CONVEX® GearWrap™

Rugged vinyl for helmet decals; wraps smoothly around curves.

CONVEX GearWrap: tough as a linebacker, wrinkle-resistant, and smooth around curves. The adhesive has a very aggressive hold, specially made for enamel-painted polycarbonate surfaces—football/baseball helmets, etc. It also sticks very well to other high-energy surfaces like stainless steel and glass. After you first place GearWrap down, you can remove it right away and reposition it if needed. CONVEX GearWrap can also be permanently removed with no residue for up to a year.


  • Thick, rugged, wrinkle-resistant; fits easily to complex curves.
  • Designed with special adhesive for sports helmets and other high-energy surfaces.
  • Shrink-resistant: will not slough off, leak adhesive, or gather grime around the edges.
  • Initially repositionable; removes cleanly up to a year.
  • Compatible with Gerber Edge FX, Edge II, and Edge I thermal printers; and wide-format printers.
  • Cuts smoothly using any roll-fed or flatbed plotter.


Thickness: vinyl is 4 or 8 mil; adhesive is 1 mil
Adhesive Properties: initially repositionable; clean removal
Outdoor Life: 2 years
Shelf Life: 2 years; storage conditions 70˚F & 50% RH
Service Temperature Range: -40˚F-176˚F
Minimum Application Temp.: 50˚F


CONVEX Laminate gives a professional finish and protection to high-energy surface applications such as football helmets. Since it is just as flexible as GearWrap, the combination makes a decal that is tough, yet easy to apply.

Vinyl for helmet decals


CONVEX® GearWrap vinyl for helmet decals is very pliable. As a result, It adheres to helmets and other complex curves without wrinkling or buckling. GearWrap™ adhesive is specially formulated to stay put, but it will remove cleanly without residue for up to a year after it is applied. Therefore it cuts down on the labor that is involved in refurbishing helmets and replacing decals. The thicker the construction, the easier it is to apply a helmet decal because it will not wrinkle easily. Click on the link below to view an instruction sheet.

Download Convex Helmet Application Instruction Sheet

decal-apply-close-upApply CONVEX GearWrap to the helmet and rub from the center outwards. With the method you should be able to rub out any “air tunnels” (squeezing or condensing the vinyl). However, keep in mind that everything has its limits. A strategic cut into an oversized design may help with the application.

GearWrap vinyl is available for thermal printers in 4 and 8 mil clear or white. For wide-format inkjet printers, GearWrap is available in 4 or 8 mil white.