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Mod Vinyl Wrap Template

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Mods' started by tehmidcap, Jun 14, 2015.

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  1. tehmidcap

    tehmidcap Super Member Verified Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    PA
    Hey all, just wondering if anyone has done this and if they could give me a hand,

    I was thinking about buying some 3M Vinyl Wrap (or perhaps finding a place to have custom patterns/colors printed) to purdy up a couple of my mods. Doing a mechanical is not so complicated, but I was trying to think of the best way to go about wrapping a regulated box mod.

    What kind of computer program could I use to draw out a template (measure the dimensions of the device/button placement/screen placement/etc) that I could print out then use as a guide to cut the vinyl wrap? Could I do something like that accurately in Photoshop or would I need some kind of CAD-like program? Are there any pre existing templates out there (Kbox is one of the ones I'm considering doing).
     
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  2. jbok

    jbok Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2014
    Virginia
    All I did was use some double stick tape and wrapped printer paper around my mod. I then used a sharp pencil and drew the outline. I cut it out to see how it fits, if I liked it then I lightly glued it to a piece of 1/2 mdf and cut it out with a table saw and then took care of the radius with a drum sander attached to a drill press. I then layed the template over the carbon fiber vinyl and cut it our with a fresh razor blade. One for my SX mini and one for my IVP mini v2

    These are my MDF templates
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    A snug fit on the SX
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    It was too are to get an exact profile match on the IPV so I just made a rectangle and rounded off the corners
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  3. tehmidcap

    tehmidcap Super Member Verified Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    PA
    Hmm, thanks, that actually looks pretty dang good.
     
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