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cut vinyl letters w/ window perf ?

Discussion in 'Vehicle Graphics' started by petepaz, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    i am quoting a job for a fire truck. they have some cut letters they want on the top front windshield. they requested wintow perf.
    anyone done this before? not sure but won't that look like crap and how long would that hold up? they are only 3" letters so it's not like it will block the drivers view.
     
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  2. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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    How about a 3"+ strip of printed perf?
     
  3. ova

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    Did the back window of a Tow Truck [roll off] and the side windows of a van for the same company. Both vehicles are kept inside when not in use. I left the perf white so I didn't laminate it.

    One is five years, the other four.

    Only problem so far is the flaking or chiping of the perf where a hole has been cut thru when the letters were cut out. they wash these vechiles about once/ week.

    Dave
     
  4. SlightlyChilled

    SlightlyChilled Very Active Member

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    Hell
    +1
     
  5. crystalcoastgraphics

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    We have done it in the past with thick letters where the windshield wipers won't hit it. Also we did a contour cut before we laminated it, did the weeding, cutting around all the crop marks so they stayed on, then laminating it and cutting it again but this time with like a cut path of 1/4" outside the original cut path so that you get a 1/4" of laminate that will basically seal the edges. Worked well, although haven't done it much. Haven't had any complaints or redo's!
     
  6. SIGNTIME

    SIGNTIME Active Member

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    haven't done this but it sounds to me like the best solution, I would use 3m edge sealer tape on the bottom as well.
     
  7. jfiscus

    jfiscus Adobe Shinobi

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    I've never done this before on a firetruck & I've done a lot of firetrucks...
    Talk them into another material, or just leaving it off all-together since it's just cut lettering at that small size.
     
  8. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    i quoted it with cut white vinyl letters and they were ok with that
    thanks for the input
     
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