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  • Cutting around a sunroof / window for tucking vinyl in

     Daniel Evans updated 11 months ago 4 Members · 10 Posts
  • Daniel Evans

    Member
    October 21, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Afternoon

    I’ve just had a car delivered to have the roof wrapped, not at one point was it mentioned it had a sunroof but sort of makes it easier for me.

    One issue I’ll have is trimming close enough around the sunroof but leaving enough to tuck in. Normally I would use knifeless tape on the window or use the edge of a windscreen to give me enough to tuck in but on the occasion, the rubber is about a inch wide and I really don’t want to risk cutting on top of it and slipping through and cutting the rubber.

    I can’t use knifeless as it won’t stick, how would you trim it? I know I’m missing something but it’s late, I’m ready to go home and I can’t think straight.

    Dan

  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    October 21, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    masking tape on the rubber. lay vinyl over and cut making sure you dont go through the masking

  • Daniel Evans

    Member
    October 21, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks Martyn

    I did think about doing that but the masking tape is so thin it wouldn’t take much to go through it especially as it’s a soft rubber.

    I agree with the idea but need something a bit thicker I think to be on the safe side.

  • Simon Worrall

    Member
    October 22, 2019 at 8:37 am

    if you use a bit of 3m primer on the rubber you might find the knifeless tape sticks better.

  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    October 22, 2019 at 12:15 pm
    quote Simon Worrall:

    if you use a bit of 3m primer on the rubber you might find the knifeless tape sticks better.

    Nice idea. Wont it leave a shiney finish on the rubber tho?

  • Daniel Evans

    Member
    October 22, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Thats what I’m thinking, might try it on some rubber in the future to see what happens.

    Gonna go down the masking tape route and double up.

  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    October 22, 2019 at 1:55 pm
    quote Daniel Evans:

    Thats what I’m thinking, might try it on some rubber in the future to see what happens.

    Gonna go down the masking tape route and double up.

    Doubling up is always a good idea. Sez the man with 3 kids :rollseyes:

  • Simon Worrall

    Member
    October 22, 2019 at 5:10 pm
    quote Martyn Heath:

    quote Simon Worrall:

    if you use a bit of 3m primer on the rubber you might find the knifeless tape sticks better.

    Nice idea. Wont it leave a shiney finish on the rubber tho?

    Of course. Clean it off with iso.

  • David Stevenson

    Member
    October 23, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    What about a few strips of scrap vinyl on the rubber then knifeless stuck to it? You might need to mask the visible vinyl though to stop the new material sticking to it.

  • Daniel Evans

    Member
    October 23, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Completed the job.

    Two layers of masking tape did the trick perfectly. I think I could have got away with one but its better to be safe than sorry.

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