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painting trucking covers

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by insigns, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. insigns

    insigns New Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Can anyone give a recommendation on the best materials and process for painting semi trucking covers. These are 9' x 26' per section that overlap to cover a 52' trailer. The material is a smooth banner. I don't feel confident vinyl will stick long term with the way they get rolled and folded up so I am thinking paint. I did a small sample w/ paint mask vinyl that worked well. Just trying to figure out water based paint vs oil and if there are any primers that would help adhere to the banner?
  2. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    You need to give us more information. Paint either will work or it won't.

    You need to paint a few splotches, let them dry and see which won't rub, scratch or peel off with a lot of elbow grease.

    There is a primer called Tri-Coat that works well. I have no idea of where to get it anymore. Ameriban used to handle it.

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