in x 50ft (1.52m x 15.2m) 250 sq/ft. Examples: Charger, Viper, Trailblazer SS, Corvette, Mazda6, BMW 745, Range Rover, Porsche 911 and all sedans and coupes.
Deluxe Truck Full Wrap: 60in x 65ft (1.52m x 19.8m) 325 sq/ft. Examples: Escalade, Expedition, Mercedes GL, Dodge Ram and H2 Hummer.
If the product you like is not available in 60in please make sure to order a equal amount of vinyl to the sq/ft needed.
Please understand that we are not responsible if it is not enough to cover your vehicles. All estimated is based on our buyer's review. Buyer has responsibility to measure the vinyl needed.
When should I use extra adhesion or 3M Primer 94?
When you are going to wrap a complex curves such as bumper, lips, mirrors, and any curves parts and any parts that receive mass amount of heat, you must use a 3M primer 94 to reduce the risk of peeling. If you do not use this application, there are chances that the vinyl will peel after air and water goes into the vinyl. If you feel like that the vinyl does not stick on your part when you wrap, that's mean it is the time that you MUST use this application to help you.
3M™ Tape Primer 94 can be used to promote adhesion of 3M tapes to surfaces such polyethylene, polypropylene, ABS, PET/PBT blends, concrete, wood, glass, metal and painted metal surfaces.
I have never installed any vinyl, but I have watched alot of youtube guide, will I be able to finish the job perfectly?
Vinyl wrapping require a lot of patients and experiences, it is possible for first time installers to finish their jobs well. but it is not most of the cases and it highly depends on what area they are trying to wrap. We high recommend first time installer to purchase smaller pieces and practice. Wrapping different parts has different techniques. Having professional opinions can be a good method to solve your wrapping problems.
What is lamination? When would I need it?
Lamination is a protection layer that is being applied to the vinyl wrap material. It improves the quality and the lifespan of the vinyl wrap and the color. Depending on what vinyl material you use and where you are applying the vinyl, lamination might be suggested. If you need advice on rather you need lamination or not, please contact us for more information.
Material has no warranty for fading. Fluorescent Neon colors tend to fade faster than normal colors. Fading can be reduced with over lamination, preventing stretched areas, which fade even faster, and shelter from high U.V. times during the day.
Can I use headlight film on taillights/fog lights?
Why my order has been canceled?
The first reason is the item is not available or not in stock. The second reason is we cancel all over 36 to 60" wide size for international buyers since USPS do not ship this over-size package for international buyers. The only way to ship out this over size is by UPS, FEDEX or DHL. And you can contact us if you would like us to ship it out for you. The shipping cost from UPS is started from $150 and more. You can always check the shipping cost from www.ups.com.