How to Apply GunWraps' Pistol Magazine Vinyl Gun Wrap Skin

How to Apply GunWraps' Pistol Magazine Vinyl Gun Wrap Skin

Step 1: Ensure the bottom of the pistol magazine is clean and free of any debris, grease, oil, etc. Center the printed graphic on the film onto the bottom of the magazine. Thoroughly work film onto the surface. Trim any excess film around the edges. Once the entire part is wrapped and trimmed, apply heat and firm pressure to bottom of magazine, this will solidify the bond between the film's adhesive and the surface of your magazine

Step 2: Enjoy your new wrap!

September 29, 2022 — Zachary Spezia
How to Apply GunWraps' Rangefinder Vinyl Gun Wrap Skin

How to Apply GunWraps' Rangefinder Vinyl Gun Wrap Skin

Step 1 - Cleaning: Before wrapping your rangefinder, it is vital to thoroughly inspect, prep, and clean the surfaces being wrapped. 

Isopropyl alcohol should be used to remove any residue on the surfaces to be wrapped. Wrapping your rangefinder with your bare hands may add natural oil or grease to surface, so we recommend washing your hands with dish soap after cleaning your binoculars prior to installation.

Step 2: Look at the pre cut piece included in your kit. Take your time removing piece from the backing of the sheet as it can tear. 

Step 3: Place your rangefinder over the sheet and trim off any excess film from the part that will not be needed for your particular model. Be sure to leave at least 1" of extra film to ensure that the entire surface will be covered. Remove film from the kit and align center of part to the center of the side of top of the rangefinder. There is a v notch cut into the part to help locate the center.

 

Step 4:  Thoroughly work film onto the surface of the rangefinder. Use heat when necessary to stretch and help film to conform to the shapes of the surface. It is recommended to use a wrap glove or squeegee to carefully apply film to surface to avoid any bubbles or wrinkles. If bubbles or wrinkles do occur, simply lift vinyl and give a short burst of heat to film to bring back to original shape and re apply. Allow film to cool then trim any excess film. Once entire part is wrapped and trimmed, apply heat and firm pressure on all wrapped surfaces, this will solidify the bond between the film's adhesive and the surface of your binoculars.

 

 

Repeat Step 4 for opposite side

 

Step 5: Enjoy your new wrap!

September 29, 2022 — Zachary Spezia
How to Apply GunWraps' Binocular Vinyl Gun Wrap Skin

How to Apply GunWraps' Binocular Vinyl Gun Wrap Skin

Step 1 - Cleaning: Before wrapping your binoculars, it is vital to thoroughly inspect, prep, and clean the surfaces being wrapped. 

Isopropyl alcohol should be used to remove any residue on the surfaces to be wrapped. Wrapping your binoculars with your bare hands may add natural oil or grease to surface, so we recommend washing your hands with dish soap after cleaning your binoculars prior to installation.

Step 2: Look at the pre cut pieces included in your kit. There will be two large rectangular parts (one for each side). Take your time removing pieces from the backing of the sheet as they can tear. 

Step 3: Place your binoculars over sheet and trim off any excess film from the bottom of the part that will not be needed for your particular model. Be sure to leave at least 1" of extra film to ensure that the entire surface will be covered. Remove film from the kit and align center of part to the center of the side of the binoculars. There is a v notch cut into the part to help locate the center.

 

Step 4:  Thoroughly work film onto the surface of the binoculars. Use heat when necessary to stretch and help film to conform to the shapes of the surface. It is recommended to use a wrap glove or squeegee to carefully apply film to surface to avoid any bubbles or wrinkles. If bubbles or wrinkles do occur, simply lift vinyl and give a short burst of heat to film to bring back to original shape and re apply. Allow film to cool then trim any excess film. Once entire part is wrapped and trimmed, apply heat and firm pressure on all wrapped surfaces, this will solidify the bond between the film's adhesive and the surface of your binoculars.

 

Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for opposite side. 

 

Step 5:  Enjoy your new wrap!

