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Suggestions Removable Decal for Aluminum Trucks

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by SoCalN8V, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. SoCalN8V

    SoCalN8V Active Member

    A customer of ours has a fleet of trucks and wants something like a magnet that can be removed every day. A regular magnet won’t work because the trucks have aluminum bodies. The trucks will driven up to 8 hours a day. Is there anything we can use?
     
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  2. De.signs Nanaimo

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    What about a banner frame, it would be pain to remove every day though.
     
  3. unclebun

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    In a word, no. There will later be plenty who will offer dot technology or other methods of temporary attachment, but none of them fulfill the same task a magnetic sheet does on a steel bodied car. These technologies will fulfill the task of putting the homecoming queen's name on a fiberglass or aluminum bodied car for a parade, but not for daily application and removal with the kind of durability expected of magnetic sheeting.
     
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    what about fabritac, or the similar alternatives? removable, reusable (even after getting crumpled. can be saved if the contact paper is saved. would take some testing to see how it reacts with the surface but ive done them on golf carts and my fridge and my guitar without killing the finish. could be worth a try.
     
  6. jsmoritz2000

    jsmoritz2000 Very Active Member

    We use Glass-A-Peel (formerly Glass-Ad-Here) from Fellers and we and our customers really like it.
     
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  7. iPrintStuff

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    For ease of use you’re looking at some sort of banner/sign frame if they need to be super durable (8 hours/day). Naturally this will also depend on size.

    Repositionable vinyl would likely be a PITA for the customer/whoever needs to remove/store/reapply it. (Though that’s also fairly dependant on the size).
     
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  11. Billct2

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    How big?
     
  12. SoCalN8V

    SoCalN8V Active Member

    12" diameter
     
  13. BigfishDM

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    Call me, I am local and I have a solution you can rock no problem. 714-878-7989 I am the resident dork when it comes to media.
     
  14. SoCalN8V

    SoCalN8V Active Member

    Does it stay put on the vehicles?
     
  15. jsmoritz2000

    jsmoritz2000 Very Active Member

    Yes. As long as they are clean and have good paint. It takes some effort to pull them back off the vehicle so they have far more sticking power than magnets but the material doesn't stretch so you can wash them with soap and water and use again and again. The only thing you want to avoid is kinking them so they no longer lay flat, but they are cheaper to produce than magnets so customers can afford to replace them once in a while. It's the best solution I've found.
     
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