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.