Astolfoflage (Plushie version) Pistol Wrap
Astolfoflage (Plushie version) Pistol Wrap
Full cover pistol wrap in an “astolfoflage” pattern.
All gun wraps are printed on Avery cast vinyl with matte Avery overlaminate. This is highly conformable & removable vinyl rated for outdoor use as vehicle graphics. The material is highly forgiving during installation and can be manipulated with heat. The adhesive is pressure sensitive and contains air release channels to make bubbles during application nearly non-existent. If a bubble is visible, simply press it with your finger and the air should dissipate through the hidden air channels in the adhesive.
This vinyl is fairly resilient to most handling but some holsters may eventually abrade / damage the finish. The material is also resistant to most solvents and UV. Care should be used when cleaning the firearm with the wrap installed just around the edges. It is not necessary to remove the wrap to clean. The matte laminate is rated for 5 years of outdoor use. This will fit most pistols up to 8" long. If you need something bigger, let us know.
All wraps are meant to be self-install. You will receive a sheet with two pieces for the frame, one piece for the slide, and two smaller strips to be used on the backstrap area / under the trigger guard as necessary.
This listing does NOT include a firearm or any accessories. All that you will receive is the printed wrap material.
It is important that the receiving surface being completely de-greased to ensure proper adhesion. It is usually not necessary to disassemble your firearm to apply this, but it may improve your results. Do not attempt to wrap / stretch completely around a grip or trigger guard. There are two smaller pieces included for laying into these areas. You can heat and stretch, but the odds of failure increase when doing so. It is usually best to use an additional piece. There are two large pieces included that are intended to be used for each side of the frame.
To help conform the material to stippling or other textures, warm the material with a hair dryer or heat gun and then press it in with your hand or some foam. Do not overheat the material when doing this. It may lower the lifespan or burn you / damage your surface. It does not take much heat to soften the material. If you're unfamiliar, a hair dryer may be safer or more forgiving. A good heat gun will instantly soften the material.
You will need MULTIPLE sharp new razors to complete the wrap. This material will dull the blades quickly and a sharp edge is necessary to avoid the material bunching up and creating messy edges. Use caution when cutting on your firearm. It is better to use a sharp blade and light pressure than need to press hard and risk damaging the surface underneath. A good sharp blade can score the vinyl well enough that it will remove cleanly without harming the surface below.
Store trimmed scraps / extra material back on the carrier paper as you trim it away. This can be used for wrapping other parts of the firearm or accessories. You should be working on a clean surface, so even if you accidentally drop it sticky-side down on the table, you should be able to easily pick it back up.
The remaining large piece of vinyl is for the slide. You may opt to either heat and conform to your sight posts or try to cut around them. The best option is to just remove them entirely for the install, but it's not practical. Take your time with this part if you are wrapping over/around them. Make sure you clean well around their bases to avoid any issues with oil.
This vinyl uses a special adhesive that does not stick until you start pressing it in. you may lightly slide it around the surface to get it lined up before pressing it down. If you start working with it and mess up or you accidentally overstretch the material, the material has a memory and can be restored to original condition with some heat. It will shrink back. Just be careful to avoid letting the adhesive fold over and touch itself.
Finally, once you are done with your wrap application, it is necessary to post-heat the vinyl. The goal is to reach a surface temperature of 160F. This will cause the vinyl to "forget" and lose it's memory. If you don't post-heat, some stretched areas may pull back when exposed to heat and just on their own over time. Consult the manufacturer if you're unsure if 160F is too hot for some of your firearm components, but most guns should be fine.
You may also wrap barrels, but the material service limit is 176F before it may start to fail.
Simply heat and peel the material. You can also remove it cold if you like, but heat helps. There should be little to no residue if it's removed within its service interval of 5 years, but it is possible depending on environmental conditions.
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