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  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    September 1, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    @Darren-Beddow

    wrapping the whole roof a single colour? Face With Raised Eyebrow

    Personally, I think the quickest way is to measure the width of the base of the recess, and cut vinyl stips and fit those first.

    Then lay large panels of vinyl and apply these across all the high-ground raised sections. fit it, slit it down the middle and just apply/lay the vinyl down into the recess relaxed, with no tension.

    Factory cladding like this has a grain texture in the plastic coating. this acts in the way air release vinyl works. by that I mean, bubble-free! so the install doesn’t require a bubble-free vinyl and the application should be easy enough.

    the best way to do this is to also remove the tech screws in the areas your fitting. as soon as the vinyl applied. just screw them back in using a cordless drill. very quick and easy.

    You will need a “tech bit” for your cordless gun. check the tech screw sizes also, some are larger coloured plastic/nylon ones, but most are plastic caps on the tech that you can easily remove.

    no matter what vinyl you use, the big issue you will get causing fails is you need to clean the roof properly prior to the installation. it would be best soap and water and then rinse it down. let it dry properly. then while you install it. give the area just ahead of you a good wipe with isopropanol as you work your way along applying it.

    a heat gun blasting it behind you after its installed will help promote adhesion.