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Fluroescent Chrome Vinyl

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by dynamicdezigns, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. dynamicdezigns

    dynamicdezigns New Member

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    i bought a 30 yard roll of fluorescent green chrome vinyl in the past few months. installed a window visor on a car in town about 2 months ago, and now the top 1/2" or so, has lost the coloring. anyway to prevent this? the roll of material looks fine, was fine when installed. think the vinyl was made by Creative Vinyl?? its supposed to be 5 year outdoor durability...
     
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  2. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    Sometimes you learn the hard way. Chrome vinyls are the worst for exterior use, I've never heard of any that have a 5 year warranty that actually held up. If it was a mylar base, 2 years is about their limit on a vertical surface; horizontal (and windshields would be considered that) less than half their rated life. About the only way you might prolong the color is to put a clear laminate on top.
     
  3. spmracing

    spmracing Guest

    +1, I wont use colored chrome without lam..
     
  4. dynamicdezigns

    dynamicdezigns New Member

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    what would be the easiest way of laminating it? just using a vinyl cutter... i have no laminator yet.. cut same design in clear vinyl, then layer?
     
  5. spmracing

    spmracing Guest

    That is probably the best way if you dont have a laminator and no clear vinyl.. If not send it out im sure it wont cost more than $5 and is cheaper than buying clear vinyl
     
  6. heyskull

    heyskull Very Active Member

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    Fluorescent and Chrome are the worst to be used outside but both together is a sure recipe for disaster.
    As for fitting onto a windscreen I wouldn't guarantee any further than a day even less if it rains.
    I have had both Fluorescent and Chrome fail within 6 months.
    The Colour is just printed over the chrome so that is gonna wear off and as for covering in clear laminate even the best gloss laminates make the chrome loose its shine.
    I didn't think any manufacturer would give a 5 year warranty on chrome but it is worth calling them and have a moan.

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  7. dynamicdezigns

    dynamicdezigns New Member

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    yeah, just learned my lesson with it.. im new to the graphics world, so i still got some learning to do. thanks anyone for your help! :notworthy:
     
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