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Custom vinyl interior
I own a Honda civic. I'm in the middle of modifying the interior of my car by applying vinyl product to it. Since I'm very young and live on my own I don't have the money to get it done by someone and I'm not afraid to try it myself but the only problem is that I have search MANY hours everywhere to find who to do it, and it seems it's some kind of big secret or something cause nowhere I found how to do it. Now for little I know, I think vinyl product comes in two different type, in spray can and in a paper roll type. I'm planning on getting the entire inside white, and my question would be "how!" should I use spray or paper, should I put primer to it, should I sand the surface of the panels, is the paper type vinyl comes with a adhesive back or I have to use glue in extra, witch one is cheapest, where to start etc etc... Basically I have no idea how to do it and I want to learn It would be so much appreciated if you could help me I have search so hard and I'm starting to grow gray hair.
Thank you so much in advance.Frederick Robichaud
- Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Hey, I'm trying to do the exact same thing to my vehicle and I was wondering if I could get the answer to his question about vinyl interior.T-bo Edwards
- Fayetteville NC USA
Me and my dad recently bought a vinyl graphics business from someone that gave us a good deal we could not refuse. Me having a small background of working with vinyl, I helped my dad get started while I had to return to college.
We now print graphics for race teams and such on a 36" printer. Vinyl is not as tricky as it may look, it is pretty much the same concept as tinting the windows in your car.
With a clean surface, a squeegee, mild soapy water, and a little heat, all it takes is time and concentration on doing the job right.Brady Sawyer
- South Mills, North Carolina
Hi I was searching right now on the internet for how to do vinyl interiors too I was talking to some guys at an upholstery shop and they told me they use a can of spray of 3m 90 or 3m 77 but 3m 90 is way better these cans are glue and you would use them with the rolls of vinyl. So if you try please let me know how it came out and post some pictures thank you mauricio.Mauricio
- Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
I did the same thing as you are trying to learn and what I did and how I did may not be professional but it came out pretty good with a few bubbles hear and there... But what I did was take out the panels dash and roofing... Then ripped all the existing vinyl and carpet off of it and under that youll find a foam... I made the proper cuts with my friend and then applied glue every couple inches and just pulled and stretched really hard, (It is really hard to stretch out the bubbles but is possible.. then for the dash one bubble would'nt go out so we stretched tape acrossed it... And your right when I did it I was looking up how and never found it so I just winged it haha so if you haven't already done it or even go on this page anymore for everyone I hope this can help you out.........
- Aurora, CO, Big US