Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Help please : How to wrap edge of wing. Image Included

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by simpson246, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. simpson246

    simpson246 Member

    50
    0
    0
    Aug 28, 2012
    Hi all, this question doesnt just refer to the edge of the wing but to the edge of many parts on a vehicle.

    The question is how would you wrap the part of the wing of a vehicle.

    I know other parts like the lower edge of the door you can just cut right up against the door eliminating this problem.
    Although the problem with doing that with this part is you will see the origional colour of the vehicle.

    So how would you deal with this without getting the 'fingers'

    Thanks,
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 26, 2012
    Tags:
  2. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

    3,943
    0
    0
    Dec 2, 2008
    You're ending too close to the edge.
     
  3. simpson246

    simpson246 Member

    50
    0
    0
    Aug 28, 2012
    Hi, thanks for the reply.

    Sorry but what do you mean?

    The only other thing I can think of is apply the graphics over the edge and then push the vinyl down and around the edge (as pictured) with a squeegee and then to cut.

    Sorry if that doesn't make sense.

    thanks,
     
  4. visual concepts 707

    visual concepts 707 New Member

    20
    0
    0
    Feb 12, 2008
    put a few relief cuts just to the outside of the edge so the vinyl can overlap itself slightly on the other side of the area you are wrapping. this alleviates those folds and you can't see the cuts on the backside.
     
  5. 4R Graphics

    4R Graphics Active Member

    724
    0
    0
    Jan 28, 2008
    As visual concepts said you make a couple of relief cuts then tuck and fold when the wing is installed you will never see it and the edge will be clean since you tucked under and relief cut it to get rid of the bunching.
     
  6. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

    4,397
    83
    48
    Feb 3, 2010
    Racine, WI
    two relief-cuts, like a "V" on the two sides of the point where the straight line hits the radius.

    -pull the middle "tab" of vinyl over the top of the point and wrap on the backside
    -then wrap the two sides around so the 3 parts overlap eachother on the backside to keep each other secure.
     
  7. Cale Frederick

    Cale Frederick Member

    102
    0
    0
    May 19, 2012
    Not sure if you did this or not, but remove the wing from the car and things should go much easier. Just noticed in the pic that the wing is on the car. Should only be a few nuts and/or bolts and off it will come.
     
  8. simpson246

    simpson246 Member

    50
    0
    0
    Aug 28, 2012
    Thank you all for your replies.

    I think I'll go ahead with the 2 relief cuts either side as stated.

    I wouldnt want to remove the wing as I would look to go into this into the future and that wouldnt be done on customers vehicles.

    Many thanks,

    Kind regards,

    Ryan,
     
  9. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

    4,397
    83
    48
    Feb 3, 2010
    Racine, WI
    forgot to mention, that, when I do the cuts... i double those cuts to "notch-out" some of the excess vinyl that won't be tucked away. little heat, and a slight stretch before tucking to the backside helps hide any remaining excess from the "fold".
     
  10. simpson246

    simpson246 Member

    50
    0
    0
    Aug 28, 2012
    Thanks, so I guess after completing the little relief cuts, stretch the vinyl over the edge of the corner with heat and then pressure against the underside of the part.
    I guess this should result in a clean finish with no 'fingers' as pictured.

    Cheers,
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...