September 29, 2022 — Zachary Spezia
How to Apply GunWraps' Universal Tactical Vinyl Gun Wrap Skins

How to Apply GunWraps' Universal Tactical Vinyl Gun Wrap Skins

Step 1 - Cleaning: Before wrapping your Tactical Firearm, it is vital to thoroughly inspect, prep, and clean the surfaces being wrapped. MAKE SURE YOUR FIREARM IS UNLOADED before beginning the application process. Oil and grease will be present and must be removed. If not, the material will not properly stick to the surface. We recommend using a degreaser formulated for guns to remove any oil or grease from the surface of the firearm.

Isopropyl alcohol should be used to remove any residue left behind. It is helpful to use a small soft brush to scrub into the crevices of your firearm to ensure that the entire surface to be wrapped is clean. Wrapping your firearm with your bare hands may add natural oil or grease to the surface, so we recommend washing your hands with dish soap after cleaning your gun prior to installation.

Step 2: Look at the pre cut pieces included in your kit. Take your time removing pieces from the backing of the sheet as they can tear. 

 

 

 

Step 3: Place pre cut pieces one at a time on the corresponding parts of your firearm. Perform Step 4 on each part prior to placing and wrapping next part of the firearm.

Step 4:  Thoroughly work film onto the surface of the firearm. Use heat when necessary to stretch and help film to conform to the shapes of the surface. It is recommended to use a wrap glove or squeegee to carefully apply film to surface to avoid any bubbles or wrinkles. If bubbles or wrinkles do occur, simply lift vinyl and give a short burst of heat to film to bring back to original shape and re apply. Allow film to cool then trim any excess film. Once entire part is wrapped and trimmed, apply heat and firm pressure on all wrapped surfaces, this will solidify the bond between the film's adhesive and the surface of your firearm.

Step 5: Re assemble any parts of the firearm that may have been removed for the installation process and enjoy your new gun wrap!

March 23, 2022 — Zachary Spezia
How to Apply GunWraps' Pistol Slide Gun Wrap

How to Apply GunWraps' Pistol Slide Gun Wrap

Step 1 - Cleaning: Before wrapping your slide, it is vital to thoroughly inspect, prep, and clean the surface of your gun. Make sure your gun is empty before beginning the application process. Oil and grease will be present and must be removed. If not, the material will not properly stick to the surface. We recommend using a degreaser formulated for guns to remove any oil or grease from your slide's surface.

Isopropyl alcohol should be used to remove any residue left behind. It is helpful to use a small soft brush to scrub into the crevices of your slide to ensure that your slide is clean. Wrapping your slide with your bare hands may add natural oil or grease to your gun, so we recommend washing your hands with dish soap after cleaning your gun prior to installation.

(Disassemble slide from handgun optional.)

 

Step 2 - Alignment: Now that your pistol slide is clean to the fullest extent, it's time to install your GunWraps' pistol slide wrap!

There is also a tab on the sheet labeled front (except for solid color & textured wraps). Apply the slide center to the top as best as you can, use the v notches to help center your wrap. Front is applied facing the front barrel. Firmly press the material to allow it to stick to the surface and apply down the left and right side of the slide as well. See below.

After you have installed the wrap to the slide you will now need to trim all the excess wrap around the slide for a finished look. See below

Enjoy your slide wrap

February 10, 2022 — Jacob Semanco
How to Apply GunWraps' Shotgun Vinyl Gun Wrap

How to Apply GunWraps' Shotgun Vinyl Gun Wrap

Step 1 - Cleaning: Before wrapping your shotgun, it is vital to thoroughly inspect, prep, and clean the surface of your gun. Make sure your gun is empty before beginning the application process. Oil and grease will be present and must be completely removed. If not, the material will not properly stick to the surface. We recommend using a degreaser formulated for guns to remove any oil or grease from your gun's surface.

Isopropyl alcohol should be used to remove any residue left behind. It is helpful to use a small soft brush to scrub into the crevices of your shotgun to ensure that your gun is clean. Wrapping your shotgun with your bare hands may add natural oil or grease to your gun, so we recommend washing your hands with dish soap after cleaning your gun prior to installation.

Step 2: Look at all the universal pieces included in your kit. Take your time removing pieces from the backing of the sheet as they can tear easily. See below

Step 3 Primer:  (Optional step) Apply primer in curved problem areas that can lift to help with longevity of your wrap. See below.

Step 4:  Center the receiver sheet using the v notches to the top of the shotgun as shown below. Apply firm pressure using your fingers or glove to the top to secure the sheet in place.

