Instructions for applying your custom gun wrap.
A video is also available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/taZIMmT1C5w
As always, when working with a firearm make sure it is unloaded before starting. Then dissemble your gun and cleaning the outside of the frame and slide with a solvent like Denatured Alcohol. It is best to work in a lint free well light area.
TIP: Have a X-ACTO type knife handy to help lift wrap if you need to make adjustments. Also be very careful when removing the wrap from the paper backing so that you do not stretch or tear the wrap.
Start with the magazine base plate (if purchased) to get a feel for the material. Line up the straight edge of the wrap with straight edge of the base plate. Then make sure the hole lines up and slowly lay the rest of the wrap down and press into place.
Next apply the wrap to the slide. Start by placing the slide straight in front of you. Carefully peel the slide wrap from the paper backing. Gently place the wrap near the back sight. Slowly let the wrap lay down on the top of the slide. Check the alignment and if you do not like the placement carefully lift up and adjust. Once the back sight placement looks correct line up the wrap behind the front sight. The sides of the wrap should not be touching. Once happy with the placement slowly “walk” the wrap down one side of the slide and then move to the other side. Gently rub all sides of the slide.
After you finish the slide it is time to move to the frame. Place the frame with the top edge facing you. Carefully peel one side of the frame wrap from the paper backing. Gently lay the wrap along the top edge while matching any cut outs and holes. Once the top edge is lined up slowly “walk” the wrap down towards the bottom of the frame. Gently rub all edges to secure. Repeat on the other side of the frame.
Once the wrap has been applied you will need to use heat to help mold the wrap to the contours. Using a hair dryer (or heat gun on a low setting) heat one area at a time and use your fingers to rub the wrap so that it conforms to the contours of the frame, slide and magazine base plate. Wearing cotton gloves helps protect your hands from the heat.
If you have any questions applying your wrap please contact us at support@5150Vegas.com. THANKS!