How to Vinyl your Bugaboo chassis for less than £5!

How to Vinyl your Bugaboo chassis for less than £5!
I want to show you how you can bring back the life of an old buggy. 

This was a sorry for itself looking Bugaboo Gecko.
Crying out for the attention it needed. Here is where the Vinyl matt black comes in. 

What you will need :

-Bugaboo Chassis 
- Matt Black Vinyl 1Metre x 610mm - we got ours from eBay- HERE
- Clean cloth & hot soapy water
- Tailers Tape Measure 
-Ruler
- Pen
- Sharp blade / Stanley knife
- Someone to help an extra hand would be useful ? 


STEP 1 - Cleaning the Chassis

Cleaning the Chassis
First of all - Recommend CLEAN the chassis. The Vinyl won't stick to a muddy grimy chassis.
Clean the chassis from top to bottom, You could give your wheels a good clean too.

Dry off the chassis make sure everywhere is dry.

STEP 2 - Measuring 

Measuring the parts 
Measure around your chassis and then its length. Take the measurements, use your ruler to draw out the area then cut it to size.

STEP 3 - Applying the Vinyl

Stanley knife is so needed! 
Peel back the white protective film & apply to the chassis. On the large areas you can keep the protective film on whilst you apply the first bit. This will keep it clean & dust free.

First part of the chassis finished. Vinyling a bugaboo chassis.

STEP 4 - Rubbing the Vinyl on

Make sure you rub the vinyl on but by bit, work from the centre to the edges. 
If you get bubbles unreel & start again.
Or rub & rub & RUB until its gone. 
Last resort pierce it with the Stanley knife.

Chassis side... Vinyl the side 


How to Vinyl your Bugaboo chassis for less than £5!
How to Vinyl your Bugaboo chassis for less than £5!

STEP 5 - Keep seems underneath HIDE THEM

keep the seems hidden. 
Make sure that all seems are finished where people with their prying eyes can't see them. 
TA-DA 
How to Vinyl your Bugaboo chassis for less than £5!

How to Vinyl your Bugaboo chassis for less than £5!

STEP 6 - You're ALMOST FINISHED - put the Kettle on

How to Vinyl your Bugaboo chassis for less than £5!
Go round the rivets - Those god awful rivets... Best option would be to use your own finger / thumb nail then smooth round with a cloth. Remove the brake *It does come off!* So much easier to vinyl & then put it back on...
How to Vinyl your Bugaboo chassis for less than £5!
STEP 7 - YOU'RE FINISHED ADMIRE...
How different does it look! 
This took us around 4 hours. 
Bare in mind we had 3 toddlers running riot around us. 
Recommend doing it in peace! 

How to Vinyl your Bugaboo chassis for less than £5!

Thank goodness thats finished! - Strange feeling doing it - It's HARD WORK. Although quite therapeutic, The air bubbles are a nightmare & just POP up from nowhere. 

TOP TIPS 

- Have someone to help you
- If you go wrong don't panic & start over
- Keep the Kettle going on & on & on.
- Take your time, there's no rush 
How to Vinyl your Bugaboo chassis for less than £5!
How to Vinyl your Bugaboo chassis for less than £5!
How to Vinyl your Bugaboo chassis for less than £5!
How to Vinyl your Bugaboo chassis for less than £5!
How to Vinyl your Bugaboo chassis for less than £5!
I might try my Bugaboo Buffalo next....

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