Step 5:  Continue to apply the receiver wrap as shown below. Our kits are universal and may require additional trimming for a custom fit. Apply firm pressure using your fingers or glove as you wrap around the receiver.

Step 6:  Align pattern of the buttstock wrap to the pattern of the receiver by overlapping as shown with the arrows below and apply firm pressure using your fingers or glove.

Trim excess wrap, heat all edges and repeat step 6

Step 7:  Center the foregrip wrap using the v notches to the bottom of the foregrip or pump as shown below. Apply firm pressure using your fingers or glove to the bottom to secure the wrap in place.

 Trim excess, heat all edges. See below

Step 8:  Remove barrel, refer to manufacturer manual for instructions on how to properly disassemble your shotgun.

Place cut strip on the top of the entire length of barrel slightly above center line. See below

Align rear barrel wrap to the center of the barrel guide ring. See below

Align front barrel wrap to the center of the barrel guide ring. Overlap front barrel wrap until pattern is aligned (some barrels may have a small uncovered area around the guide ring, you may use our included patch wrap to cover this area). See below

Trim excess

Wrap the side shown below first to create a proper overlap.

Continue to wrap the side around the barrel then trim to the edge of the tape using light pressure to avoid scratching your barrel as shown below.

Place another cut strip over the wrapped side. Align it to the trimmed edge

Trim using light pressure along edge of the cut strip to avoid cutting through both layers. Remove the excess wrap and the cut strip.

Reassemble the shotgun and enjoy your new gun wrap.

February 10, 2022 — Jacob Semanco
How to Apply GunWraps' AK-47 Vinyl Gun Wrap

How to Apply GunWraps' AK-47 Vinyl Gun Wrap

Step 1 Cleaning: Before wrapping your AK-47, it is vital to thoroughly inspect, prep, and clean the surface of your gun. Make sure your gun is empty before beginning the application process. Oil and grease will be present and must be completely removed. If not, the material will not properly stick to the surface. We recommend using a degreaser formulated for guns to remove any oil or grease from your gun's surface.

Isopropyl alcohol should be used to remove any residue left behind. It is helpful to use a small soft brush to scrub into the crevices of your AK-47 to ensure that your gun is clean. Wrapping your AK-47 with your bare hands may add natural oil or grease to your gun, so we recommend washing your hands with dish soap after cleaning your gun prior to installation.

Step 2: Look at all the universal pieces included in your kit. The items highlighted in red have relief cuts. Take your time removing the pieces from the backing of the sheet as they can tear easily. See below

Step 3 Primer:  (Optional step) Apply primer in problem areas that can lift to help with longevity of your wrap. We recommend adding primer to all wood parts unless the finish is like new, See below.

Step 4:  Apply a cut strip over the area under the selector switch (slide the switch a few times to see where the strip would need to be placed), as this area will need to be removed later to allow proper functionality without tearing the wrap. The wrap will be applied over the cut strip. See below

Step 5:  Apply all pieces as shown below. Our kits are universal and may require additional trimming for a custom fit. Line the pieces up and apply firm pressure using your fingers or glove. See below

Step 6: Line up the top pieces one at a time using the small v notches to help find the center of the gun apply the center using firm pressure with your fingers or glove. Complete application then trim all excess. See below

Step 7:  Cut both sides of the wrap following both sides of the cut strip carefully  under the selector switch. See below

Step 7 Mag Install:  Align the mag wrap to the center of the front of mag using the v cuts as a guide. See below

Wrap one side (some heat and slight bending will be required to follow the shape of the mag). There are relief cuts to assist with the shaping process. Wrap the other side after trimming the first side. See below

Enjoy your AK-47 wrap

 

 

 

February 10, 2022 — Jacob Semanco
How to Apply GunWraps' Rifle Vinyl Gun Wrap

How to Apply GunWraps' Rifle Vinyl Gun Wrap

Step 1 - Cleaning: Before wrapping your rifle, it is vital to thoroughly inspect, prep, and clean the surface of your gun. Make sure your gun is empty before beginning the application process. Oil and grease will be present and must be completely removed. If not, the material will not properly stick to the surface. We recommend using a degreaser formulated for guns to remove any oil or grease from your gun's surface.

