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First time I have encounterd this.....

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by tattoo.dan, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. tattoo.dan

    tattoo.dan Active Member

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    Anybody have a good technique on installing over these or know if they can be removed and replaced after install?

    Looks like a PITA to me!

    Kind of a box truck and installing full print on sides and lift gate...
     

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  2. StarSign

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    Rivets, you just go over them.
     
  3. tattoo.dan

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    Right, but they are larger and plastic, so I didn't know if they were like a cap or something. they are about the size of a quarter and stick out a 1/4" or so...
     
  4. Gino

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    They are a cap. They are connected from behind with a carriage type bolt from the inside wooden rail.

    We've applied both ways, by going over and..... removing them. We try to design and miss these buggers cause they sometimes can distort a critical image. When removing, if it's a solid color, it's a cakewalk.
     
  5. tattoo.dan

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    Thanks Gino...That is what I was wondering...will try to avoid them in the layout, cuz they are everywhere! lol
     
  6. tattoo.dan

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    I have one Pat, and have tried it a couple time, but have not got the technique down...maybe this would be the job to get it down for huh?!?
     
  7. tattoo.dan

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    Sounds like I have something to do this evening then Pat!
     
  8. Coloradosigns

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    they're pretty easy to wrap over. Tread them like regular rivets, except leave about 2-3"stretch around it to work in.

    post heat.. just did a box truck with the same rivets.. no issue.. just try your best to keep seams out of them. And they're not caps... trust me i checked. you can't remove them.. most of the time they're holding up racks.

    and I wouldn't use the rollepro on those..
     
  9. Gino

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    All the ones we removed are from the inside as I said earlier. You can see there is threading in there to hold the screw. They do support the walls and must be put back in. I just meant they can be removed temporarily for installation and then put back in if needed. You can see the jagged edges to hold onto the wall of the body, along with the threads in both pictures. The other is one where we went over it directly.
    yellow cap.jpg yellow cap-2.jpg
    yellow caps-3.jpg
     
  10. ProWraps

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    you want to tent over them. then go back and cut around them. hit them with a little bit of heat, not much at all and squeege in around them, then lock down the top with your finger.

    we do thousands of them. they are carriage head bolt covers. dont take them off as you will have to remove the carriage head bolt. no need.
     
  11. tattoo.dan

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    cut around them?
     
  12. ProWraps

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    yup.
     
  13. Coloradosigns

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    Here's one we did 2 weeks ago. we cut around each one after post heating the crap out of them.

    leave enough tent to work them in without wrinkles. The trickiest ones are the ones that are inches apart...
     

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    hit them with just a touch of heat after you cut them and it will make it lay down perfect and the top part that got cut out will lay flat. dont heat before cutting.

    even the ones within inches of each other will lay down perfect if you tent, cut then touch of heat then lay down.
     
  15. tattoo.dan

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    Thanks for the tips guys!!
     
  16. Coloradosigns

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    i heated before, and you couldn't even see a gap.

    take notes. :glasses:
     
  17. ProWraps

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    rofl.
     
  18. Coloradosigns

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    i do my best.
     

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