I am so glad I had the opportunity to play with this vinyl! For my son, it customized computer speakers for his college dorm room and for my daughter and my sister, phone covers. Luckily I have the same phone, so I was able to use it to make the template (and not spoil the Christmas surprise!).
- AccuPro Wrap Vinyl
- Carbon Fiber for the speakers
- Snakeskin for the phone covers
- KNK Maxx and Mat
- Blue tape
- Standard (Red Cap) Blade
- Vinyl blade exposure
- 58 Force (Pressure)
- 250 Velocity (Speed)
I measured the dimensions of the speakers – they were a different circumference from front to back. Then I washed my hands really good to remove any oil or other contaminants.
I was surprised at how thick the vinyl is – and it’s very strong. It will make a wonderful scratch-guard. I started out at 32 for pressure and had to work my way up with test cuts until I had it ‘right’ at 58.
Once it was cut, I needed to install it. The first time around, I gave it too much heat. It stretched all right – and became too narrow to cover the speaker surface and it distorted the pattern somewhat. I did much better the second time using only my hands to warm it up, then working it around the corners by pulling just with my fingertips. Now that I figured that out, I love it!
After about 2-3 minutes of pulling and stretching it into place, I was happy with the result:
Next I worked my way to the phone wraps. I took the battery cover off and traced it with a pencil. Then I scanned it to jpg and used the trace feature to bring it in to MTC.
I printed it to ensure things were lined up.
I tweaked a few things to clean it up (the pencil lines weren’t very dark).
I think they are all going to love their Christmas presents and I can’t wait to try out something else – I’ve been wandering the house looking for something to ‘wrap’. 🙂