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    Stretching Vinyl Material

    I made some custom A pillars for my car. I have the material and spray adhesive. Is there a video or?? that shows how vinyl material is formed/stretched over something like this?









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    Re: Stretching Vinyl Material

    i would not use spray adhesive.
    you can set the vinly out in the sun and get nice an warm then it is much easier to stretch, a heat gun can help also but be careful you dont burn it.




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    Re: Stretching Vinyl Material

    I have been looking for a good material for a while. I would like to know what people use to avoid wrinkles and lifted areas. The only material ive been able to find has NO give and wrinkles at any sign of curvature.



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    Re: Stretching Vinyl Material

    My first thought would be. can you smooth the curves a little more? It will make your life easier in the end. Use a good high temp contact adhesive. I use dap hhr on large jobs or this Performance Hi-Temp Trim Spray Adhesive on smaller jobs such as yours. Use a hair dryer to soften up the vinyl without melting holes in it. I go about things wierd, but I would start right on top of your tweeter baffle, then work your way around it stretching out the wrinkles as you go. I **** at upholstery, and even I can wrap pillars lol. It's actually a pretty good part to learn with. Most importantly though, take your time.

    I'll post a couple pics to show you what I mean by smoothing the curves. Notice the tweeters seem to flow into the rest of the panel and not stick out like a ****** or something. Makes wrapping a lot easier that way




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    Re: Stretching Vinyl Material

    X2 on the blending them a little more. You need smooth pillars, not zit's. You'll be glad ya did when you do wrap it.



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    Re: Stretching Vinyl Material

    Heat gun FTW. I get some good contact adhesive that is sold by Tandy Leather...for leather I guess but it works the balls for vynal and carpet.




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    Re: Stretching Vinyl Material

    Steamer will help a lot if you need it to go more then just a hair dryer will let you. I use a heat gun but my snapon heatgun has a full range of temp i can dial in. A steamer will help keep it from cracking by keeping it moist. let it dry well then glue it down after you have molded it into shape.



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    Re: Stretching Vinyl Material

    i believe what ur looking for is 4way stretch vinyl

    Stretch Vinyl

    AllSport, Awning Fabrics, Textiles, AllSport, Baypoint from Rochford Supply - Your Online Textile and Upholstery Superstore!

    doesn't come in many colors but SEM spray dye will fix that.



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