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Removing cast film and vehicle paint damage

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

  1. boostednlinefor

    boostednlinefor New Member

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    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?

    J
     
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  2. artsnletters

    artsnletters Member

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    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.
    Tim
     
  3. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

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    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.
     
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