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Recommend High Tack White Opaque Vinyl To Stick To Polycarbonate Sheet Please.

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by aluminumwelder, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. aluminumwelder

    aluminumwelder Member

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    can anyone recommend a white opaque vinyl that I can use on polycarbonate sheet?
    stuff I'm using now peels off and requires me to use two or 3 layers of it to really block out the led lights behind it. There are certain areas where leds shine through and I need white because other colors look bad.

    I can live with multiple layers, but can't have it peelign off. indoor usage so no sun or weather issues.
    thanks!
     
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  2. SignProPlus-Chip

    SignProPlus-Chip Active Member

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    What are you using now?

    High tack should not be needed for polycarbonate. Almost any standard vinyl with a grey block-out adhesive should work fine.
     
  3. Oroscoe

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    We use 3m 50 series Scotchcal on polycarbonate with no issues. You don't need high tack unless you just want to use it.
     
  4. aluminumwelder

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    Yes I realize one does not need high tack for polycarbonate under normal circumstances, but this is not a normal application as there is about 10 pounds pressure on the Polycarbonate and the bond fails.
    if possible I"d like to use it on HDPE as well, after a long time seraching I found arlong dpf8000 and Advantage Sign Graphic Solutions | Oracal Buy ORAJET 3105HT High-Tack Calendered PVC 54" x 150' 3105GHT-54-050

    can't use gray backed adhesive because then the gray color shows through the white polycarbonate and makes it look darker.
     
  5. Signchief

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    Maybe high tac for first layer and grey back on top? This is weird... Is it clear poly? Are you printing the vinyl? Are you using other colors, if so what type of film are you using for the other colors?
     
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    Was clear used? Why weren't enough LEDs used to not create hot spots? Can more LEDs added?

    Any standard vinyl should stick.
     
  7. Signchief

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    Sorry I. Should have read your last post more carefully and I guess the title of your post. I would get my hands on samples of whatever material you are considering and test it under the specific conditions before you order a roll. It seems that whatever you're doing is very specialized and without more info it seems unlikely you'll find the answer your looking for without specifics on the nature of the project.
     
  8. jsmoritz2000

    jsmoritz2000 Premium Subscriber

    Is block out film not an option? Maybe I don't get the question.
     
  9. 2CT Media

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    3M IJ39 is HT with white adhesive, or Avery 2126HTEZ is white adhesive
     
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