YelloTools YelloShuttle IR Gun & Holder

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NOTE: 50 yd orders contain two 25 yd rolls

  • Measure temperature and apply heat at the same time with the YelloShuttle which is an IR Thermometer gun with holder attachment for Steinel electric heat guns
  • The convenient YelloShuttle has an opening to insert your Steinel heat gun, allowing you to have the IR gun and heat gun in one hand and release tool or squeegee in the other hand.
  • Unique “on/off” switch allows you to lock the infrared beam in either position without the need to continuously "pull the trigger” while holding the gun, ensuring faster speed when wrapping. Note: Remove battery when not in use to save battery life.
  • NOTE: Compatible with all Steinel heat gun models EXCEPT HL 1610 S, HL 1810 S, and HL 2010 E.



Torch vs. Electric

Which type of heat gun should you use? A torch or an electric heat gun? Some venues that you wrap at will simply not allow torches because of the flame. Most wrappers who prefer electric heat guns like the wider penetration of the heat and the ability to control the temperature for longer periods such as during post heat. Some also consider electric heat guns safer than torches. Those wrappers who prefer torches, stress the portability (no cords) and the ability to have more precise control of the heat. Torches also cool down quicker therefore preventing accidental burning of your vinyl wrap if it touches your heat tool. So, which should you buy? You will probably end up having both in your wrap tool chest.

Most Wrap Installers Use Heat

"Whether you use a torch or a heat gun on your wraps, heat is an important part of any wrap. Heat can be used to make pressure sensitive vinyl conformable around curves, rivets, and other irregular surfaces. Post heat is also a critical step when doing vehicle wraps to help "set" the vinyl. Direct heat should especially be applied to areas where the vinyl has been stretched. Slowly move the heat source across these areas until the Mastercool Infrared Temperature Gun reads no more than 200 degrees Fahrenheit (most manufacturers recommend not heating vinyl beyond 200 degrees), then move the heat source approximately one inch every two to three seconds. This technique relaxes the stress on the vinyl caused by stretching, which will help prevent lifting and tenting. Finally, heat is often used to remove a wrap, especially in cold environments. Heat allows the vinyl to come off faster and improves the ability to remove the adhesive with the vinyl instead of leaving adhesive on the surface which would require even more labor to remove."

WARNING: Do not use heat sources near gas tanks or flammable substance