Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap Installation
Carbon fiber vinyl wraps have become renowned among Chicago drivers as one of the most popular ways of protecting the original surfaces of their vehicles from natural wear and accidental road damages done by stones, dirt, and other debris. Additionally, the wrap installation provides a vast variety of colors and textures, offering the perfect chance for customizing their car.
Due to the use of modern innovative technologies, carbon fiber vinyl wraps can be easily installed or taken down. The self-adhesive wrappings can be freely re-positioned, which makes their application fast and flexible. Most of our wrappings are DIY, so you can always alter your style or enhance it yourself. The films are easily stretched and can go around the most curved details. You can be absolutely sure of a successful installation, as long as you follow the instructions strictly. However, we strongly recommend amateurs and non-professionals to contact our maintenance line in Chicago, IL to get some practical assistance. Note: the warranty may be voided if the wrapping was not professionally installed.
Before you start installing the carbon fiber vinyl wrap, be sure to provide the appropriate conditions and find the necessary tools. This is the initial step to a successful installation, so make sure you don’t forget anything. First of all, check the vinyl roll you have bought for any probable accidental shipping damages. Call us immediately if the package is broken and the vinyl wrap looks spoiled or damaged. Do not start installing, otherwise you may risk losing your warranty.
Before separating the backing from vinyl wrapping, make sure the vinyl wrap roll has reached room temperature, especially if the shipping was done during the cold season. Remember the temperature of the surface and the temperature of the vinyl wrapping have to be equal. The recommended temperature for a carbon fiber vinyl wrap installation ranges from +16C to +32C. For the installation process, you will basically need a heat gun, a squeegee, a sharp knife, a surface preparation system liquid agent, and some cloth gloves.
Be sure to wash the surfaces with a mild cleaning agent or a soap and water solution. Make sure the cleaning agent contains no ammonia, otherwise the film may start reacting with this substance during the installation process. The surfaces have to be thoroughly dried and degreased with the appropriate agents, as noted in the manual. Finally, you need to provide as air-tight an area as possible. This is an absolute must in order to protect your surfaces from dust and other particles which may accidently get in-between the film and the surface.
Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap Installation
Now when everything is ready, you can start the application process. Make sure that every piece you apply is bigger than the surface it is applied to. Place the film onto the surface so you can cut out the shape you need. At this stage, do not remove the backing yet. You can also use small magnets to fasten the wrapping to the surfaces where you cannot reach yourself. After you’ve cut out the needed shape of the film, you may take down the backing and start applying it to the surface. Now, use the squeegee to push out the air bubbles. Do it thoroughly and use the heat gun while going around sharp corners. When all the bubbles are out and the film is firmly sitting on the surface, you may start cutting down the leftovers. Use a Stanley knife or any other sharp bladed tool.
On the leading edges of complex shapes, be sure to use a primer. This is usually done for side mirrors, head and tail lights, etc. The procedure for the interior parts is practically the same. However, be sure to check that all the types of your degreasing agents are compatible with the materials used in your interior.
How to Take Care of Your Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap
The main tips on taking care of your wrap are as follows:
- Keep it clean whenever you can.
When you have the chance to, it is better to take down even small amounts of dust and dirt with a microfiber.
- Wash it at least once a week.
We recommend a hand wash using mild detergents. Be sure to remove the water with a microfiber and a squeegee.
- Put any new cleaner you start using to a test.
When you switch to another cleaning agent, be sure to test it on a small part of the wrapping first, just to be on the safe side. If no signs of damage show, use it for the larger areas.
- Avoid using air blowers.
It is always better to dry out the surface with a microfiber than expose it to powerful air blowers.
- Remove active substances as quick as possible.
Do not let oil stains or other active agents stay long on your wrapping.
- Avoid automatic car washes.
Normally, automatic car washes deploy bristles and high-pressure water sprinkles, which will damage the wrap.
Ask for more details at our Chicago 24/7 hotline. We’ll provide you with all sorts of support, including useful tips and technical assistance. If you’re not sure about any aspect of the carbon fiber vinyl wrap installation, feel free to contact our professional team. Otherwise, read and follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual carefully.
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