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Perf turning brown....

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Bigdawg, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    We use proveer house brand perf material. Most of the perf we do is fully printed and we've not had a problem with any of it that is printed. We use Oracal 290GF for laminate

    On a fleet we did, the salesman vehicles had a lot of white in the perf windows instead of full printed. I've observed these white areas turning brown and look almost brittle. Not good. These range in age from a little over a year to 8 months ago.

    Keep in mind we are in nice sunny Florida.. but is this typical? Is it the el cheapo brand we used? Why is it turning brown????

    Would appreciate any thoughts.. including telling me I'm a dumbass for letting the boss convince me the cheap stuff was fine...
     
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  2. Mason

    Mason Very Active Member

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    Ahh... yeah like that.

    Its probably gettin sunburnt (no pun)
     
  3. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    Most pref is only warranted for 6 months to a year. Cheap or not, the suns going to bake it. We've had perf on our windows at our shop for over a year, and still looks as good as day 1, and tons of sun hits it. We also didn't even laminate it.
     

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  4. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    Printed like you have your windows... we have absolutely no problems. And we do tell them a year as far as "warranty"... but I've never seen perf turn brown like this

    Called Proveer - once I get some pics - they'll look into it

    Does name brand perf do the same thing in the unprinted areas? If so, there's no reason to not keep buying the cheap stuff...
     
  5. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    Eventually it will ALL turn brown from my experience. But Solvex from fellers browns the fastest.. that stuff is garbage. We actually use proveers house brand vinyl only for indoor perf, works really well.
     
  6. A couple of years ago, we got some perf from proveer that faded to white.
    Every job we did with that entire roll faded.
    We had been using thiers for a while with no trouble.
    Just that one.
     
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