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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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Old 07-11-2008, 11:02 PM   #7
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You could also try a heatgun to help bond the vinyl to the surface well, I know they do it with some window tints, as well as tint for headlights and taillights.
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:10 AM   #8
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You could also try a heatgun to help bond the vinyl to the surface well, I know they do it with some window tints, as well as tint for headlights and taillights.

Thats not to help adhesion thats to make the material more plyable and easier to work with.

I use a heat gun to remove tint cause it melts the glue.
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:06 AM   #9
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Thats not to help adhesion thats to make the material more plyable and easier to work with.

I use a heat gun to remove tint cause it melts the glue.
Well wouldnt heating up the glue make it more sticky, hence more likely to stick better and not peel?? Ive seen heat guns used to put on windshield banners (level surface mind you). Not saying you are wrong, just thats what I saw.
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Old 07-12-2008, 06:45 AM   #10
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I'm confused. Why is there vinyl on the front of your car? Does it serve a specia purpose or is it just a mod that I've never seen before. Is this something different than what I'm thinking (the stuff that's used in interiors)?
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:21 AM   #11
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I'm confused. Why is there vinyl on the front of your car? Does it serve a specia purpose or is it just a mod that I've never seen before. Is this something different than what I'm thinking (the stuff that's used in interiors)?
You've obviously never played NFS lol.

He's talking about the huge stickers that you put on your car:
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Ok, what's NFS?
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Ok, what's NFS?
Need for Speed. Jeez, get a life lol
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Sorry, I'm not an teenage boy. I'm trying to learn all the cool speak.
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