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So I've decided to wrap my hood and roof Nd have a question for anyone who has wrapped their hood. How did you finish the edges? I've done my side mirrors and back hatch garnish, but the edges are hidden. I don't want to how the crappy edges when my hood is open....
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I use knifeless tape
i was hoping you would jump in on this. I've never seen that before. I think I might have some fun with that. So you put the tape down, put the vinyl over it, and pull the wire through the tape and the vinyl. What about the edge of the tape left under the vinyl?
Ya after you set it over the tape where you want it cut, just leave a good amount hanging oit.ao you can pull the string off and it will cut it straight. Then just, heat up the egdes and squeegee it
After I posted I spent about 2 hours watching almost every master class video from 3m commercial graphics on YouTube. It gave me ideas to try what I wanted to, but didn't k ow how. Not I just gotta wait for this 110 degree weather to leave
So I've decided to wrap my hood and roof Nd have a question for anyone who has wrapped their hood. How did you finish the edges? I've done my side mirrors and back hatch garnish, but the edges are hidden. I don't want to how the crappy edges when my hood is open....
Just trim the excess about 1/2" from the edges of the hood. Then wrap it around using the heat gun. For the corner just cut it at a diagonal right to the point and then wrap it around the edge.


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Ya after you set it over the tape where you want it cut, just leave a good amount hanging out and you can pull the string off and it will cut it straight. Then just, heat up the egdes and squeegee it


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I thought about some kind of tape around the bottom inside of the hood where the edge is to hide the edge in case it's jagged or whatever. I think I'm gonna redo my front overlay in carbon fiber now though
Sheet for my hood is on its way. If I'm lucky, ill have it this weekend. I had a few left over trimmings from previous projects. Might try practicing my techniques before I go for it on this one. Wish me luck ;)
Sheet for my hood is on its way. If I'm lucky, ill have it this weekend. I had a few left over trimmings from previous projects. Might try practicing my techniques before I go for it on this one. Wish me luck ;)
How did you go? Pictures?


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They sent me 10 inches shorter than I ordered. Emailed them. They sent me the right size AND let me keep the old sheet. So (hopefully) this weekend I can do that and decide what I want to do with my front end. Might either replace the whole overlay with carbon fiber or Change it a little bit. Now sure yet.
So I got the replacement sheet in, and its SMALLER than the first one that was too small. I'm going to dispute it. But I guess I have 2 large sheets of vinyl and have to think of ideas. I might do my girls hood on her first gen just for funsies
So I got the replacement sheet in, and its SMALLER than the first one that was too small. I'm going to dispute it. But I guess I have 2 large sheets of vinyl and have to think of ideas. I might do my girls hood on her first gen just for funsies
How much are you ordering and where from?


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60x48. Gives me an inch or so on either side and a few extra inches in the front. I ordered from some seller on eBay. Like 30 bucks. Have it on my mirrors for a month or so now and it looks good.
It's done. And it looks awesome. I love it
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That looks great... I have a big sheet of that same stuff I can't decide how to use it yet.
My next step is to replace the front part with carbon fiber. Then my roof
My next step is to replace the front part with carbon fiber. Then my roof
Is it 3M? It should say on the backing liner. If it is, that's a pretty awesome price


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