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Opinion Pairing different brand of Vinyl and Laminate

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Netter26, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Netter26

    Netter26 Member

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    Hello, so I've almost gone through a roll of Arlon DPF4500 GLX and I have close to 1/4 roll of the Arlon 3420 Laminate left. I'm switching to Oracal 3165RA and the 210 Laminate for short term use stuff. Do you think I can get away with pairing the 3420 laminate and the 3165RA until the 3420 is used up?

    Thank you
     
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  2. BIG EASY DOES IT

    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    How short is short term. I would say you shouldn't have any issues for a golf tournament or something similar. I wouldn't trust it for anything longer then a week outside though. You just don't know.
     
  3. Netter26

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    I was thinking maybe for race cars, since they get beat up anyways. Just don't want it to go to waste. But it may be the best to use the 210 Lam and save the 3420 for the short short term use. Thank you the input.
     
  4. Bubba06

    Bubba06 Just Somebody

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    Don't do it.......Just don't. I have tried it in a pinch, in the past, and immediately regretted it.
    Customer had a Go Kart, and wanted something cheap. I used the last of a roll of 210 on some house brand vinyl.
    As soon as the customer got home, and put it on, he called me, and said the laminate started peeling.

    He was a friend of mine, I said "You said you wanted something cheap".
    We laughed about it, and I redone them with the right stuff.
     
  5. Netter26

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    Great, thank you for the advice. I'll stick with the 210 Lam
     
  6. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Why is everyone saying not to do it? That Arlon is perfectly fine and maybe more durable than the 210. Mix away. I can't see any issue there. We mix stuff all the time. I only use 3M laminates and it's fine on any vinyl nearly that we put it on.
     
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