Vinyl Roof Wrap Install Video
Friday March 9, 2012
We recently started carrying vinyl wraps for hoods, trunks, interior components and entire vehicles, but our roof kits are by far the most popular. We’ve taken some of the guesswork out of the purchase for you by pre-measuring roof vinyls for many different vehicles, and our customer service reps have studied up thoroughly to help you navigate the different grade films we offer. The link below is our current line of automotive vinyl options, including roof wraps, as well as vinyl by the foot for custom applications.
We carry matte, gloss, carbon and brushed metal film in both standard and premium grade. Any option will give you the look you want, but there are a few differences in the products. 3M Scotchprint 1080 and Oracal 970RA are our premium grades, which both allow you to do a dry installation. These are specially-designed vinyls for automotive use that easily conform to the contours of your car. The adhesive is pressure activated, which means you can lift and reposition the vinyl film until it’s lined up perfectly, and non-visible air release channels prevent any air bubbles from appearing.
Our standard grade vinyl is made by Avery, and even though these don’t feature the air channels or pressure-activated adhesive found on our premium grades, you can still expect great results. For this product, you’ll need to do a wet install, which involves spraying soapy water on the vehicle surface so the vinyl slides into position.
We’re here to answer any questions you may have about the products or the installation process, but if you want to see for yourself how simple it is, check out our install video below. Thanks to AutoCity customer Jason Ostrowski for letting us borrow his Honda Fit to demonstrate a dry installation.