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Applying vinyl to flex face material

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by jsmoritz2000, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. jsmoritz2000

    jsmoritz2000 Very Active Member

    Does anyone have any good tips for applying adhesive vinyl to Cooley 20 oz. flex face material? This would be the first flex face we have done. I'm considering using Oracal 8500 series translucent high performance vinyl. I think my main concern is should the flex face material be under tension when applying the vinyl or just rolled out flat? Any other recommendations would be great.
  2. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

    Dec 24, 2003
    Butler, PA
    I've only done this once, and the flex face was taut.
    I used Calon 2 translucent and treated it just like a regular sign.
    Applied dry with a gold squeegee then after I removed the transfer tape I heated it gently with a hairdryer and went over everything with a felt squeegee.
    I was out of my comfort zone but it went pretty well
    (I even had to tile 12" pieces)
    After 5 years or so it still looks fine.
  3. jsmoritz2000

    jsmoritz2000 Very Active Member

    Thanks, Jill. It's a little out of my comfort zone, too, so I appreciate the help. :)

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