Isopropyl alcohol should be used to remove any residue left behind. It is helpful to use a small soft brush to scrub into the crevices of your rifle to ensure that your gun is clean. Wrapping your rifle with your bare hands may add natural oil or grease to your gun, so we recommend washing your hands with dish soap after cleaning your gun prior to installation.

Step 2: Look at all the universal pieces included in your kit. Take your time removing pieces from the backing of the sheet as they can tear easily. See below

Step 3 Primer:  (Optional step) Apply primer in curved problem areas that can lift to help with longevity of your wrap. See below.

Step 4:  Its recommended to remove the bolt if wrapping a bolt action rifle. Center the foregrip sheet aligning the rectangular cut out on the trigger guard on the bottom of the rifle. Once aligned, trigger guard should sit centered inside the cut out as shown below. Apply firm pressure using your fingers or glove to secure the sheet in place. Trim excess wrap off the front only.

Step 5:  Continue to apply the foregrip wrap as shown below. Our kits are universal and may require additional trimming for a custom fit. Apply firm pressure using your fingers or glove as you wrap around the foregrip. Trim all excess and apply heat to the whole wrapped area and the edges.

Step 6:  Align pattern of the buttstock wrap to the pattern of the foregrip by overlapping as shown with the arrows below and apply firm pressure using your fingers or glove.

Wrap the buttstock and trim excess wrap, heat all edges and repeat step 6

Step 7:  Place cut strip on the bottom of the entire length of the barrel slightly above the center line. See below

Center the barrel wrap to the top of the barrel using the v notches as shown below. Apply firm pressure using your fingers or glove to the bottom to secure the wrap in place

Trim front and back excess wrap as shown below

Continue to wrap one side all the way over the cut tape

Continue to wrap the side around the barrel then trim to the edge of the tape using light pressure to avoid scratching your barrel as shown below.

Place another cut strip over the wrapped side. Align it below the trimmed edge

Trim using light pressure along edge of the cut strip to avoid cutting through both layers. Remove the excess wrap and the cut strip.

Step 7:  Go over the entire wrap with heat be sure all wrap is applied and trim any areas as needed.

Enjoy your new rifle wrap

 

February 10, 2022 — Jacob Semanco
How to Apply GunWraps' AR-15 Vinyl Gun Wrap

How to Apply GunWraps' AR-15 Vinyl Gun Wrap

Step 1 Cleaning: Before wrapping your AR-15, it is vital to thoroughly inspect, prep, and clean the surface of your gun. Make sure your gun is empty before beginning the application process. Oil and grease will be present and must be completely removed. If not, the material will not properly stick to the surface. We recommend using a degreaser formulated for guns to remove any oil or grease from your gun's surface.

Isopropyl alcohol should be used to remove any residue left behind. It is helpful to use a small soft brush to scrub into the crevices of your AR-15 to ensure that your gun is clean. Wrapping your AR-15 with your bare hands may add natural oil or grease to your gun, so we recommend washing your hands with dish soap after cleaning your gun prior to installation.

Step 2: Look at all the universal pieces included in your kit. The items highlighted in red have relief cuts. Take your time removing the pieces from the backing of the sheet as they can tear easily. See below

Step 3 Primer:  (Optional step) Apply primer in problem areas that can lift to help with longevity of your wrap. See below.

Step 4:  Apply all pieces as shown below. Our kits are universal and may require additional trimming for a custom fit. Line the pieces up and apply firm pressure using your fingers or glove. See below

Align the grip as shown with the arrows below and apply firm pressure using your fingers or glove. See below

Step 5: Line up the top pieces one at a time using the small v notches to help find the center of the gun apply the center using firm pressure with your fingers or glove. Trim the length of the wraps like shown below to allow an easier application. Complete application then trim all excess and apply the next top piece. See below

Step 6 Detail trim:  Now that the wrap is complete, use heat to go over the wrapped areas and trim as needed. Use a squeegee to tuck any areas and use some heat to lock in place. See below

Step 7 Mag Install: Draw a line all around the mag following the rim of the gun with a pencil. See below

Remove the mag.

