Heli-Tape any application tips?
So I’ve got some Heli-Tape to put on my Nukeproof Scout frame before I build it up.
Are there any does/don’t I should observe?
Is it worth rounding off the corners instead of having them square?
I’m guessing if I leave the frame and tape out in the sun for a bit there shouldn’t be any issues with getting the tape to form to the frame.
What about water/soap to help get it into position and smooth out?Posted 2 months agojoemmoSubscriber
round the corners – use a small coin as a cutting guide if you want to be neat. Have some sharp scissors and a knife. Water in a spray bottle with a little bit of soap (baby shampoo is good) will help as will a squeegee to get the bubbles out, wet your hands as well as the frame and tape.Posted 2 months agomalv173Member
I used the ‘floating on’ technique, which worked fine, and rounded off the corners – I think it looks better. I didn’t mark anything, just put the tape on the section and cut to shape before applying, but proper template marking will look better also. Didn’t find I needed a hairdryer, and used an old credit card to help push the bubbles out where possible.
It did take me a while to realise that I had to take the backing off the tape though! It was transparent, in my defence.Posted 2 months ago
Rounding the corners will stop any ‘sharp’ edges from catching & peeling back the tape.
Make sure the frame is clean & free of contaminants – ideally use something like IPA (not the pale ale) to wipe it down with to remove any grease/fingerprints before application.Posted 2 months ago
Had thought hole punch but don’t think the hole will be big enough.
Was thinking of something to use as a punch/cutter but my mind is blank with what to use.
Had thought of the wallpaper type method too but ideally want to do it away from the frame as I’l probably sratch it when trimming.Posted 2 months ago
First couple of pieces gone on tonight.
Plenty of water and smoothing with credit card.
Might try hair dryer tomorrow to see if that makes it any easier.
Not bad for a first attempt, might try some thinner film next time too – this one is quite thick.Posted 2 months ago
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