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Discussion in 'Vehicle Graphics' started by night eagle, May 29, 2012.

  1. night eagle

    night eagle Active Member

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    i have a possible job on a lrg 18' truck. apparantly the truck will be freshly painted and the guy is not even using automobile paint. customer says the paint shop oks decals after 3 days with paint they are using.

    obviously i have given the potential customer tons of warnings and redflags but he his bound and dertimined to do this.

    anybody have any experience in placing lrg decals on vehicles after shortly after painting like this...

    lol sorry but it sure seems like im walking into a poop storm with this...

    mark galoob
     
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  2. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    the 1st thing i see that puckers my butt:
    " the truck will be freshly painted and the guy is not even using automobile paint."
    NOW THE NEXT MOVE HERE....... for me would be TAKE IT SOMEWHERE ELSE!!! I WOULDNT TOUCH THIS WITH A 10 FOOT POLE.
    2. the owner of the truck and the guy painting the truck...........is an example of WHEN 2 FOOLS MEET!!!!
    the owner looking for the CHEAPEST paint job, the guy doing the paint job for CHEAP!!!!
    NOW, you gota have more I.Q. then is between these 2. do you really want to get in the cluster *****???
     
  3. d fleming

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    The instant tape pulls off paint you will be the bad guy.
     
  4. night eagle

    night eagle Active Member

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    yup, i told him this and he is willing to risk losing paint. i recommended banners till the paint has time to cure but he is bound and determined to do it...

    mark galoob
     
  5. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I would use painters tape & app fluid.
     
  6. visual800

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    i wouldnt do it. he is just in a hurry to get it done and not being cautious, let the risk lie on someone elses back
     
  7. Scott Reynolds

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    Ive vinyled over Imron 5000 & 6000 a couple of days after with no problem. But whats this "not even using automobile paint" crap?! House paint? Latex?

    I would pass...
     
  8. Red Ball

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    ...seems like im walking into a poop storm with this...

    You got that right.
     
  9. Pat Whatley

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    Lettered one two weeks ago that had been stripped and sprayed with Rustoleum Industrial Enamel the weekend before. No problems at all and the paint looked outstandind.

    Still a crap shoot so if you do it test it a lot first and make sure you explain it's not your fault if anything happens.
     
  10. Gino

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    Sometimes, ya just wanna do a job, because it's gonna pay well, so if the guy wants to be a clown and do all the initial work wrong, simply tell him, you won't promise a thing, but it will probably work. If not, no hard feelings and HE pays to fix damages and if you have to do anything over again.

    Then slop as much liquid stuff on there and try not to let any application tape hit the truck for very long. Spray the livin' snot out of the other side of the tape when it's time to lift it and you shouldn't have any problems.

    Make sure you quote him high to at least make the stress worthwhile.
     
  11. ChicagoGraphics

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    If you do, do it make sure you have everything in writing, I see a disaster in the making.
     
  12. HulkSmash

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    3 weeks, no warranty.
     
  13. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Oh yeah...if you do it get paid up front. You'll have a hard time collecting if applying it rips off the paint.
     
  14. night eagle

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    yup, i have listed ALL the bad things i can think of that would happen with this one to him and tried to run him off but he wants to pay me to do it...i even told him no refund at all for any reason, and im not responsible for any damages to it...ill put that all in writing also...

    i tried to get him to just print some banners and let the paint sit awhile and he doesnt want to do it, so i guess i better get a snorkel...lol

    mark galoob
     
  15. Jillbeans

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    Put everything that you said into writing and make him sign off on it.
    I always make the client wait a month no matter what they tell me.
    Love....Jill
     
  16. MakeMyGraphic

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    What if you suggest using the Decal as a masking prior to the final paint and then have them paint and remove the vinyl decals after the paint has dried ?
     
  17. heyskull

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    For my bit I would say to him, " due to the likely event of the paint job failing and you pulling paint of I would insist on payment up front".
    Obviously he has had this painted very cheaply and I would more worry about how much preparation their was prior to the application.
    If it is an oil based paint it could be months or even longer before it is suitable to letter!!

    Get your money upfront and warn the customer you want no bad mouthing afterwards.

    SC
     
  18. trik

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    Not automotive paint??? Ouch! We have done cars the same day, but they were dried(baked in a booth) with the painter taking full responsibility that the paint had cured. Had the customer and painter sign off on the ok to apply, all was fine. But like everyone has mentioned, this just sounds scary. Hate to turn work away but you need to look at what may happen down the road, and what it might cost you, even if you get them on today just fine. good luck!!!!
     
  19. rjssigns

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    Run Forrest RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you do this job you will find yourself muttering: "Touched by the hand of Satan"
     
  20. CheapVehicleWrap

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    I love poop
     
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