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Decals on sliding windows

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by GP, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. GP

    GP Very Active Member

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    Do you put decals (751, printed vinyl, or perf) on the rear, roll-down windows of the Tundra? How long can you expect premium materials to last when the window is used on a not-so-regular basis?

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  2. zigns62

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    you can use edge tape to keep the edges down on the print material to keep it from rolling up and getting damaged
     
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    thetimberwindranch New Member

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    ..and don't trim it at the edge of the rubbers..cut it about 1/2 inch long and tuck it under the rubber with a squeege or plastic tool like a slim credit card ( I save the promotional ones that come in the mail).
     
  4. WrapperX

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    Obviosuly edge irritation is going to shorten the life of any vinyl. Like Zigns said, you can put down an edge tape or I use primer 94 along the edges of all window perf whether its on a usable window or not. But even with that, if its moving up and down the edges get battered. Timberwind has a good method too although its not always possible to get at the rubber edges.
     
  5. MikePro

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    i trim my edges back 1/4" and overlap with lamination tape flush along the edge of the seal. Let the tape get beaten up, not your graphic. You can always go back and re-laminate the edges if damage is done over the years... for a small fee*
     
  6. GP

    GP Very Active Member

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    Thanks guys - all great ideas.

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  7. stickerman68

    stickerman68 New Member

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    i wouldnt do nothing but put it on....pretty durable....if there like most people i know, the truck will be traded in way before the graphic will come off.....rear windows ..like u said hardley used anyhow...
     
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