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  1. interstate

    interstate New Member

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    We are a leader in the application and removal of commercial graphics.( fleets, bus/vehicle wraps, store imaging). We have been providing service nation-wide( U.S.) since 1988.
     
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  2. geb

    geb Very Active Member

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    Welcome, interstate, hope to hear much more from you. Maybe you can help me to get over my fear of rivets on trailers.

    George
     
  3. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Ahhhhh Ha! The dreaded rivetophobia rears its ugly head.

    Anyway, welcome to Signs 101. We're glad you found us.

    :signs101:
     
  4. interstate

    interstate New Member

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    Thanks George. Let me know if I can help you, or answer any questions for you. Feel free to call.

    Paul
    Interstate Graphics of WI
    715-252-1814
    www.graphicsinstall.com
     
  5. geb

    geb Very Active Member

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    Rob Ivers would be disappointed with me. I have watched the videos a couple of times, but when I get to the rivets, I do what the video says, use the middle of the squeegee, and run over the rivets, then go back with heat gun and rivet brush and I seem to tear the vinyl with the brush. I also poke a hole in the bottom of the rivet bubble before applying a little heat and brushing. I have lettered a couple of trailers, with less than disireable results in my book. The customers weren't too disappointed, but I know it can be better.
    Well, glad to see you here, Paul, maybe you can share some tips when you get settled in.

    George
     
  6. THATgirl

    THATgirl Very Active Member

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    hi Paul.......nice to see you in signs101:thumb:
     
  7. Dennis Raap

    Dennis Raap Active Member

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    Hi Paul welcome to :signs101:
     
  8. interstate

    interstate New Member

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    Thanks THATgirl and Dennis for the welcome.

    George-
    For your problem with rivets, try to use a little less heat and make sure you poke enough holes around the rivet head. That is usually the problem with material tearing. Possibly a little less pressure with the brush. I can't positively say with out watching you. Another problem may be surface and/or air temp and the brand of vinyl thats being used. All vinyl is effected by temp, some more so than others. I personally would recommend only 3M or avery when it comes to fleet graphics and vehicle wraps. Both materials are more forgiving when it comes to surface/air temp and the amount of heat you apply to the rivets, plus there both excellant brands. Mac-tac for example is very sensitive to temp. it becomes very brittle if you can not keep the surface temp at a certain temp. and it lay's down very poorly. I hope that helps you. If you still have problem's, feel free to call. Thanks, and talk to you later.

    Paul
    Interstate Graphics of WI
    715-252-1814
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    www.graphicsinstall.com
     
  9. geb

    geb Very Active Member

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    Thanks Paul, I'll try poking more holes the next time I get a chance at rivets. I use avery 8 whenever I can. Good talkin' to you.

    George
     
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