Use the green cut tape to create a trim line. Apply the tape so that the bottom of the tape meets the top of the line drawn with pencil. See below

Align the mag wrap to the center of the front of mag using the v cuts as a guide. See below

Wrap one side (some heat and slight bending will be required to follow the shape of the mag). There are relief cuts to assist with the shaping process. Wrap the other side after trimming the first side. See below

Step 8 Detail trim:  Now you can cut along the bottom of the green tape. Remove the excess wrap and the green tape. See below

Heat the mag and apply firm pressure to make sure you have a good bond. See below

Enjoy your new AR-15 GunWrap.

 

 

February 01, 2022 — Jacob Semanco
How to Apply GunWraps' Mag & Mag Well Wrap Skins

How to Apply GunWraps' Mag & Mag Well Wrap Skins

Click here for mag well install.

 

Step 1 - Cleaning: Before wrapping your Mag, it is vital to thoroughly inspect, prep, and clean the surface. Make sure your mag is empty before beginning the application process. Oil and grease will be present and must be completely removed. If not, the material will not properly stick to the surface. We recommend using a degreaser formulated for guns to remove any oil or grease from your gun's surface.

Isopropyl alcohol should be used to remove any residue left behind. Wrapping your mag with your bare hands may add natural oil or grease to your mag, so we recommend washing your hands with dish soap after cleaning your mag prior to installation.

Step 2: Draw a line all around the mag following the rim of the gun with a pencil. See below

Remove the mag

Use the green cut tape to create a trim line. Apply the tape so that the bottom of the tape meets the top of the line drawn with pencil. See below

Align the mag wrap to the center of the front of mag using the v cuts as a guide. See below

Wrap one side first (some heat and slight bending will be required to follow the shape of the mag). There are relief cuts to assist with the shaping process. Wrap the other side after trimming the first side. Shown below

Step 3 - Detail trim: Now you can cut along the bottom of the green tape. Remove the excess wrap and the green tape. See below

Heat the mag and apply firm pressure to make sure you have a good bond.

 Enjoy your MagWrap

Magwell install

Step 1 - Cleaning: Before wrapping your Magwell, it is vital to thoroughly inspect, prep, and clean the surface. Make sure your gun is empty before beginning the application process. Oil and grease will be present and must be completely removed. If not, the material will not properly stick to the surface. We recommend using a degreaser formulated for guns to remove any oil or grease from your gun's surface.

Isopropyl alcohol should be used to remove any residue left behind. Wrapping your mag with your bare hands may add natural oil or grease to your mag, so we recommend washing your hands with dish soap after cleaning your mag prior to installation.

Step 2:  Apply all pieces as shown below. Our kits are universal and may require additional trimming for a custom fit. Line the pieces up and apply firm pressure using your fingers or glove.

Step 3:  Heat the magwell area and apply firm pressure to make sure you have a good bond.

Enjoy your new personalized magwell

AK-47 Mag Install

Step 1 - Cleaning: Before wrapping your Mag, it is vital to thoroughly inspect, prep, and clean the surface. Make sure your mag is empty before beginning the application process. Oil and grease will be present and must be completely removed. If not, the material will not properly stick to the surface. We recommend using a degreaser formulated for guns to remove any oil or grease from your gun's surface.

Isopropyl alcohol should be used to remove any residue left behind. Wrapping your mag with your bare hands may add natural oil or grease to your mag, so we recommend washing your hands with dish soap after cleaning your mag prior to installation.

Step 2:  Align the mag wrap to the center of the front of mag using the v cuts as a guide. See below

Wrap one side (some heat and slight bending will be required to follow the shape of the mag). There are relief cuts to assist with the shaping process. Wrap the other side after trimming the first side. See below

Pistol Mag Install

Step 1: Before wrapping your Mag, it is vital to thoroughly inspect, prep, and clean the surface of your gun. Make sure your gun is empty before beginning the application process. Oil and grease will be present and must be completely removed. If not, the material will not properly stick to the surface. We recommend using a degreaser formulated for guns to remove any oil or grease from your gun's surface.

Isopropyl alcohol should be used to remove any residue left behind. It is helpful to use a small soft brush to scrub into the crevices of your Mag to ensure that your gun is clean. Wrapping your Mag with your bare hands may add natural oil or grease to your gun, so we recommend washing your hands with dish soap after cleaning your gun prior to installation.

Center the wrap to the bottom of the mag and apply firm pressure to make sure you have a good bond. Trim excess and enjoy your new mag wrap accent.

