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Applying Vinyl Over Holes in Truck

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Betty, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Betty

    Betty New Member

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    I have a truck that has some small 1/4" holes (an emblem was attached there) that I will be applying vinyl over. What is the best way to deal with the holes? The signage will be 1 color.

    Betty
     
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  2. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Fill if ya can bondo then sand smooth

    It will shrink if a hole is there then show up later, you can try 2 layers one for the hole then other as ya cover normal

    But longer the time more it will show ..fill is best
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    You can try bondo, but our experience has been.... most fillers will eventually fail and fall out anyway. If you're not a body shop or have access to one and the customer isn't willing to pay for it.... just put the vinyl over the hole and let it be. You're a sign shop, not a body shop.
     
  4. BadAss

    BadAss Active Member

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    Use a piece of Mylar film (chrome or whatever) and then cover with vinyl. It strenghtens the holes.
     
  5. CL Graphics

    CL Graphics Active Member

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    cover em up with vinyl and tell em no warranty. Or open the hole up and dont worry about it.
     
  6. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    If the graphic will cover the hole, we put a vinyl dot over the hole (and on the back if accessible), then apply the lettering
     
  7. Betty

    Betty New Member

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    Thanks for the tips
     
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