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    what is the best way to stretch vinyl?

    So I need to cover my fiberglass speaker pods with this vinyl material purchased at walmart. It's not very stretchy and it needs to be to cover all the curves and corners without rinkles. Should I use a hair dryer or stream thingy or what?







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    Re: what is the best way to stretch vinyl?

    Yes, hair dryer...or let it sit in the sun all day.



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    Re: what is the best way to stretch vinyl?

    just be carefull. You can burn vinyl and ruin it. but yes a heatgun or hairdryer will allow you to mold it on curves, just keep in mind walmart vinyl is not a heat plyable vinyl so its not really made for that.




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    Re: what is the best way to stretch vinyl?

    glue it down to the baffle, then get a heat gun and only heat stretch where u need and only the amount u need. then glue that down, then repeat for the next curve. Watch out for wrinkles



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    Re: what is the best way to stretch vinyl?

    Thanks guys, I give 'er a try.




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