How to Apply UTV Wraps: Step by Step Guide

How to Apply UTV Wraps: Step by Step Guide

Dennis DuanAug 1, '22

When you want your UTV to seem nicer and more trendy, you might change the outer appearance by applying a wrap to it. If you're new to wraps, it might be a little intimidating.

However, this step-by-step instruction will show you exactly how to utilize adhesive PVC material, and you'll be able to acquire the exclusive UTV wraps by making your own DIY!

 

Preparation before the operation

Operation

Cautions

Conclusion

 

UTV wraps

Preparation before the operation

A. Carefully preserve the wraps, they should be preserved in a dust-free and no direct sunlight area, and it has the limitation of humidity and temperature.
 
B. To ensure the cleanliness of the pasted portions, scrub them with a non-woven cloth soaked in a 1:1 alcohol or isopropanol water solution/soapy water. (It’s the necessary point! Unless you want your new wraps to get pollution and dust.)
 
C. Tools: Scraper, Needle, Spray bottle, Cloth, Wraps to adhere, Neutral dish soap, Heat Gun.

 

Operation

Lets Start! After all the preparation we have, you can start your big job.

1. Prep your surface

First, make sure your surface is ready to be applied. Your operation environment should be dust-free, and the temperature not over 32°C. It should be a clean, smooth, and dust-free surface. Before all the steps, make sure your area is clean and dry.
 
2. Dry sticking way

Make sure the position youre ready to cover the wraps. Strip part or all of the isolation paper and make them in the ideal position. Secure the sticker with a scraper after securing one end.
 
3. Wet sticking way( more recommend, Better performance, can fit better)

A. Remove all isolation paper.

B. Use an aqueous solution of 0.5% detergent (add 1 drop of detergent to approximately 500 ml of water) and spray on the desired position and adhesive the adhesive surface of the graphic.

C. Carefully stick the sticker on the body of the car.

D. Use the scraper to scrape from the middle of the sticker to all sides with appropriate force to drive the water out.

E. After confirming that the graphic is attached, peel off the positioning paper. 

F. Check the annoying parts. When it comes to parts such as door handles or crash bars, the material can be cut and wrapped into or cut off depending on the situation. The doors and seams are evenly cut with a hobby knife and heated with a heat gun to wrap and paste inward.
 
4. Final check

Dont forget to do the final check of your finished product. Check the surface of the graphic carefully with the naked eye, if there are blisters or air bubbles, use a fine needle to prick lightly at the edge and then use a scraper to drive out the gas or water.

Note: Chasing smaller bubbles may do more harm than good. As the applied liquid evaporates, it will finally disappear.

 

Your wraps are completed!

Good job! The application procedure is complete after the transfer tape is removed. If necessary, I run over the wraps again with my fingertips or a credit card to smooth down any air bubbles.

 

Cautions

1. Operators must maintain their hands clean and work in a clean, dust-free area with an ambient temperature of 18-32°C.
 
2. The positioning and release papers should be pulled off with a modest 180-degree effort. 
 
3. Please store the wraps in a dry, dust-free, and pollution-free environment at 20-25°C and out of direct sunlight. The final product should be put on the shelf with no things on it.
 
4. Do not pressure wash your vehicle within 48 hours of placing the sticker.
 
5. Please do not remove it after adhering it once as this will lessen the stretching and adhesion force.

 

Conclusion

Now that you know the expert tips for using stickers, you should be able to use them correctly every time! Hurry up and try the above ways to put your UTV wraps to use. And you can turn to Kemimoto for help if you have any problems.