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Old 02-05-2011, 08:51 PM   #1
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Question best technique for applying vinyl to a circular domed surface

just like the title says,

i am applying vinyl to my fog lights ,

and since they are domed
i was wondering what the best technique would be to install the vinyl.....

from the center out towards the edges ,or start at an edge and go across???

any help is MUCH appreciated!!
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:06 PM   #2
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Nver done a domed surface, but id recommend center out, with a heat source to conform it to the rounded shape... good luck!
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:13 PM   #3
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Nver done a domed surface, but id recommend center out, with a heat source to conform it to the rounded shape... good luck!
thats how i was going to do it,

but thought i should check on here first because there may be a better way than mine to do it so it dont wrinkle.
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Might I suggest "prestreching" first. with heat. It always seems to work for me. Then heat again when applying using a semi hard squeegy or paddle to work out bubble as you go.
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:54 PM   #5
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I bought some Headlight Armor for my fog light lens. Heated them up with the wife's blow dryer. Started in the center and worked outward in all directions. Same for the headlights. Easy!
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I bought some Headlight Armor for my fog light lens. Heated them up with the wife's blow dryer. Started in the center and worked outward in all directions. Same for the headlights. Easy!
cool, so it looks like center out using a hardryer
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I bought some Headlight Armor for my fog light lens. Heated them up with the wife's blow dryer. Started in the center and worked outward in all directions. Same for the headlights. Easy!


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Nver done a domed surface, but id recommend center out, with a heat source to conform it to the rounded shape... good luck!


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cool, so it looks like center out using a hardryer
If you are using our yes, that is the way to do it The small ones are done dry, the ones on the Camaro are more medium and can be done dry or with a little bit of water. The install tutorial for a typical small fog light protection kit is on the site here.

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