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annoying wrap job.

Discussion in 'Portfolio Board' started by HulkSmash, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    This was the most obnoxious job. Poles, rivets, hinges, doors..20 degrees it was terrible.
    It's a 38 ft straight truck. the largest in CO

    EDIT: THIS METALLIC GOLD LETTERING AND IJ180 LOGOS APPLIED TO A RIVETED STRAIGHT BOX TRUCK
     

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  2. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    Looks Great!
     
  3. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    My wrap guy said kudo's... especially when he saw the 20 degrees part!
     
  4. GypsyGraphics

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    troublesome or not... you did a really nice job!
     
  5. laserman70

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    Looks great, really clean install. Nice work
     
  6. B-RAD Graphics

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    Clean design...:thumb: is that gold vinyl lettering with the logo as big decal..or did you fully wrap that the the cab and all?? Just curious if truck was a weird color and black & gold are there colors
     
  7. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    For the rectangle logo - IJ180 w/ 8518 OL.
    For the Gold lettering - Avery Ultimate Cast 900 Metallic Gold.. (worked surprisingly well over rivets)
     
  8. megacab

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    looks good man. nice and clean:thumb:
     
  9. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    am i the only person not really liking the design? app looks great...i wouldn't suggest doing any application in 20 degree weather, but everything looks like it went down nicely.
     
  10. cartar929

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    how did you overcome the temperature issue?
     
  11. "Deposit Please"

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    huh....you did that wrap outside?
     
  12. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    Those are myths! Myths i say! We have a 5k sq garage. we just couldn't fit it because of the height. Garage door 14.5 feet... Vehicle height.. 14.7 feet..

    We had to be really careful heating the rivets... and pushing down the lettering if we pushed too hard because it was cold it would split.. Needless to say we had several "re cuts" on certain gold lettering letters.

    But we've done Dozens of installs outside - the temperature isn't as big as an issue as most make it out to be for installing vinyl IMHO.
     
  13. AUTO-FX

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    It's not a wrap, for gawd's sake. But is DOES look nice!

    With the sun shining on it, the substrate surface temp is acceptable. been there.
     
  14. Gino

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    Kinda along with what AUTO said, what part is wrap and what part is die-cut ?? I'm missing something here.

    Great looking job and in those temperatures.... God Bless ya, cause no one else will.
     
  15. "Deposit Please"

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    Got ya, you mean lettering. It still looks like it was a challenge with all the obstacles. Gold always look good on black. Looks really nice.
     
  16. Gino

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    Yeah, I kinda get that part. Is the black painted on... or did the OP lay that down first and apply all other vinyl overtop ??

    I thought wrapping hinges and poles and the other incidentals was going a little overboard. We've done many of these trucks and they were always painted to the company's colors first and then we applied everything after the paint was dry.

    If that's the case, then I don't understand the title ?? :help



    Something else bothering me..... why is that '2' a different size ??
     
  17. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    Yeah, they didn't want to pay 11k to wrap the whole thing. So they paid 1k at maco to have it sprayed, and i lettered it. and put the logo on in Control Tac.
     
  18. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    HAHAHAHAHA. so we installed the whole thing. Same font same text size same everything. Our office manager comes out and is like.. so uh why is that 2 bigger. It was freaking odd... can't explain it at all.

    I took that pic before we replaced it.
     
  19. jiarby

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    Looks ok to me... except for that "2"

    Hope you let the paint cure long enough!
     
  20. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    cured 3 weeks. 1's all you need.
     
  21. phototec

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    annoying wrap job?


    Yes, it looks good, and yes it was done outside in the cold, however, applied vinyl lettering and one rectangle printed logo on each side does NOT constitute a WRAP job to me, am I missing something here?

    Why the title: annoying wrap job
     
  22. klemgraphics

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    Doing them outside sucks, it is possible without issues. I always hated fighting the wind. I have plenty of room inside now for 53' trailers and I'm not looking back.

    I thought 13' 6" was the legal height limit?

    Looks good though, always like black trucks when they are clean.
     
  23. klemgraphics

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    I just did a box truck that looked like the paint was applied with a roller, maybe an airless sprayer. It's a wonder the transfer tape didn't pull off a cheap maaco job, don't ask me why I say this.:Oops:
     
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