Asked by: Gimena Carballo
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How do you use cutting tape?

Last Updated: 5th February, 2020

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Apply WrapCut to the surface with the filament (tape edge) positioned on the desired trim line. Leave about 4 inches of tape exposed beyond the edge of the film so that the cutting filament can be located. Press both the film and tape down firmly to the surface.

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Keeping this in view, how does vinyl cutting tape work?

When vinyl is placed over the top of the knifeless tape on the surface of the vehicle the filament is easily pulled through the vinyl creating a crisp clean cut with no risk to the surface of your vehicle. The knifeless tape is applied to the surface of the vehicle before the vinyl wrap is placed on the the vehicle.

Additionally, can you vinyl wrap over parking sensors? A: No, the vinyl wraps straight over parking sensors changing their colour as well as remaning fully functional.

Keeping this in consideration, what is 3m Knifeless tape?

Knifeless Finish Line Tape Trim your wraps, create racing stripes and much more without a knife. Faster, easier and safer than trimming with a blade. Never risk cutting into a vehicle's paint again. Translucent tape so you can see exactly where your line is and reposition the cut line as needed.

How do you prep a car for vinyl wrap?

3-Step Prep for Vehicle Graphics

  1. Vehicles should be washed the day before vinyl application with detergent and water.
  2. After washing the surface with detergent and water, the second step is to solvent wipe the surface.
  3. Since some solvent leaves an oily residue, give the surface a final wipe with 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA).

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What tools do you need for vinyl wrapping?

Right Tool, Right Job: Every job requires the right tools. You will need: heat gun, squeegee, cutting blade, cutting tape, cleaning solution, measuring tape, gloves and infrared thermometer.

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How do you apply vinyl tape?

Gently place the Transfer Tape (adhesive side down) over your design, starting in the center and moving out toward the edges. Use a craft stick or the Scraper found in the Cricut Basic Tool Set to burnish (rub or polish) the tape onto the vinyl. Peel the vinyl away from the liner at a 45-degree angle.

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Do car wraps ruin paint?

The Simple Answer: A Vehicle Wrap Will Not Damage Factory or High Quality Paint. In fact, not only will a wrap not damage the painted surface of your vehicle, if the paint is factory paint the wrap will protect that surface and preserve the quality of the paint underneath.

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Can vinyl wrap overlap?

Some installers will overlap sheets of vinyl and cut a seam with a knife. Others will overlap a seam with the edge facing away from the line of sight of the car. After the vinyl sheet has adhered to the car body over the thread, the thread is sharp enough that it can be pulled through the vinyl, cutting it precisely.

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Does vinyl wrap shrink?

Installing a wrap at a high temperatures will cause it to over stretch and fail over the long-term. Installing in a low temperature will cause the vinyl to shrink and eventually fail when it is exposed to high temperatures.