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Heat shrinking PVC


I was wondering if I can use a heat gun on a low setting in order to get the stretch pvc to form to a round helmet.  I am trying to avoid using adhesive.  Any suggestions on what type of material would be best for this type of application? Or will I have to use some sort of adhesive regardless of material type? Thank you in advance for your time.


Response by: Michael, June 22nd 2012 8:16:40 pm

It's unclear from your description what you\'re trying to do.  Do you have an existing helmet that you want to wrap in vinyl? 

I don\'t think you can shrink wrap vinyl fabric with heat.  It has a fabric backing.  Shrink wrapping via heat is usually done with only a vinyl / plastic substrate - one that has no fabric backing.

Response by: scarletonthetile, May 3rd 2014 9:18:57 pm

I feel like the heat gun wouldn't work, but I have never tried that method before. Here is a tutorial about vinyl over foam, and one part shows how to do it on rounded surfaces http://z4.invisionfree.com/transcostumers/index.php?showtopic=760