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3M IJ40C installation...

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by Moze, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    Got two rooms of this done today, but curious if there are any specific techniques I may not be aware of when installing? I used a 6" squeeze with a felt edge. Wondering if one of the Big Squeegee's would have helped.

    It's pretty forgiving stuff, but tends to wrinkle up easily - I think from being so thin. Middle lays easy, edges tend to wrinkle.

    Anyway, haven't messed with much of it, so any tips would be appreciated for future use.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    ij40 is one of the easiest vinyls to install.

    Wrinkles are most likely caused from not being installed evenly all the way down or side to side. Be sure to stay level in tacking.
     
  3. walters signs

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    anyone use this stuff on trailers? what type of lam do you throw on it
     
  4. Cale Frederick

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    I have used this on trailers and it worked great. I have used 8918 and 8919 as well as some of the Feller's Lamex cast. All seemed to install the same and have only ever had minor issues with any of them.
    However... with 3M's new reputation I no longer use it. But it was nice to work with.

    And not to foret... very nice Moze!
     
  5. FatCat

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    I often use one of my BS yard sign tools to help lay big pieces of vinyl faster. The soft felt edge doesn't damage un-laminated prints (if applicable) and the size really makes it go faster. However, depending on the circumstances you still may need to go back and touch up with a small squeegee if you don't apply even pressure. Give it a shot. :thumb:
     
  6. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    Thank you for the responses guys. You're probably right - I was likely putting uneven pressure on the roll as I was pulling it down. I really think the Big Squeegee would have worked. Oh well, maybe next time.

    Thanks again, I appreciate the responses.
     
  7. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    for the future... ij35 C works just as well or better than ij40.. when used indoors...

    and is a quarter the price..

    then again i wouldn't suggest using 3M, so try phototec..
     
  8. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    This was all customer supplied, I just helped with the install.

    And yeah, I know 3M isn't exactly in your Fav 5 right now... :smile:
     
  9. aaronJREgraphics

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    use like a 24" squeegee with GLASS TAPE!! GLASS TAPE!!
     
  10. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    Expound on 'glass tape'....?
     
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