Posted By Vinyl Frog  On February 28, 2024

Best Vinyl Wrap Tools - A Complete Buying Guide

Best Vinyl Wrap Tools

As any experienced installer will tell you, transforming the look of your car with a vinyl wrap is impossible if you don’t have the right tools. The best vinyl wrap tools such as a heat gun, squeegees, wrap cutter, and an air release pen, should be durable with an ergonomic grip. 

That’s where VinylFrog comes in! We offer excellent vinyl wrap tools at budget-friendly prices. Here’s what you need for vinyl wrapping your car:

What Tools Are Needed For Vinyl Wrapping?

You will need a supreme quality vinyl, magnets, a wrap cutter, a precision knife, a heat gun, squeegees in different sizes, a tucking tool set, and an IR thermometer for vinyl wrapping.  

14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set
14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set

14 in 1 Wrapping Toolkit Set

$159.98
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set

Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set

$7.99
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation

Squeegees for wrap installation

$4.99
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter

Wrap Cutter

$4.99

Applying vinyl film to your vehicle can be a complicated process, especially if you’re a beginner, but don’t worry! We’ve got the best tools to assist you at every step of the way. In this section, we’ll walk you through some of the finest products VinylFrog has to offer:

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Chrome Vinyl Wraps
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1. The Best Vinyl Wrap For Your Car

This is the most important product that you should research well before revamping your cherished ride. A supreme quality vinyl wrap can make your car the talk of the town. Determine the color and texture preferences for the film, and carefully choose a reliable source. Prioritize quality over cost savings by reading reviews to ensure the durability and performance of the vinyl. 

Best Vinyl Wrap Tools

VinylFrog stands out as a premier provider of top-notch vinyl films. With a stellar reputation and a multitude of satisfied customers, their wraps are highly sought after. The extensive selection includes numerous shades and finishes, each exuding a captivating allure, making decision-making a delightful challenge.

2. Vehicle Prep Tools 

Preparing a car thoroughly before vinyl wrap installation is crucial for achieving a professional and long-lasting result. This ensures the vinyl adheres well, creating a seamless and smooth finish. Here’s what you’ll need for thorough preparation:

Best Vinyl Wrap Tools

Surface Cleaner

It is important to use a proper surface cleaner to prepare the exterior of your car for vinyl wrapping. You can use any agent that is appropriate for your vehicle. For removing embedded contaminants, use a clay bar. This will also degrease the surface. Lastly, wipe clean the body of your car with a 2:1 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water solution in a spray bottle.

Microfiber Car Cleaning Towel

A microfiber towel offers a smooth, thorough, and lint-free cleaning solution. At VInylFrog, we have a double-sided microfiber towel. The cyan side has a ribbed surface. It is designed for scrubbing. The blue side, on the other hand, is designed for cleaning the body of the car. After you are done, simply wash it and hang it to dry using the provided loop. 

Microfiber Car Cleaning Towel
Microfiber Car Cleaning Towel
Microfiber Car Cleaning Towel
Microfiber Car Cleaning Towel
Microfiber Car Cleaning Towel
Microfiber Car Cleaning Towel
Microfiber Car Cleaning Towel
Microfiber Car Cleaning Towel

Microfiber Car Cleaning Towel

$4.99
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VinylFrog Cut-Resistant Gloves

Safety is important. Protect your hands from cuts and scrapes during installation with our best-selling VinylFrog Cut-Resistant Gloves! The tough fabric material offers a high degree of protection while being flexible enough to allow you to comfortably handle tools.

VinylFrog Cut-Resistant Glove
VinylFrog Cut-Resistant Glove
VinylFrog Cut-Resistant Glove
VinylFrog Cut-Resistant Glove
VinylFrog Cut-Resistant Glove
VinylFrog Cut-Resistant Glove
VinylFrog Cut-Resistant Glove
VinylFrog Cut-Resistant Glove
VinylFrog Cut-Resistant Glove
VinylFrog Cut-Resistant Glove
VinylFrog Cut-Resistant Glove
VinylFrog Cut-Resistant Glove

VinylFrog Cut-Resistant Glove

$9.99
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We have two variants of these. They are durable with long cuffs. They have low friction and anti-static properties and are comfortable and form-fitting for a perfect grip.

