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post heating question

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by simpson246, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. simpson246

    simpson246 Member

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    Hi all, just a quick few questions regarding post heating.

    First of all, which parts do you post heat? Is it just the parts you have heated and stretched so parts over arches, curves etc, or would you go over the whole thing.

    Second of all, with the Hexis HX20000 Wrap Vinyl, it is recommended to post heat to 80 - 90 degree's C.

    I did have a go at this although is this the correct temperature as that produces alot of heat and I'm concerned the heat may damage the paint underneath the graphics.

    Any info on this?

    Thanks,
     
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  2. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    Post heat everything according to specs which is never near enough to ruin the underlying finish.
     
  3. simpson246

    simpson246 Member

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    Hi, thanks for the reply.

    The spec stated 80-90 degree C so this should be fine regarding the paint?

    Thanks,
     
  4. GypsyGraphics

    GypsyGraphics Major Contributor

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    you need to post heat the entire job, to re-cast the vinyl into the new shape... ESPECIALLY into channels!

    Post Heating is SOP for vehicle wraps, don't worry...the paint job is safe.
     
  5. simpson246

    simpson246 Member

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    Thanks for the reply, much appreciated.
     
  6. Xcesiv

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    We were told during the hexis training we only need to post heat areas that we stretched. If you are unsure post heat it.

    I normally post heat 200mm - 300mm everywhere around an area I stretched. This means I do post almost the full wrap, but normally the entre of a flat bonnet doesn't get post heated.
     
  7. aaronJREgraphics

    aaronJREgraphics Member

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    I post heat 100% of my wraps and i dont worry about the heat effecting the paint I try to post heat between 150 and 185deg f. But i always post heat entire job even flat surfaces just to be safe!
     
  8. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    The paint will be fine, figure a black car on a summer day would get that hot easily.
     
  9. SqueeGeeMonkee

    SqueeGeeMonkee New Member

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    I have had issues with Avery 1005 not being able to reach the recommended post heat temp without killing the vinyl
     
  10. Patentagosse

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    Avery... it's like flipping a coin...
     
  11. CSOCSO

    CSOCSO I don't hate paint, I just overlay it.

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    post heat stuff that was bridged, stretched, concave areas and edges of doors and hood
     
  12. johnnysigns

    johnnysigns Very Active Member

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    Never had a problem post heating the Avery or 3M.
     
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