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How To Apply VinylGuard

Covering Conveyor Rollers   |    Covering Skatewheels

To Start

  1. Cut a length of VinylGuard 2″ longer than the conveyor roller to allow for longitudinal shrinkage
  2. Slide the VinylGuard over the roller, overlapping each end 1″

Recommended Heat Sources:

FOR STRAIGHT CONVEYOR ROLLERS:

  • For small quantities use a high-temperature heat gun with a high velocity air blower, such as a VinylGuard VT-1100
  • To quickly shrink larger quantities of straight rollers, use a convection oven or a conveyor oven

FOR TAPERED CONVEYOR ROLLERS:

  • Use convection oven

Using a heat gun

  1. Hold the heat gun 3″ to 4″ away from the material to prevent burning
    CAUTION – DO NOT APPLY EXCESSIVE HEAT DIRECTLY TO THE CREASE
  2. Slowly begin shrinking at one end. Rotate the roller while rapidly moving the heat gun back and forth to avoid burning the vinyl. Apply sufficient heat to remove any wrinkles
  3. Allow the conveyor roller to fully cool
  4. Trim the excess vinyl with a sharp blade or utility knife and apply a little heat to remove any wrinkles

Using a convection oven

  1. In a 300°F (149°C) convection oven, place the conveyor rollers on a jig or holding fixture to allow the hot air to circulate
  2. The rollers should remain in the oven for approximately 4 minutes
  3. Remove the rollers from the oven and allow them to fully cool
  4. Trim the excess vinyl with a sharp blade or utility knife

Using a conveyor oven

  1. In a 300°F (149°C) conveyor oven, place the rollers on the conveyor.
  2. Adjust the conveyor speed to allow the rollers to remain in the oven for approximately 4 minutes
  3. Remove the rollers from the oven and allow them to fully cool
  4. Trim the excess vinyl with a sharp blade or utility knife

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VinylGuard skatewheel covers come in bags of pre-cut pieces

To Start

  1. Push the skatewheel into a pre-cut piece of VinylGuard
  2. Align the VinylGuard to equally overlap each side of the skatewheel

Using a heat gun This should take 3-5 seconds each —

  1. Hold the heat gun 3″ to 4″ away from the material to prevent burning
    CAUTION – DO NOT APPLY EXCESSIVE HEAT DIRECTLY TO THE CREASE
  2. Stand the wheel up and apply heat to the face of the wheel
  3. Hold the gun in one position and slowly roll the wheel forward
  4. Apply a little extra heat on each side of the overlapped edge

Using a convection oven — This should take 1 minute

  1. String the skatewheels across a rod
  2. Hang the rod horizontally in a 300°F convection oven for 1 minute
  3. Remove skatewheels from the oven and allow to fully cool

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After shrinking and fully cooling, VinylGuard will not slip or loosen on the conveyor rollers or skatewheels