Car wrapping tips. Edge Seal Tape
There are times when the deadline is coming, and wrappers might often time choose not quite to do everything right and skip steps to finish the job on time. This can be truly risky for either wrappers or business owners, as when the bad result comes, it would lead to a costly re-do, and worse, you would then have an unhappy client too.
This situation might happen a lot, especially when installers are tired at the end of the day. So if you are the one in charge, how can we ensure a promising result and make everyone happy even in this circumstance? Today we will be introducing such a way to make wrongs right!
Often time, what installers might skip is post-heating in car wrapping – this is also why we always emphasize the importance of post-heating because once is skipped, it is hard to promise long-term durability on the film, and lifting might come up as well. But at the end of the day, when wrappers are exhausted, this is where they would jump so that they can get home earlier.
In this case, edge seal tape will save the world! There are several types of edge seal tape. Some can be clear, which is generally used for undersize section, for example, windows or bolts. While some are visual edge seal tape like Mold n’ Hold, which is generally for putting on mirrors. Either case, make sure you have edge seal tape in hand whether you are a wrapper or business owner. If you are an owner, you can even make edge seal tape a part of your protocol, because it is hard to avoid the situation when wrappers skip some of the steps, however, edge seal tape will ensure a good result anyway.
The goal for installers is to finish the car wrapping job well and meet clients’ need, whether it is Monday-to-Thursday or Friday. When wrappers tend not to use the right way to do this job, but desperate for the same result, edge seal tape is something not only saves time during the install but also protects us from costly re-dos and keep the material from lifting.
As an example, we have taken the same car wrapping material and used the same technique to wrap both mirrors on each side of a vehicle. The only difference is that for one mirror, we cut the film back short a little bit with knifeless tape and used Mold n’ Hold strip on the side, and for the other, we took the material right to the edge and cut it. We have skipped post-heating for both cases to show what would happen.
Twelve hours later, we came back to the working space and check. The one we took right to the edge and made the cut has obvious material lifting, and we will see major fingers there too – apparently because we skipped post-heating. However, the one we put Mold n’ Hold on is looking fine still. By cutting the film on mirror back short just a little bit and putting edge seal tape there will save the day.
For the business owner, it is better to bear this in mind that no matter your installers are beginners, intermediate or even advanced, they would have times skipping major steps like post-heating. When this happens, make sure they use Mold n’ Hold will be the way to avoid terrible result and costly re-dos, because as we see here, the one with Mold n’ Hold is looking fine and holding fine there. Try to make it as a part of your protocol with wrappers, because if you do, you will keep everything stable even if steps get skipped.
This works the same on areas like a bumper. Putting the tape on will only take a few seconds to do, but it keeps you from so many potential problems afterward.