For some cars, there is no break between the roof and the two sides, which makes it challenging for vinyl film wrapping. Instead, there are two sunken gaps attached to both sides of the vehicle, which are two deep recessed areas.
Many wrappers might tend to bridge the vinyl wrap film over the gap and force the material into this area. But this is going to overstretch the film. Tension will build up, and the material will not stay well for the long term. The right approach is to make a relief cut to spread the pressure out.
First, apply the vinyl wrap film to the roof area, bridge it over the gap. Squeegee down the material to the area. Pick the film back up from the side, pull it firmly, and tack it to the surface again. You can then use your finger to run along the outside edge of the gap attached to the car's side and secure it.
Take a 30-degree angle blade and sharpen it. Use the sharp and shallow blade to cut along this edge. Make sure your knife is parallel to the side and not touching the body of the car to ensure it runs steadily and safely.
Use the corner of your squeegee to glide the vinyl wrap film to the top edge on the outside of the gap. Then, use the corner of your squeegee again to tuck the film to the bottom of this gap. Remove the excess material on the side when it is done.
Do the same on the other side of the roof as well. By wrapping in this way, there will be no tension on the vinyl wrap film. And the material can stay more durable for the long term.
When you wrap either side, bridge the material over the gap, but do not let the film on the roof touch the area. Pick it up constantly as you use the corner of your squeegee to tuck the material into the gap.
Sharpen your blade and cut along the inside edge of the gap attached to the roof. When you do it, only use the tip of your blade to lightly go along the edge so that you will not cut through the bottom layer or damage the paint.
Remove the excess film on the roof when it is done. Your overlap should be blended into the contour perfectly in this way, and no one will notice. More importantly, the quality of the finish is promising.
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