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Wrapping behind rear bumpers (problem area)

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by odshawaii, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. odshawaii

    odshawaii Member

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    Aloha guys / gals,

    Anyone care to share their tricks / techniques on how to wrap the corner section behind the rear bumpers of trucks - wrinkle free (see below)?

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    I even removed the bumper and it still turned out like this. This area has been somewhat problematic for us so just wanted to see how you all tackle this area, thanks!
     
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  2. spmracing

    spmracing Guest

    Heat, heat, heat. Also pull at a diagonal angle to the bottom right..
     
  3. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    trim that. Don't Heat heat heat and stretch, it's just going to end up failing.
     
  4. MikePatterson

    MikePatterson Head bathroom cleaner.

    1st Pull the bumper off. Work slow and if not using oracal then coat the area with primer94. Use as little heat as possible and dont over stretch the material.
     
  5. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Good Video...I learned something today, good way to start the day!
     
  6. ddarlak

    ddarlak Trump Hater

    good vid
     
  7. tattoo.dan

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    That was a good video....I think I may go wrap something now! lol
     
  8. Baz

    Baz Very Active Member

    Excellent video. :thumb:
     
  9. CP Signs

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    Love the video. Explained better then most out there.
     
  10. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    More good tips:[video=youtube;0Iw1i3ZtF8U]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Iw1i3ZtF8U[/video]
     
  11. Jack Knight1979

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    I agree with Mosh. Learned something new today. Thank you for the great post!!!
     
  12. HulkSmash

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    These videos do have some helpful tips to people who don't wrap. But one thing I don't agree with is the heat and stretch into channel. Your channel Will. Fail.
    Sprinters - Do. Not. Roll. And. Heat. Into. Channels. Cut and drop is the right way to do it.
     
  13. natedawg9640

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    in a lot of instances i'd agree, but not this one. If the channel is excessively deep, not a good idea. Also, if the channel has a panel splice in it such as where two panels meet (letting air at the backside) it will fail. The one he did on the video was minor and sealed. The lack of air access in the channel will keep it from bubbling IF you dont compromise the vinyl (pop bubbles/relief cut). If you told a novice to wrap unstretched into the channel he did in the video, you'd do through 10 yards of material before they got it right.
     
  14. HulkSmash

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    um that's why you don't have a novice wrap your vehicle. The correct way to wrap it, and i HATE to say it, but even 3m has it in their bulletin... Is to cut, and drop in the channel. I'm not talking about a relief cut. Like literally wrap flat over the channel neatly cut the edge, and drop the panel in flush with the sides.

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  15. natedawg9640

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    Works for a utilitarian wrap such as a printed advertisement like you linked... but what about a color change on a car with a hard body line? 2006 Acura TL for example... I don't think the owner will appreciate the vinyl edge. They are done seamless.
     
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  17. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    We also just trim around behind bumpers.... If they want it behind the bumper ends I'll tell them to bring the vehicle in with the bumper removed. Same as if they want it to go much at all between the cab and bed.... sure thing, remove the bed and bring it in. We will remove certain things at times like some lights but quite often bumper bolts are going to be rusted and very hard to break loose. I'm not in the business of removing heavy body parts from vehicles.
     
  18. HulkSmash

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    The hard body lines on cars don't even come close to comparing to a sprinter recess. We do color change wraps seamless all day. But we don't tuck and fold under, or door jambs and stuff of that nature.

    We're strictly Business to Business, doing mostly fleets... unless of course someone is willing to pay what we charge for color change.

    It's really a whole different market.. but in terms of recesses, sprinters and Acuras are on a different level.
     
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