Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Oracal 651 Question

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by muledalton, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. muledalton

    muledalton Member

    67
    0
    6
    Apr 3, 2008
    Would you trust Oracal 651 Intermediate Vinyl to last 5 to 6 years on a vehicle applies to a flat surface?
     
    Tags:
  2. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

    5,438
    8
    38
    Dec 30, 2003
    NJ
    No.
    Stick with cast vinyl for vehicles.
     
  3. ONLINE SIGN GUY

    ONLINE SIGN GUY Member

    198
    0
    16
    Nov 13, 2009
    CEDAR RAPIDS
    I just started using the oracal 651 3 years ago, it on my vehicle, it shows no signs of shrinkage or cracking.....normally you wan to use a high performance vinyl on a vehicle, but i knew i was going to change it every few years. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Just Another Sign Guy

    Just Another Sign Guy Very Active Member

    3,057
    0
    0
    Jun 19, 2004
    from Oracal's website

    651 Outdoor Durability
    (based on vertical surface exposure) 6 years, 4 years metallic, 3 years brilliant blue

    BUT PLEASE don't take that as i am recommending you use it

    in my opinion material is (or should be) such a small cost in the work we are doing use the right material for the job premium CAST. why take unnecessary risks. do it right or do it twice...if the client gives you that second chance.
     
  5. gnatt66

    gnatt66 Active Member

    703
    0
    16
    Oct 31, 2007
    NH
    this is gonna sound bad, but i'll take the backlash (and deserve it)

    today i did my first truck job with cut vinyl that was out of my circle of friends and racing people. i just haven't done too many pickup trucks.

    i of course ordered oracal 751 for it, cause it was a. not mine and b. a brand new 50k 6 wheel dump truck.

    cast is SO much nicer, it's not even close. cut and weeded like butter, shine was awesome and applied perfectly.

    and i felt CONFIDENT that it would last longer than needed. cheap insurance.

    i did a small window graphic on my truck in shinerite a little over a year ago. way over 1/16th glue ring all around it already. looks like crap.
     
  6. CL Graphics

    CL Graphics Active Member

    535
    0
    16
    Feb 24, 2007
    Here we only use 651 on race cars, Coroplast, cheap window decals and occasionally on banners(we print most banners). Cast on Everything that needs to last more than a year.
     
  7. muledalton

    muledalton Member

    67
    0
    6
    Apr 3, 2008
    The reason I asked was that I have a roll of 651 that I will probably never use the rest of (gray). It's going on an oil field truck that they will not keep longer than 5 years. At that point it will be pealed off anyway when they sell it or trade it in.
     
  8. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

    8,593
    86
    48
    Sep 29, 2003
    Wetumpka, AL
    I've got two fleets with vans going back almost 8 years all done in Oracal 651 & 751. The 651 is holding up better than the 751. The only noticable aging on the 651 is a loss to the gloss and the red is fading on the oldest jobs.
     
  9. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

    14,457
    19
    38
    Dec 24, 2003
    Butler, PA
    I think for what you are asking for, use-wise, it should be OK.
    But I am like the others, only cast on vehicles and "good" signs.
    I do use 651 on windows, coro, and banners.
    Have had both red and yellow fade after about 18 months.
    Love....Jill
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...