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Need Help Contra Vision

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Alex Stevenson, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Alex Stevenson

    Alex Stevenson New Member

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    Hi, a few days ago I did an install with contra vision on some windows and now the material has 'bubbled' up in places. The windows were cleaned, degreased and dried properly and the material was carfeully squeegeed on. I've installed this material before with no problems. Could it be that the material is past its life span, (we bought it in Oct 2017) or could it just be the weather where it's been really cold and damp?
    Any help would be much appreciated as otherwise we'll have to buy more material and re-do the entire job.
    Thanks all!!!
     
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  2. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    See lots of issues with Contra over the years. You probably just have an old roll. What temp. are you installing at?
     
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  3. Alex Stevenson

    Alex Stevenson New Member

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    It was quite cold when I installed, probably around 6-7 degrees (celsius) but the wind on the day made it feel even colder. I'm just wondering if the material has lost it's 'tac' where it is a couple of years old. Not that its overly tacky in the first place.
     
  4. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    Most vinyls etc do have a shelf life, I’d probably try get a data sheet and see how you get on.

    we haven’t ever really noticed any issues with regards to products getting to end of shelf life other than with static cling. We usually only get about 6 months a roll before it goes bad.
     
  5. Alex Stevenson

    Alex Stevenson New Member

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    Thanks iPrint, I've looked at the datasheet and can't see any info for the shelf life. I suspect you're right though, it probably is the material has past it's best before date.
     
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