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Vinyl wrapping

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by Alison556, 21 Nov 2020 at 8:11 PM.

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    It's nothing exciting but my white cabinet doors had got really discoloured and nothing was getting them white again. The cost of new ones was a bit much, so off I went onto You Tube, bought vinyl wrap and set to.

    So, my first ever attempt at vinyl wrapping. It's not perfect, but £13 was better than £200

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    That looks absolutely splendid......quickly talk us through how it’s done?
    Pat on the back!
    John :)
     
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    Got DC Fix from B&Q for a princely £5 and 3m Primer 94 for the edges.

    Cleaned doors with isopropyl alcohol, painted primer on the sides, let it dry, quick run over with isopropyl alcohol again just on the fronts, the applied the vinyl to the fronts with about 6cm overhang all round. There's a litte squeegee tool you can get for it but you can make your own by folding felt over a bank card. Once smoothed over the front, you get your mother to hold the hairdryer on the edges while you stretch and pull your corners round and down and onto the back so you've no wrinkles. Then I did the sides, swore a few times cos she was burning me, then once it had cooled and hardened, trimmed the excess off with a scalpel
     
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    This is the video I followed. A lot of them have you cutting the corners, but I didn't want to do that

     
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    A complete absence of air bubbles too....you deserve much credit for that!
    Nice job, lets hope it lasts well.
    John :)
     
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    Thank you. A builder friend told me I wouldn't be able to do it as it's not as easy as you think. I had to prove him wrong lol

    Still got plenty wrap left, so if they fail, it can be done again. It was bizarre - the bottom cabinet doors were still pristine white, but these ones are either side of the window and had yellowed - I assume it's from the sun.
     
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    Good work, Have the same problem with a 11 year old b and q kitchen and luckily have a wrapping company at work so will get some offcuts out the skip and try wrapping the J handle recess which would be the tricky part, Thanks for the inspiration.
     
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    It's really quite maleable when it's warm though it does cool very quickly (hence the second pair of hands to hold the hairdryer). Hopefully the handles won't be too much of a problem
     
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