D.I.Y. GRAPHIC KITZ – NOW AVAILABLE.
Fancy yourself handy with a squeegee? Cool, then we have just the thing for you!
We offer most of our graphics and wraps as DIY kit solutions. With a bit of care, time and our detailed application guides, you’ll be installing graphics like a pro in no time. D.I.Y. KITZ generally include the following:
Detailed application guidelines
Proposed installation method (varies on type of kit)
Cleaning & Lint-free cloth
An NT-Cutter (art or craft knife)
Squeegee (kind will vary on graphic)
For more complicated applications, like full wraps, the following additional hardware will be required, which we do not supply:
Quality heat-gun, preferably with adjustable temperature settings
Infrared Temperature gauge (highly recommended)
Padded Magnets (recommended)
Based on a scale of 1 to 5 squeegees – 1 being extremely easy and five being quite difficult, the following approximate difficulty levels can be expected for a complete novice:
CAD Cut lettering, single colours on side of vehicle = 1 – 2 Squeegee
CAD Cut lettering, single or multi-colour on vehicle with beading, finishing around door handles = 2-3 Squeegees
Cast die-cut graphics for flat panel areas = 2 Squeegees
Cast die-cut graphics for conversed or convexed areas = 3-4 Squeegees
Window wrap on flat or flat-ish window = 1 to 2 Squeegees
Window wrap on medium to heavy curved window = 3 to 4 Squeegees
Partial wrap = 4 Squeegees (additional tools required)
Half wrap = 4 Squeegees (additional tools required)
Full wrap = 5 to 5+ Squeegees (additional pro-tools tools required
For many it’s a great cost saving option, especially as the graphics can then be installed over a weekend when it’s not in use by the business. With the advances in material quality, repositionability and bubble-free nature of the adhesive, it’s become easier to install by orders of magnitude too. While we still highly recommend the services of a skilled installer on partial, half and full wraps, DIY applications can be done if you are patient, meticulous and committed.
Then there’s the timing issues – you can install as soon as you receive the kit, if you choose too. Or you can install on a non-work day or after hours, which ensures your company vehicle stays in operation as scheduled. Weekend applications can be arranged by professionals of course, but this leads to increased costs with overtime rates etc.
Lastly there’s the plain, simple satisfaction of doing it yourself and learning a new skill along the way.