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need the highest adhesive white vinyl

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by gabagoo, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    A good customer ordered 20" x 36" reflective decals from me with their logo on them.

    I printed everything on 2 ml clear and then laminated it to 3M white vehicle grade reflective.

    Customer did not explain to me that they were going on a tank on a vac truck that is made of a slightly pebbled surfaced plastic.

    he said my decals basically peeled off, but said that the tank did have decals on it from the mfg, which they took off and he said they were stuck on very well.

    I sent him a sample of the 3m perma grip and he called to say it lasted 10 days and basically never really held on permanantly
    I called a screen printer friend and asked what the strongest adhesive he uses and it is a Flexcon RTS vinyl.
    I think that only comes in sheet form but I will make it work, I am just wondering if anyone has any other high adhesive vinyls they may have used....Someone made something that stuck to the tank.
     
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  2. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    The original decals might've been mylar. That's some strong sh!t right thar. I don't care what anybody says.
     
  3. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    Convex or General Formulations Moto Wrap.

    Surface needs cleaned with degreaser and alcohol prior to install. 3M primer 94 also works wonders on dimpled plastic although some of the people around here are scared to do it.....
     
  4. peavey123

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    I've used Arlon DPF8000 in the past for things like that. I believe it was originally meant for concrete?...not sure...I don't get those requests often enough.
     
  5. scuba_steve2699

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    +1 for the Arlon DPF 8000 - i have yet to find something it would not stick to.
     
  6. ProWraps

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    we run through miles of arlon 8000. we print thousands of large product decals every month that go on a stippled fiberglass with no gel coat. it sticks great.
     
  7. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I check this out...EM plastics carries Arlon I believe
     
  8. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    This- but it shrinks and gets adhesive on everything.
     
  9. splizaat

    splizaat Very Active Member

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    dpf8000 but it shrinks like a mother
     
  10. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    It's also $400 a roll and no partials....uggg. never needed it till now so basically I will use 5 yds and let the rest rot...or wait!!!! might make a great dog hair picker upper!!!.....
     
  11. sar bossier

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    That's one expensive dog hair picker upper ... OUCH! I think high bond masking tape would cost less ........................................

    just sayin! :wink:
     
  12. gabagoo

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    yes but did you only use $100 of it and let the rest sit and be hopeful it might move? I cant be doing stuff like that anymore and I have not the space to store stuff
     
  13. gabagoo

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    yea picking up corgi fur out of my car....lifetime supply!!!! :ROFLMAO:
     
  14. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    On the weird materials I buy 30". A bit more screwing around but easier to
    store and less $$$.
     
  15. knabbie

    knabbie New Member

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    Quality Media and Laminating has a vinyl that is very aggressive it is
    Duravinyl 435 under $300.00 for a 54"x150' roll not sure how much it shrinks
     
  16. John in Cali

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    N. Glantz has DPF 8000 on sale until the end of the year.
     
  17. Si Allen

    Si Allen Very Active Member

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    Everything seems to peel off?

    After they removed the old decals, did they wax it so as to look good?


    :help
     
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