Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Removing cast film and vehicle paint damage

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by boostednlinefor, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. boostednlinefor

    boostednlinefor New Member

    Aug 29, 2010
    What kind of paint damage have y'all seen when removing cast vinyl (3m 7125, oracal 751, etc) from a vehicle's painted surface (with original factory paint in good condition) after 3-5 years?

    Does Primer 94 in trouble areas increase chances of paint damage?

    Also, does proper post heating produce max bond to allow me to do a quick adhesion test of the painted surface? Or over the years will the film increase its level of bond even more than that of post heating?

  2. artsnletters

    artsnletters Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Upland CA
    i don't know about the issues you speak of, but i show people a disclaimer stating, "We are not responsible for any underlying paint defects". Meaning say someone had a cheaply done fender repair where the painted surface was improperly prepped/lacked adhesion and while removing any graphics or transfer tape, up comes the paint/clear etc etc with the vinyl. There is no way one can know about things like this....until it happens. So i have this posted on a policy sign in my office.
  3. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Augusta, ME
    None ever. (speaking from 7 years experience) though the paint can oxide and fade around it causing ghosting.

    Repaints are a whole 'nother story. I have had regular masking tape pull up paint before.

Share This Page