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Box Truck Graphic Wrap installation easy way

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by mistcooling, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. mistcooling

    mistcooling New Member

    Jun 10, 2012
    What is the best and easy way to wrap box truck graphic having 13' x 6'
    graphic is a section of 13' x 3' each or can be cut in a four section..

    What is the best method, wet or dry?
    Tips for easy fast installation?

    Laminated graphic in not a 3m , but looks like very thin brand read as "Turupati International"

    I am in Houston, any help from the experts installers?
  2. amw

    amw Member

    DONT install wraps wet!

  3. Scott Reynolds

    Scott Reynolds Active Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    There is no overlap if you cut into 4 pieces. Get a few people to help, line up to bottom panel first and tape on. Mark the print, pull half of the liner and install half at a time. When the bottom is on, line up the over lap on the top panel and install the same way. DRY!

    Who printed it? What kind of vinyl and lam is it? Who are you and why are YOU doing this? :Big Laugh

    So your Work Description says:

    "Offering a best Installation service on vehical Graphics, banner, Event and Trade show signs"

    So your a mister install company in Houston and you bought a printer and now your doing "Wraps"? You clam to be "best Installation service on vehicle Graphics" but you do not know how to do one of the simplest 2 panel installs. Im not trying to be a jerk here, but please take 2 steps back and rethink your approach to your new found business venture.
  4. LarryB

    LarryB Member

    Dec 3, 2006
    Webster, Texas
    Are you a end user? I would recommend using a qualified installer. I do not think signs 101 is a place for an end user to come for advice. Maybe Fred can chime in.
  5. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

    Sep 10, 2010
    oh my.

    don't install wet...
  6. mopar691

    mopar691 Member

    Sep 15, 2010
    He does work for a misting company, so he could do a really good job misting it with even coverage for the install. And do it in full 95 deg sunlight cause it would be cool in the mist.

    Im wondering where I can get a mister?
  7. john1

    john1 Guest

    Support your local sign businesses. Stop trying to save money and do things yourself. You clearly aren't a sign company and clearly not a jack of all trades.


    Sorry to be harsh but do things the right way.
  8. FishnSigns

    FishnSigns Member

    Jul 14, 2011
    Littleton, Colorado
    I agree with mopar. Let the truck sit in the hot TX sun for 3-4 hours, start your install around 2pm - oh and don't forget to lay your graphics out in the sun so they are nice and warm.

    Or... throw out your crap vinyl, hire a pro and have it done right the first time.
  9. VolunteerSign

    VolunteerSign Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    God I love it here! I only hate it took me so long to get here :clapping:
  10. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

    Sep 11, 2003
    Olympia, WA
    This member's registration was initially rejected for the same reasons others have noticed and quoted in this thread. He then contacted me and argued that he is starting an installation service, so he was allowed entry here. Whether or not that is true is up to each individual member to decide as well as whether or not to offer legitimate advice.
  11. Scott Reynolds

    Scott Reynolds Active Member

    Feb 5, 2005
    I am flying to Huston Tuesday the 12th for a week and thought about offering to stop by and maybe give you a few pointers. But Im staying in The Woodlands and Richmond, at 50 miles, is too far away. Oh well, best of luck to ya. Scott
  12. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

    Sep 30, 2009
    San Francisco, CA

    yeah hire one of us professionals.
  13. Vinylman

    Vinylman Very Active Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    Berlin Center, Ohio
    He sounds like just another HACK Wanna-Be that is to cheap to pay for professional services from a fully trained certified installation company. Penny wise Pound STUPID!

    IF! he is starting an "installation service" Then perhaps after going to 3M installation school, OR studying under the infamous Frank Fellers school of obnoxious installers, he might stop in occasionally, and share some of his own hard won knowledge about the "proper" way to install.

    Here is another insight. If using "Turupati International" perhaps contacting your off shore printing source {i.e. INDIA} they might be able to communicate the proper techniques.
    Baring that, you could always return to your "printing source" and ask them to install it.

    { OH! Sorry that would mean you would have to PAY someone to due what you already thought you knew how to do yourself. OR NOT!:iamwithstupid
  14. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006

    What a great way to start the week.................. :goodpost:
  15. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

    Aug 28, 2007
    I'm thinkin' if you don't have the knowledge to know that you don't do wraps wet...you probably shouldn't have sold the job. Even doing a 5 minute search on YouTube or Google would have answered that for you.
  16. anotherdog

    anotherdog Very Active Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    yet another case of signs101 members jumping on the newbie.

    Few installers here attended a formal course, many simply learned from a more experienced installer on the job or progressed from simple installs to wraps by incremental learning (the expensive way).

    While I cringe at the thought of someone starting to learn without access to a cheap way to reprint screwed-up panels, I can't fault someone for wanting to develop new skills or even save money installing it themselves.

    While I'm not a licenced electrician I have wired my lighting myself, Does that mean I should be roasted on a forum for seeking guidance?

    Mistcooling, go to Utube and spend a few hours with installation videos... and for gods-sake hire a professional.
  17. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    Unless it's different in Canada.... down here.... you can do all the plumbing, electrical and cement work you want.... as long as it's done in your own house where you abide. You can't do it to a rental, commercial or any other type of dwelling, but you can screw yourself and your family up all ya want without any penalty of law.

    Have you, personally, ever re-wired or furnished finished electrical work for your sign business ??

    As for your other statement, the guy was already denied access for coming aboard and argued til he was accepted according to Fred's post#10, in case you didn't notice. He's evidently lied about his credentials and wants to cut yet another sign shop out of the picture and wants to seek advice from possibly the very guy he's screwing, so yes, it's about time we rid ourselves of these parasites.

    Honest to goodness Newbies are one ting, but home wannabe's.... take 'em out back and shoot 'em.

    Here ya go.... down here, you can be the world's best mechanic, but if you don't have a state certified licesne, you can't inspect a vehicle. You can maintain it, but you can't sticker it. How 'bout them thar apples.​
  18. mistcooling

    mistcooling New Member

    Jun 10, 2012
    Box Truck Graphic Wrap Installation

    MISTCOOLING starting a seperate sign department on the Rental Box trucks and initial offering to all their dealers, distributors and Installers
    on their trucks, this is a new idea of promoting sales together..
    As a matter of fact we had hired two installers with a written quote and confirmation, but unfortunately both installers could not fulfill their promises
    and started asking unreasonable amount of money due to their fixed rate contract with the existing company they work for.
    I spent two weeks on installers, and can't wait any more, but decided to do by my own, and one section already installed with a easy home made tool
    instead of RollerPro , I have used simple Shipping Tape dispensers roller, and that turns out to be a great result with the heat on the rivetts
    We have already hired a graphic guys
    So within 2/3 days I am sure can be able to install these kind of graphic on more and more trucks and will post the pictures with a new economical ideas we used
  19. TXFB.INS

    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    Lone Star State
    good luck, interested in seeing as many pics of what you are doing as you want to post.
  20. lexsigns

    lexsigns Member

    Dec 24, 2007
    Burlington ma

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