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Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by Stacey K, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. Stacey K

    Stacey K Getting Back in the Game

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    Hi all - I've attached a photo of a truck that needs some striping. I'm not sure how I should go about this because of the angles. The blue and black will go all across the side but I only added it on half so you can see the actual truck. Cut vinyl with some cut vinyl lettering to be applied on the black area. Should I butt the blue up to the black? What if there is a little area here and there where it doesn't line up exactly? Could use some ideas on this if anyone has any, thanks much!

    Also - applying to the stainless...can I use Oracal 751 and what chemical should I use to clean it? He actually has a chemical he currently cleans it with and I asked him to send me a pic of the bottle. I have a roll of the blue (Oracal 751) that I used on his other vehicles.
     

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  2. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    Knifeless Tape and generous overlaps.
     
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  3. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    We'd overlap, decide which will be easiest to get a straight edge at the overlap and put that down last.Probably put down the blue first then have the black short of the seam to have a nice straight line. Clean like any metal. We use only the best cast materials on trucks
     
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  4. Gino

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    Those areas are rarely ever 100% straight. Since you already have the blue, I'd cover the entire area with the blue. That way, you only have 4 edges to contend with for good adhesion, instead of 12. Then, lay your black strip down the middle and then your lettering. In all honesty, I would want to paint the stripes and then letter it once it's dry.
     
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  5. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    I would print full stripes on Controltac, lay as one piece, and move on to the next job.
     
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  6. Gino

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    That would be another good way, but I don't think the OP has a printer.
     
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