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Discussion in 'Vehicle Graphics' started by sdimmick, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. sdimmick

    sdimmick Member

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    how long should I wait to put the vinyl on fresh paint?
    This is for a newly painted boat.
     
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  2. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    No matter what anyone tells me I always wait two weeks.
    Love....Jill
     
  3. dwt

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    I like to wait 30 days, especially for gelcoat.
     
  4. dbmophead

    dbmophead Member

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    I have always waited at least 30 days and if the customer doesnt want to wait that long then the next shop down the road and pay to have it repainted....
     
  5. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Lettered my Jeep the day after it was painted, lettered the boat four days after paint. Didn't have any problems at all when I stripped the vinyl a couple of years later.

    Cure times will depend on the paint that was used, though.
     
  6. john1

    john1 Guest

    For years i have waited only 24 hours with no problems. Of course these were all baked in a professional booth and all so take that into consideration. I work with body shops alot doing this.
     
  7. sdimmick

    sdimmick Member

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    Thanks all!....I didnt do the graphics, my friend didnt know I did them until after the fact, but I told him i would help him put them on...i'll find out how it was painted (professionally or by Joe Schmoe)
     
  8. AUTO-FX

    AUTO-FX Very Active Member

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    if it was baked, then 72 hours will be ok.Any continuing outgassing at this point will work it's way through the vinyl.
    if it wasnt baked than wait atleast 2 weeks, 30 days is better.You COULD still put them on after a couple a days unbaked and you may or may not have minor outgassing bubbles under your vinyl,
    but the real reason to wait is for what happens later. The escaping solvents could ruin the long term adhesion, or the graphic could become permanently embedded in the paint and you wont ever be able to replace it without repainting.
    :doh:
     
  9. Sticker

    Sticker New Member

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    document everything you do.. I did rebranding for an electric company on about 1000 units. you dont know the repairs, when and how it was painted. The reflective stripes on some were inbedded into the paint and did not remove and was a real be-otch. and was also hard to get more $$ for those instances. i say play it safe, wait 30, same goes for inside mural on dry wall..play it safe, be smart, and have them sign off. ( Ive been burned b4)
     
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