In some cases, installers need to wrap up a vehicle with a thin and aggressive vinyl wrap film. Mostly, aggressive wraps are thicker and not easy to be applied. Also, they are always hard to pick up from the surface once put on a surface.
Although a thin aggressive film is usually more conformable than the normal ones, it remains difficult to pick up from the wrapped surface. Even worse, it is easy to break and tear because it is thin.
These characters make a thin and aggressive vinyl wrap film especially tricky to handle, especially when you have to wrap a curvy section or an area with high surface energy, as you will have to pick the film back up undoubtedly, work it around, and even out the material - This is when the vinyl wrap film gets torn very possibly.
But here is a small trick that can help you avoid this frustrating situation: before the application, use talcum powder to lower the surface energy. You can put some of those powders on a paper towel, then use it to wipe over the surface (Do not forget to clean the surface thoroughly first).
Make sure you do it evenly, putting a uniform and thin coat of it on the whole area, where it becomes very smooth. You will not see the powder after this wiping (unless you did not do it properly). However, it is going to change the situation dramatically.
You can now apply the vinyl wrap film as usual: put it on the surface, create hinges, and work it around. When there are wrinkles or bubbles, you can pick the material back up. And you will realize it becomes very easy with the help of talcum powder.
The film will not tear or break just because you pick it up, as the surface energy is now lower down. You can feel free to pull and form the material around until everything is even and flatten.
This trick is not just helpful when you wrap a curvy section. It also works particularly well when you have to tack the film to an area like a window to finish up a section. Without the help of talcum powder, a material like this will definitely tear as you pick it back up from a glass surface.
Thus, keep some talcum powder handy. You never know when it is going to save your day. Learn more wrap tips at teckwrap.com