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3M IJ180V3 material problems

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by LarryB, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. LarryB

    LarryB Member

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    Unbox and unwrap new roll of 3M IJ80V3 and start printing a wrap this morning. 1st 10 feet have specs in the print then it clears up. Looks like specs of dirt. I'm sick of this BS!! Wasting time and money. I never have this problem with Oracal. Why can't 3M figure this out?
     
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  2. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    3m sucks
     
  3. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    I get that with every roll of MacTac... first 4-6 feet is crap, but I still like the price so I just burn it right off the bat.

    3M, on the other hand, should not be giving you those issues. I'd demand refund for Xamount of material/time wasted. Especially with their high prices.
    Can't let them get away with that crap.


    on a side note: My Arlon DPF6000XRP is about 20% less than 180Cv3, and quality its just as good. Have yet to see "fisheyes" or dirt flecks of any kind. Plus, their suede overlam is the bee's-knees... somewhat like 8520 (matte) but a little "creamier", if that sounds right. I still carry 3M products, but I am no longer pushing it to clients for wraps.... given their recent business undertakings (mostly takings of my buisness)
    Will post a thread about how my new Arlon wraps last the first Wisconsin winter.
     
  4. LarryB

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    Mike - I'm leery of Arlon. A couple years ago I had a bunch of adhesive failures using their product so I'm staying away. Have you had to remove any wraps with Arlon? From what I remember it was difficult removing as the adhesive would stay put.
     
  5. Flame

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    Agreed. Had adhesive issues with several of their materials. Wish I could've billed them for the thousands I lost there. Too bad too, it applied nice.
     
  6. Kentucky Wraps

    Kentucky Wraps Kentucky Wraps

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    I have that issue with the first couple feet too. Maybe not 10 ft though. Had same problem with first few feet of Avery though.
     
  7. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    3m is still making vinyl?
     
  8. DG7

    DG7 New Member

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    I don't remember having that problem.

    DPF6000XRP is awesome, just like MikePro told you, the only difference between those two is the ControlTac thingy, but seriously is not that great...
     
  9. ProWraps

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    3m's material sucks. it always has inclusions, oil, etc.

    they have recently tried to clean it up but its the same deal. a bit better.

    and for 3M if you want my background call fellers. i order MILES of your materials.

    oracal is flawless everytime.
     
  10. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    no issues, as of yet, but I have been applying the 6000xrp, for nearly the past year, without issue. I have yet to remove anything that has been up longer than 6months, but peels just fine as far as I can tell.
     
  11. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Seems to be the topic of discussion here-a-late.........
     
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