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Learn to vinyl wrap your automobile and achieve professional results!

Wrapping a vehicle in vinyl is a fairly modern concept. In the mid-1990s, German taxis were wrapped to preserve paint. NASCAR followed suit by wrapping its race cars as more primary sponsors came into the sport, which forged a need for quick turnaround times because paint was slow to dry. As vinyl costs decreased, the private sector began to emulate these practices, which created the vinyl-wrapped automobile option that is now available for anyone.

CarTech, in conjunction with Apex Customs, brings forth the most modern publication on vinyl wrapping with How to Vinyl Wrap Automobiles, which is easy to follow and heavily illustrated. Outlined in this book are the benefits of wrapping, the science of wrap, vinyl graphics applications, and the tools of the trade.

The majority of this book features techniques to wrap a vehicle from start to finish. Installation techniques, such as measuring, cutting, applying heat, trimming, laying, tucking, and post-heat treatment are covered through illustrations. Troubleshooting help is included for bubbles, tears/rips, peeling, wrinkles, and cracking. Every component of a vehicle from the grille to the rear bumper is wrapped and featured in vivid detail.

Why spend tens of thousands of dollars on paint when you can change your car’s appearance year after year for a fraction of the cost? How to Vinyl Wrap Automobiles will have your ride looking professionally wrapped and the talk of the show.

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Learn to vinyl wrap your automobile and achieve professional results!

Wrapping a vehicle in vinyl is a fairly modern concept. In the mid-1990s, German taxis were wrapped to preserve paint. NASCAR followed suit by wrapping its race cars as more primary sponsors came into the sport, which forged a need for quick turnaround times because paint was slow to dry. As vinyl costs decreased, the private sector began to emulate these practices, which created the vinyl-wrapped automobile option that is now available for anyone.

CarTech, in conjunction with Apex Customs, brings forth the most modern publication on vinyl wrapping with How to Vinyl Wrap Automobiles, which is easy to follow and heavily illustrated. Outlined in this book are the benefits of wrapping, the science of wrap, vinyl graphics applications, and the tools of the trade.

The majority of this book features techniques to wrap a vehicle from start to finish. Installation techniques, such as measuring, cutting, applying heat, trimming, laying, tucking, and post-heat treatment are covered through illustrations. Troubleshooting help is included for bubbles, tears/rips, peeling, wrinkles, and cracking. Every component of a vehicle from the grille to the rear bumper is wrapped and featured in vivid detail.

Why spend tens of thousands of dollars on paint when you can change your car’s appearance year after year for a fraction of the cost? How to Vinyl Wrap Automobiles will have your ride looking professionally wrapped and the talk of the show.

Pages : 144
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 455 color photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613255216
Product Code : SA473

About the Authors 

Acknowledgments 

 

Chapter 1: Vinyl Wrap Benefits and Uses 

21st-Century Graphics 

What Is Vinyl Wrap? 

Vinyl Wrap Uses and Applications 

Vinyl Wrap Benefits 

What Works Well with Vinyl Wrap 

Vinyl Wrap versus Paint 

Vinyl Wrap versus Paint Alternatives 

Vinyl Wrap versus Powder Coating 

Vinyl Wrap versus Liquid Wrap 

Vinyl Wrap versus Bed Liner 

 

Chapter 2: Vinyl Wrap Science and Characteristics 

Science 

Types 

Adhesives and Activation 

Air Channels and Bubbles 

Finishes and Patterns 

Characteristics 

Myths 

 

Chapter 3: Vinyl Graphics Uses and Applications 

Print versus Plot 

Full Wraps 

Partial Wraps 

Plotted Graphics 

Vinyl Printing: Methods and Tools 

Vinyl Plotting: Methods and Tools 

 

Chapter 4: Before You Get Started 

Materials 

Preparation 

Environment 

Asking for Help 

Cutting 

Surfaces to Avoid 

Storage 

 

Chapter 5: Application Planning 

Tools 

Quantity, Cost, and Time Estimates 

Measuring and Mapping the Surface 

Purchasing Material 

Anticipating High-Tension Areas 

 

Chapter 6: Installation Preparation 

Preparing the Work Area 

Old Vinyl Removal 

Body Repairs 

Body Parts Removal 

Vehicle Surface Cleaning 


Chapter 7: Installation Techniques 

Measurements 

Film Cutting 

Heat Application 

Horizontal Stretch 

Trimming 

Bridge 

Tucking 

Post Heating 

 

Chapter 8: Resolving Issues

Steps to Avoid Problems 

Color Distortion 

Tears and Rips 

Vehicle Disassembly 

Planning 

 

Chapter 9: Wrapping a Car Step by Step 

Vehicle Disassembly 

Cleaning and Preparation 

Measuring and Cutting 

Driver’s Side and Passenger’s Side Installation 

Hood Application

Bumper Application 

Trunk Application 

Roof Application 

Trim Application 

Final Touches 

Reassembly 

 

Chapter 10: Vinyl Graphics Installation 

Design Phase 

Mock-Ups, Adjustments, and Obtaining Final Approval

Production Phase 

Applying Transfer Film to Graphics 

Vinyl Graphics Installation 

Initial Positioning of Entire Graphics Set 

How to Register Graphics for Installation

Installing a Graphic 

 

Chapter 11: Vinyl Wrap Care and Protection 

Reasons to Keep Vinyl Clean 

How to Wash Vinyl Wrap 

Difficult Contaminants 

Washing Methods to Avoid 

Fuel Spills 1

Gloss Vinyl Coating 

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