Creating a straight line is very helpful, especially when you need to apply a partial vinyl wrap film like a stripe, for example, on a hood or doors. But as you start from one side to another (whether it is a Knifeless tape or cut vinyl), the piece can turn out up and down, or somehow not that straight, even though you have done all the measurements right.
Here are some tips that can help you out in this situation:
To start with, measure up everything you need, and make sure both sides are matching up. Usually, a wrapper would set the Knifeless tape (or cut vinyl) on a wrapped section, tacking it on one side, and pulling it firmly across, where he would put a marker on after the measurement.
As you do this, you should tack the tape as many times as it needs, for instance, tacking it every 12 centimeters. By doing this, your tape can stay stable and straight. Once you get to the other end, run your finger along and secure it.
In this way, you will achieve a perfectly straight line. Installers often get a dipping line because they do not tack the tape (or cut vinyl) as they pull to the other side. But then they run their fingers across the line straight away.
The line would start being up and down or dipping in this situation because it is not yet completely attached to the surface. And it will no longer be straight as you first saw it.
By tacking throughout the process, the tape or cut vinyl can stay steady on the vehicle. Thus, the line will not be distorted. If it is a Knifeless tape, you can feel free to release it and cut away the excess material. Just don’t forget to seal the edge afterward.
This little trick can also be applied to cut vinyl. It is not some complex technique, but it might just save your day. Learn more at teckwrap.com