When wrapping with vinyl wrap film, it is crucial to hold the blade at the right angle to achieve the best result. Sometimes it should be held at a 45-degree angle, while other times, it should be at a 90-degree angle. These are the two common angles that a wrapper would use.
But what differences do the two ways make when cutting the vinyl wrap film? And how can you be sure when to use 45 and when to use 90? Do a test for each of them on a gap between two doors of a car, and you will know it.
Bridge the vinyl wrap film over the gap of the doors, use your finger to glide it down to the surface, making sure it is secured on both the solid and empty sides. Now use a sharp blade to cut on the empty side at a 90-degree angle from top to bottom.
Once the cut is made, use your finger to glide the material down on both sides, and take your squeegee to seal the edges. By now, you will see that a 90-degree angle cut on the empty side will give you a quarter of an inch of extra material to wrap around the solid side. But on the flip side, you can see the original color of the car on the empty side.
As for a 45-degree angle cut, you will not have this problem with the empty side, as it will be fully wrapped around. However, a 45-degree angle cut will give you less material to wrap around the solid side.
Understanding these differences will help you make proper judgment accordingly to achieve the best quality and highest efficiency when wrapping:
If you focus on wrapping one side only, use a 90-degree angle to cut (For example, bridging a film over a hood and fender to wrap the fender).
However, if you have to cover both sides, a 45-degree angle cut should be more helpful. It will give you the maximum extra material to wrap around the solid side.
So make your choice wisely. Happy wrapping! For more wrap tips, visit teckwrap.com