Save time in installation and maintain consistent appearance for fleets.
It is important to understand the advantages of pre-cuts before deciding to order them.
Auto CAD plans can be used if precise pre-cutting is required. Handles, hinges, light recesses can all be pre-cut.
However, precise dimensions on drawings can be used if the panel is first installed on a smooth section before hardware & lights are installed.
Ideally, a precisely cut paper template, traced from the vehicle itself, will ensure a perfect fit when scanned into the computer. This must, however, take into consideration compound bends that require adjustments and that is why it is preferable to do a “trial kit” in cheap vinyl to insure proper fitting before constructing the prismatic chevrons.
Typical paper template with exact positions indicated:
It is preferable to have one side of the panel and the overall length (height) of the panel slightly “oversize” to permit adjustments on the apparatus during installation. The extra height will allow alignment of the adjacent panel so that the 45 degree chevrons line up. Simply cut off the few inches above or below once both sides are in place.