3. Cutting Tools

Cutting tools are essential for trimming the vinyl material to fit the specific dimensions of the vehicle. Clean and precise cuts ensure that the wrap adheres flawlessly, preventing any edges from lifting or peeling over time. Here’s what you will need during vinyl wrapping:

Best Vinyl Wrap Tools

Measuring Tape

This is important for taking the dimensions of the different parts of the vehicle for which the vinyl will be cut from the roll. Accurate measurement and cutting the vinyl accordingly will also reduce the wastage of the material.

Wrap Cutter

This is one of our best-selling products! This tool allows you to smoothly trim vinyl film without leaving any scratches or marks on it. The handy design allows you to grip the tool easily and ensures precise cuts so that there is no waste of film. Once the blade of the Wrap Cutter becomes blunt, you can flip it to use its other side! 

Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter
Wrap Cutter

Wrap Cutter

$4.99
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VinylFrog Branded Knife

In search of a high-quality cutting tool? Look no further! The VinylFrog Branded Knife is expertly designed to provide both a comfortable grip and accurate cuts. It has a stainless steel retractable blade that gives deep cuts and can be easily replaced when it becomes blunt. It also has an auto-lock system that keeps the blade in place when you are using the knife.

Vinylfrog Branded Knife for wrap cutting
Vinylfrog Branded Knife for wrap cutting
Vinylfrog Branded Knife for wrap cutting
Vinylfrog Branded Knife for wrap cutting
Vinylfrog Branded Knife for wrap cutting
Vinylfrog Branded Knife for wrap cutting
Vinylfrog Branded Knife for wrap cutting
Vinylfrog Branded Knife for wrap cutting

Vinylfrog Branded Knife for wrap cutting

$5.49
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Knifeless Of Cutting Tape

This plays a pivotal role in the precision and finesse of car wrapping. It enables installers to make precise and clean cuts without reducing the risk of accidental damage to the car's paint or underlying surface.

The tape features a filament or wire embedded within it, allowing for controlled and accurate cutting along intricate curves, edges, and contours. This is particularly advantageous when navigating challenging areas such as door handles, mirrors, or complex body lines.

4. Tools Ensuring A Flawless Finish

Finishing tools enhance the overall aesthetics of the vinyl-wrapped vehicle. Using them makes the vinyl fit your vehicle snugly like a second skin. To ensure a smooth, error-free finish, you will need the following:

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VinylFrog Professional Heat Gun

This tool is essential for a successful vinyl wrapping experience. You can use it to enhance the flexibility of your vinyl film to easily wrap it around complex curves and contours and to activate its adhesive.

Vinylfrog Professional Heat Gun
Vinylfrog Professional Heat Gun
Vinylfrog Professional Heat Gun
Vinylfrog Professional Heat Gun
Vinylfrog Professional Heat Gun
Vinylfrog Professional Heat Gun
Vinylfrog Professional Heat Gun
Vinylfrog Professional Heat Gun
Vinylfrog Professional Heat Gun
Vinylfrog Professional Heat Gun

Vinylfrog Professional Heat Gun

$79.90
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It is designed for both high-heat and low-heat applications. The settings can be adjusted so that the tool can be used on different types of materials and surfaces. It’s specifically designed to protect from accidental burns, so it’s a great tool to invest in if you’re a beginner. 

IR Thermometer

Temperature control is one of the trickiest steps of the vinyl wrap installation process. It is made easier by our Infrared Thermometer which allows you to record temperatures from a safe distance when using a heat gun.

IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun
IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun
IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun
IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun
IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun
IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun
IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun
IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun
IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun
IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun
IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun
IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun
IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun
IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun
IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun
IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun

IR Thermometers Heat Temperature Measuring Gun

$27.90
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The thermometer comes with a memory to store data. It can record temperatures up to 400°C (-58 to 752℉) so it’s perfect for all your vinyl wrapping needs!

Squeegees

VinylFrog offers an extensive range of squeegees in different shapes and sizes. If you want your wrap to have a smooth, professional finish without any creases, you can check out our website to purchase a squeegee that exactly matches the requirements of your vehicle. It is better to get the whole set for ease of application at every step. Apart from removing creases, squeegees also help in applying pressure to the film facilitating the adherence of vinyl on the surface.

Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation
Squeegees for wrap installation

Squeegees for wrap installation

$4.99
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VinylFrog Tucking Tool Set

Struggling with the tucking step of the vinyl installation process around edges, corners, and grooves? Don’t worry, the VinylFrog Tucking Tool Set has got you covered.

Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set
Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set

Vinylfrog Tucking Tool Set

$7.99
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It comes with three tucking tools of different hardness levels, a weeder, and an edge fold squeegee. The tools are specifically designed to help tuck vinyl wrap into challenging and hard-to-reach areas, such as around door handles. They make this challenging task a lot easier. 

Air-release Pen

This is one of our most versatile tools! It can be used to remove air bubbles during different customization processes such as vinyl wrapping or window tinting. It’s a super handy tool shaped like a pen with a pointed retractable nib that pokes a tiny hole in the air bubble and then you can smooth it out with a squeegee.

Air Release Pen for car wrap installation
Air Release Pen for car wrap installation
Air Release Pen for car wrap installation
Air Release Pen for car wrap installation
Air Release Pen for car wrap installation
Air Release Pen for car wrap installation
Air Release Pen for car wrap installation
Air Release Pen for car wrap installation
Air Release Pen for car wrap installation
Air Release Pen for car wrap installation
Air Release Pen for car wrap installation
Air Release Pen for car wrap installation
Air Release Pen for car wrap installation
Air Release Pen for car wrap installation

Air Release Pen for car wrap installation

$4.99
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It has a plastic body and can be easily placed in the pocket for quick accessibility. If you’re into car customization, we recommend investing in this product. 

5. Additional Tools

Certain other tools are good to have and they will make the process of vinyl installation smoother. These include:

Magnets For Wrapping

This tool ensures that the vinyl sheet does not shift or move during the installation process. So, if that’s the step you’re struggling with, consider purchasing this product! It’s especially helpful when working with large vinyl sheets as even experienced vinyl installers often struggle with them.

Magnets for Wrapping Help
Magnets for Wrapping Help
Magnets for Wrapping Help
Magnets for Wrapping Help
Magnets for Wrapping Help
Magnets for Wrapping Help
Magnets for Wrapping Help
Magnets for Wrapping Help

Magnets for Wrapping Help

$4.99
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VinylFrog Branded Small Tool Bag

Want to store all your vinyl wrapping tools in one place? Use the VinylFrog Branded Small Tool Bag! It makes the whole process more organized and helps keep all your tools handy in one place. It comes with many different pockets and compartments, so you can organize your tools easily. 

Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag
Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag

Vinylfrog Branded Small Tool Bag

$14.99
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6. Tools Symbolizing Brand Affiliation

These tools show your affiliation with one of the top-notch brands in the car customization industry—VinylFrog! They are a must-have for our dealers and can be used as perfect giveaways at trade shows and other events to gain customers. These include:

  • VinylFrog 36 Color Display Board: Organize your collection of vinyl films on this.
  • VinylFrog Black Wheel Covers: This is an excellent product that will protect your wheels from dust, dirt, and other harmful elements.
  • VinylFrog Flags: Display them proudly in your office and show your affiliation with one of the mammoths in the car customization industry.
  • VinylFrog Automobile Dustproof Cover: If you do not have a garage, no problem. You can always cover your wrapped car when not in use with this amazing product.
  • VinylFrog Sticker and Branded Signature Pen: These are perfect giveaways for ardent customers and to distribute at corporate events.
  • VinylFrog License Plate Cover: This is a high-utility product that protects your license plate from scratches and dents, and from fading due to UV rays.
  • VinylFrog Shirt, Hoodie, and Cap: These can serve as a great marketing tool when selling premium-quality vinyl wraps. They can also be used as giveaways.

Frequently Asked Questions

Special precision knives or blades designed for vinyl cutting are recommended to ensure clean and accurate cuts. They minimize the risk of damaging the vehicle's surface and contribute to a professional finish. Check out the ones available at VinylFrog.

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Final Thoughts

As you can see, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced wrap installer, VinylFrog has the best tools for you! We’ve only scratched the surface of the amazing collection available on our website. Visit our website and browse through our products. We promise that whatever your specific vinyl wrapping needs are, VinylFrog has got your back!

Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap
Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap

Glossy Metallic Midnight Purple Vinyl Wrap

$61.00
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