Color Match Wrap, APPLICATION GUIDE: Vinyl that Matches Paint Color!
BEFORE YOU START
-Clean all surfaces and behind panel edges well. Rapid Tac is a good cleaner and application fluid.
-Do not use gas torches, only gentle electric heat gun to relax the film.
**NOTE ON TENSIONING COLOR MATCH WRAP FILM**
★ DO NOT OVERSTRETCH Do not overstretch and never heat and stretch!
★ MILD TENSION ONLY As per best practices with cast vinyl, when applying Color Match Wrap, apply only very mild tension to achieve a glassy surface.
★ USE INSET PIECES AND MAKE A LASTING APPLICATION Use inset pieces on strongly indented/curved parts of panels. Gently post heat curvy areas to be sure your install is sound. Knifeless tape is a great tool to create inset pieces.
★ USE HEAT ONLY TO RELAX FILM Mild heat gun heat can be used to relax the film. Do not use heat to warm the film and then stretch heated film.
★ RETURN TO FORM Color Match Wrap will return to form under mild heat gun heat. If you have positioned a section and the adhesion is complete (pressure was applied via squegee to complete the adhesion) remove that section from the panel, apply gentle heat with a heat gun and return to form for reapplication.
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-Application temperatures: best results can be obtained from 70-85F and 20-30C heat or cool your workspace and vehicle to be within these temperatures.
AIR RELEASE & CONTACT SENSITIVE
Color Match Wrap is an air release vinyl wrap. This means it has air channels in the adhesive layer to help release air during application. This vinyl is also contact pressure sensitive and so with firm pressure when you squeegee on the panel, it will make a strong bond to the panel.
In North America, dry application is the norm but as with trends in Europe, we recommend application fluids. Use of application fluids like Rapid Tac on larger or tricky panels or in high temperatures can help yield great results and reduce waste. Rapid Tac is (available from Amazon.com). Use Rapid Tac to thoroughly clean your surface and edges behind panels. Then spray Rapid Tac on both the vinyl surface and the body panel before application. Squeegee the vinyl down and the fluid and air will release more easily.
Do not use gas torches. Use only gentle electric heat gun with mild heat to relax the film or check application to curvy areas via post heating.
Color Match Wrap is compatible with knifeless tape to create inset pieces on heavily indented or curved panel areas.
Scratch repair: Color Match Wrap can be gently buffed with a very mild polishing compound.
Care: Wash as normal. Color Match Wrap is even durable in automated car washes. Ceramic coatings or waxes can be applied with no ill effects.