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whats the best way to cut around door handles?


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Post Fri Aug 06, 2004 9:35 am

whats the best way to cut around door handles?

We have do apply vinyl graphics around a vehicle door handle.
Any tips as to how best to achieve a nice cut edge around the handle
would be appreciated.

Ian rankin

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Post Fri Aug 06, 2004 9:42 am


The safest and easiest way is to plot and weed them and then trim the app tape out of the hole so the handle doesn`t interfere with the application. This takes a little bit of setting up but gives 100% accurate results.

The trickier way is to manually cut them with a very sharp scalpel once the vinyl is applied. Use a metal ruler for precison and go very slowly around the corners.


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Post Fri Aug 06, 2004 9:57 am

Hi Ian,

I just manually cut round them with a scalpel, but to aid matters a bit get an off-cut of magnetic vinyl.

You can place in position and cut along the straight edge, i find it easier than trying to hold a ruler in place.

Also u can cut many radius templates etc out of the magnetic for going around locks/door handles.

They might take a bit of time but u only need to do it the once and you can re-use them again and again.

Hope this helps, Joe

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