Fitting detailed frosted vinyl to uneven glass surface
Hi. Got a thorny one for you guys to consider.
I have spent the last 2 days weeding four very complicated patterns for installation on dimpled glass panels.
(This is an insurance job, to match as closely as possible to a full set of real etched panels)
There are lots of very tiny pieces. I have used 3M dusted crystal, which is the best match I could find. Dusted crystal is mounted on a clear backing paper, and the cutting and weeding went very well with hardly any loss.
However, now its time to mount them on the glass.
How best to approach this? Bearing in mind that the glass has hills and valleys, perhaps 2mm from peak to trough.
DO I mount it wet, at the risk of small parts floating away? Or do I mount it dry, with the risk of air bubbles forming?
Also, what do I use for a squeegee? Obviously a flat squeegee wont contact the troughs, so it has to be something flexible. Do I use a flexible neoprene wheel for this? or a felt squeegee?
Heres a pic of the original.
- This discussion was modified 8 months, 4 weeks ago by Simon Worrall. Reason: The pic didnt upload first time