 

 

 

January 25, 2022 — Jacob Semanco
How to Apply GunWraps' Handgun Vinyl Gun Wrap Skin

How to Apply GunWraps' Handgun Vinyl Gun Wrap Skin

Step 1 - Cleaning: Before wrapping your handgun, it is vital to thoroughly inspect, prep, and clean the surface of your gun. Make sure your gun is empty before beginning the application process. Oil and grease will be present and must be removed. If not, the material will not properly stick to the surface. We recommend using a degreaser formulated for guns to remove any oil or grease from your gun's surface.

Isopropyl alcohol should be used to remove any residue left behind. It is helpful to use a small soft brush to scrub into the crevices of your handgun to ensure that your gun is clean. Wrapping your handgun with your bare hands may add natural oil or grease to your gun, so we recommend washing your hands with dish soap after cleaning your gun prior to installation.

 

Step 2 - Alignment: (If you are installing to a revolver skip this step). Now that your handgun is clean to the fullest extent, it's time to install your GunWraps' handgun wrap! As you can see from the sheet of material you received, there is a piece labeled "Slide". Slide pieces will need to be applied first to align for a seamless pattern.

There are also red tabs on the sheets labeled front (except for solid color & textured wraps). Apply the slide center to the top as best as you can, use the v notches to help center your wrap. In the next steps you will be applying all the pieces in the same direction based on the tabs labeled front. Apply facing the front barrel. Firmly press the material to allow it to stick to the surface and apply down the left and right side of the slide as well. See below.

After you have installed the wrap to the slide you will now need to trim all the excess wrap around the slide for a finished look. See below

Step 3 - Primer: (Optional step) Apply primer in problem areas that can lift in the center of the gun to help with the longevity of your wrap. See below.

Step 4 - Cut Tape: (Optional step) You can use our green cut tape to help align a straight cut when trimming or overlapping your wrap. Offset the tape so that it is positioned slightly over the center of the gun. You may trim without this cut tape if you are comfortable. Apply to the right side of the center of the gun. See below.

Step 5 - Side Alignment: Align left side with front tab facing the front of the barrel. Our wraps are designed to achieve a seamless pattern. Find the area on the slide where the pattern meets the area on the side and press the wrap down to the side of the slide. Once properly aligned, begin to install to the slide and work your way down to the bottom of the gun. See below.
(If you are installing to a revolver, wrap the whole side and half of the top and bottom of the gun)
Step 6 - Trim & Apply: Trim excess wrap to allow for more flexibility to wrap around curves. See below.
Heat will be needed to make the wrap flexible and allow it to stretch over the edges and curves of the frame of your handgun and textured areas. Firmly press on the wrap with your finger or wrap glove to conform it to the grooves and edges of your handgun. When done correctly, you will notice the material adapt to your gun.
Make sure the side of your handgun is covered. Be sure to wrap around a half inch over the center of your handgun. Do not apply to much heat or you can burn the wrap. The material will not lay perfectly until the final  trimming step is complete. Don't worry too much about its appearance for now. See below.
Step 7 - Trimming: Trim along the center of the gun, remove excess wrap and  remove the trim tape if any was applied. See below.

Step 8 - Cut Tape: (Optional step) You can use our green cut tape to help align a straight cut when trimming or overlapping the wrap. Offset the tape so that it is slightly over the center of the gun. You may trim without this cut tape if you are comfortable. Apply to the left side of the center of the gun. See below.

Repeat Steps 5 & 6
Step 9 - Trimming: Trim along the center of the gun, remove excess wrap and  remove the trim tape if any was applied. See below.
Step 10 - Final Install: Now that the wrap is applied you will need to go over the areas with heat and press firmly on all areas the wrap was applied to. You can use a squeegee to adapt wrap to the tighter areas. You can use your finger or wrap glove for all textured areas. Be careful not to burn the wrap. See below.
Step 11 - Detail Trim: Now you may trim away all areas where the wrap is not needed. See below.
Now that your handgun is wrapped (great job!), wait for the material to sit and cool. After a few hours, you may begin to use your newly wrapped gun. GunWraps handgun vinyl gun wraps will not only style your gun but protect it from the elements. 

 

January 24, 2022 — Jacob Semanco