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LooneyG 
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Does anyone have any tips on how to get Vinyl to look good on the 90 Degree Corners of a Box ??? Any tricks/pictures on how to overlap it and cut it or such ??? The box i'm working on is 48" Wide 16.5" Tall and 3" Depth it's just a Trim box featuring some Sandblasted Plexi Work... Any info is appreciated...
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Anyone have any kind of Info about this ???
Wherm 
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I would start by using a router and rounding off the edges. Then start in the middle, and use vinyl that stretches. Using a heat gun helps too. With rounded edges, you should be able to streatch it over the corners and staple it on the backside, or at least someplace it's not visible. If you don't round the edges, I wouldn't vinyl it. 90 degree corners will most likely rip the material. If it doesn't rip when you put it on, it could rip later on like if something bumps it forcing the edge to poke through the vinyl. I like to do at least a 3/8" roundover, some of my friends do small 45 degree angles on the edges with their routers. Just remember, if you don't stretch the vinyl when putting it on, it won't look very good. So I'd recommend not trying to find ways to trim, or overlap it. It'll pull away from those spots eventually.
A time consuming, yet effective way I've seen people use is this: cut side, front, and top pieces a little larger than your display box and vinyl each one separately. Then fasten them around your display box and the only seems you'll have are where the pieces meet. If your going to have seems, at least these would be neat. I've seen people cover rectangular speaker boxes this way.
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To get rid of the seams, cut where the vinyl overlaps but keep the edges as close together as possible. Then use the vinyl repair kit to seam them up and create an extra clean look.

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I would first rout the edges like above posts said and then cut the vinyl about 2 inches to big. Then i would fold under an inch on both sides. Place where you want it and use an awl to punch holes. drill holes to line up in the corners and use pretty rivits to finish it off.  it would be cool to do the rest of the box in tweed, kinda like G&G Fender Stratocaster Cases from the sixties!
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