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Old 09-19-2014, 06:26 PM   #1
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Tips for using 3m wrap

I have some 3m wrap that I tried using to wrap some interior pieces. I tried it once and it didn't work at all! Now that I have a heat gun I was gonna give it another shot. Any other tips other than heat gun, stretch it, and patience? lol
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:51 PM   #2
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I have some 3m wrap that I tried using to wrap some interior pieces. I tried it once and it didn't work at all! Now that I have a heat gun I was gonna give it another shot. Any other tips other than heat gun, stretch it, and patience? lol

You answered your own question: heat gun and patience.
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:00 PM   #3
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You answered your own question: heat gun and patience.
Lol, just checking to see if anyone else had anymore tips
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Lay the vinyl loose. If it is 3M conform, it has tiny alligator ridges on the back to allow air to escape while laying it. The only time to use the heat gun is if you screw up....pull the vinyl up with a quick jerk....hold loosely and warm with heat until vinyl returns to original shape. You can also use the heat to set the vinyl one it is in correct position. Hope this helps.
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Denatured alcohol spray will make vinyl attack quicker. Yell if u have any questions or need help.
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Just curious, what areas are you trying to wrap inside of the truck.
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3M makes an adhesion promoter for plastics that helps hold it down on tight corners/edges/curves/etc. I used their carbon fiber version on my stereo surround, climate control surround and the door switch panels. I had it on my cup holder but I dinged it up pretty bad so I took it off and painted it with black Fusion paint.
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Just curious, what areas are you trying to wrap inside of the truck.
Overhead console. Would like to do the center console shift piece, radio surround, the window switch bezels, climate control plate, and the dash kit once I get it and put in a double din. I tried the overhead console piece and had it going well but then the area where the temp gauge is, i was doing that beveled edge and it tore and I don't have enough left to redo it. Have to order some more. I tried the window bezel once but it was such a pain to get in the grooves of where the switches are. That time I didn't have a heat gun though so it may be a little easier when I try it again. Probably just a lot of trial and error and patience
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3M makes an adhesion promoter for plastics that helps hold it down on tight corners/edges/curves/etc. I used their carbon fiber version on my stereo surround, climate control surround and the door switch panels. I had it on my cup holder but I dinged it up pretty bad so I took it off and painted it with black Fusion paint.
Did you use that with the 3m wrap? The carbon fiber wrap is thick, buy maybe all wraps are cause I've never used it before.
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3M makes an adhesion promoter for plastics that helps hold it down on tight corners/edges/curves/etc. I used their carbon fiber version on my stereo surround, climate control surround and the door switch panels. I had it on my cup holder but I dinged it up pretty bad so I took it off and painted it with black Fusion paint.
I did my ac surround and it came out perfect. I tried the overhead console and it ripped mid process. I had enough left over to do the passenger door switch panel and it came out...ok... Just having problems contouring it to the shape of the ridges around the window switch. I ordered some more and it should be in on saturday. Gonna try and do the radio surround again along with the overhead console and driver side switch panel. You have any pictures of yours?
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