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clear shield on window perf

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by timandmikki, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. timandmikki

    timandmikki Member

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    Does anyone here use clear shield on window perf? I use it on banners but this is my first window perf install. It will be going on a business window. If you do use it, do you apply while the perf material is still on the backing paper?
     
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    AUTO-FX Very Active Member

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    I sometimes spray frog juice clear on the perf rather than film laminate, and yes, on the liner.
     
  3. gabagoo

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    I am pretty sure if you use it , it will fill in the holes and the view from the back side would be blurry. Test some first
     
  4. MikePro

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    my guess is that it won't fill the holes. i haven't tried it myself, but i have used my liner as a "field spray paint booth" and the paint repells and puddles on backing material. My guess is that the excess frog juice will gather around the edges of the holes and still dry as perforated material, rather than a crusty sheet of painted vinyl.
     
  5. mgieske

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    Apply with a foam roller & be sure to apply thin coats. This works well for us when not using roll lam.
     
  6. iSign

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    so, I am assuming this experience you refer to is on perf, correct?

    so, tell us... does it fill the holes with lam, or does it repel & thicken the coating around the perforations?
     
  7. mgieske

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    Apply with a foam roller & be sure to apply thin coats. This works well for us when not using roll lam.
     
  8. mgieske

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    Yes, on perf.
    The key is not to saturate.
    Heavy coats will fill the holes.
     
  9. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    cool, thanks
     
  10. zapblam

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    We always laminate as the holes get filled with dirt over time and then defeats the purpose of the perf on windows. On vehicles its a must to laminate perf.
     
  11. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    +1 to laminate... although is prefer to see if its worthwhile to laminate perf on clear, print, and laminate... so u can wet apply and b done.
    OR give me a perf- screened printable clear instead of pricey perf.cut material
     
  12. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    had a few more drinks... league volleyball into trivia night, and i feel strongly enough to +1 my own comment :peace!:
    feel free to correct me if someone's already done this, but I could imagine its gotta be a way to get me more cost-effective material that actually makes installation easier in the process.
    (by this i mean, coating clear with a perforated pattern of printable opaque white... if it hasn't already been invented, do it, i'll buy it, and you can buy me a drink)
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2011
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