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contrary to popular belief...

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by Kwiksigns, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Kwiksigns

    Kwiksigns wookie

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    YOU DON'T NEED PRIMER TO INSTALL A WRAP ON A CHEVY OR FORD WORK CAN. DAMNIT! STAHPPP it! I am sorry if this applies to you... but not really. 1 - a wrap usually lasts like... 3 years then they get it redone or take the vehicle out of line.... 75% of the time. STAHP using primer damnit! you are wasting both of our thyme. end rant.
     
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  2. Kwiksigns

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    WHY??!?! why do i do removals.......
     
  3. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    Ah the texting age where words get new letters and shortened...

    Whats wrong with STOP and TIME as words?
     
  4. Gino

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    Care to expand on that ??


    I don't get it ?? You're b!tching because you hafta do some work to remove something someone else did and the customer didn't go to them, but to you ?? How is that a problem ??


    I hate it when people throw fish hooks in the air while it's raining expecting to catch something in the water. :banghead:
     
  5. mesheau

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    I'm pretty sure what he's trying to say is that he doesn't like primer...
     
  6. Gino

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    I don't think so. Otherwise, he would've said that... instead of he hates to do wrap removals because of someone wasting his time with primer. He's a very confused person. Possibly pictures would help at this point. :wink: Anyway, it would help me, since I'm so easily confusable these days.
     
  7. Jester1167

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    I was an early adopter of Primer 94 and over did it a little for the first year or so. Once you have to remove a vehicle with primer on it, you learn to use it only where necessary. Now I only use it on a couple of spots on Ford and Chevy vans.

    The nightmare comes into play when someone over does it. I've seen primer put on with a 2" brush and/or painted on every edge. Removing all that adhesive sucks and I understand the frustration. Here's Jeremy Conner of Who Did That's nightmare as an example.
     
  8. Kwiksigns

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    yes, i hate the primer. im not confused. i am not upset they came to me, and we do removals and reinstalls all the time. its purely labor. i just don't like doing it when im cleaning all this primer off of a every groove on a van.
     
  9. gabagoo

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    How does one remove this primer? the usual assortment of weapons? ( alcohol, rapid remover, vinyl zapper) or do you need something special?
     
  10. SolitaryT

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    Logic would dictate that charging by the hour for a removal project would cover your ***. If it's primed, it takes longer, and your profit/hour goes up, yes? I mean, it's a pain in the ***, sure, but unless you hosed yourself and charged a flat fee for removing any wrap that comes through the door (in which case, why limit your rant to primer when you can expand it to include trucks with rivets, big trucks, cars with a bunch of complex curves, etc?), you should be okay, right?
     
  11. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    We use 0 primer on ford/chevy vans.

    I'm not seeing where you'd need it. We wrap into the wheel channels and have 0 lift age.

    here's a video I made.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr4kyfr487E
     
  12. Bosh

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    Overbuilding

    Primer is never "necessary", and makes removal a real drag. But I use it minimally and strategically anyhow. Why? Because I see it as equivalent to "overbuilding" a load bearing structure. We don't want bridges designed to support exactly as much weight as they're expected to hold. Does anyone really want to advertise "Easiest to remove wraps in town!"?
     
  13. MikePro

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    +1, no primer here unless necessary. and it's rarely necessary.
    if a surface is questionable, try applying a piece of vinyl to it - heat - cool - and try to remove, ezpz. usually, if the vinyl isn't sticking ...then you didn't clean it well.
    ...still, the last time i used primer was a few years back and before that years more. proper surface clean/prep is all you really need.
     
  14. Jester1167

    Jester1167 Premium Subscriber

    I install Chevy vans the same way, minimal stretch. Just always used a little primer and post heating as insurance.
     
  15. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

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