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Old 07-11-2008, 03:08 PM   #1
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Applying Vinyl

Well i have been working on applying some vinyl on my car and I have ran into some issues with wrapping around my head lights, the vinyl seems to start pulling itself off arround the corners of the lights so anyone kno how i can stop this from happening?
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:12 PM   #2
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why do you have vynils on your lights? the heat form them being on will make the vynil curl.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:16 PM   #3
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why do you have vynils on your lights? the heat form them being on will make the vynil curl.

no no I dont have then on the lights I have them around the lights and its only the corners that loose the adhesive
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:21 PM   #4
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did you make sure the surface was completely clean? did you touch that part of the adhesive at all? pics?
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:27 PM   #5
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ideally what you probably should have done was taken the headlights out and tucked the vinyl in behind the headlights so you don't have any exposed edges. As soon as you have an exposed edge, especially on the front of the car, dirt, wind and water will pound away at the exposed edge eventually pealing it back. You could try cleaning it out good and applying some heavy duty adhesive, but it will be hard to get it to lay flat.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:46 PM   #6
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ideally what you probably should have done was taken the headlights out and tucked the vinyl in behind the headlights so you don't have any exposed edges. As soon as you have an exposed edge, especially on the front of the car, dirt, wind and water will pound away at the exposed edge eventually pealing it back. You could try cleaning it out good and applying some heavy duty adhesive, but it will be hard to get it to lay flat.
Agree 100%. If you're working on your car, take the time to do the job right. Vinyl often looks cheap and tacky anyways, applying it half-assed is going to look terrible. Take out the headlights and tuck it behind them. It will look better and won't peel.
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