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The majority of your applications: Wet or Dry?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by darkdan, Nov 23, 2008.

Wet or Dry, DIYer or sign shop

  1. Full time sign shop: Majority Applied WET

    16 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. Full time sign shop: Majority Applied DRY

    127 vote(s)
    75.6%
  3. DIYer: Majority Applied WET

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  4. DIYer: Majority Applied DRY

    24 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. darkdan

    darkdan Member

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    Do you apply most of your vinyl wet or dry?

    This includes things like coroplast signs, vehicle lettering, banners, window apps, etc etc etc.

    Are you a full sign shop or a DIYer?
     
  2. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    D.r.y.!
     
  3. darkdan

    darkdan Member

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    That was a crazy fast reply man. Your post showed up as my browser refreshed from making a new post. At first I thought something was wrong. LOL.
     
  4. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Like I said DRY . . . Like LIGHTNING !
     
  5. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    Full time sign shop, I like to do stuff dry.
     
  6. Digitall

    Digitall Guest

    We always do dry, except for 1 27 foot backlit this month that was hard to hinge. Window perfs should never be done wet,in my opinion, moisture stays trapped. If you do wet and using soap and water type, try adding alittle winshield washer fluid to mix and it will dry much faster.
     
  7. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Dry
     
  8. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    I'll do them dry w/ the big squeegee. A couple times, I've had to do large graphics, and I couldn't get the squeegee in there because the frame was smaller than the squeegee, so those I did wet, and rolled out, but other than those instances (which aren't often) dry. Keeps the shop nicer too...
     
  9. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    Most everything Dry. The only time we install wet is if it's a huge graphic or if we are doing color inlays.
     
  10. THATgirl

    THATgirl Very Active Member

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    Dry! ('cept if I am layering)
     
  11. SignTech

    SignTech Guest

    Dry
     
  12. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    dry,, but could be wet,,
     
  13. sarge

    sarge Active Member

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    dry unless layering
     
  14. Custom Signs

    Custom Signs Member

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    Longview, TX
    Dry
     
  15. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    Dry......unless my gf is around
     
  16. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    I like wet mainly because of options.. but it's really about 50/50
    since I don't have a plotter to cut .. very few jobs are in vinyl anyway, getting vinyl cut takes to long from design to ready to install ..
     
  17. jasonx

    jasonx Very Active Member

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    Only time we do it wet is when its raining outside :)
     
  18. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    I know..... this is a trick question........ :omg:


    We rub it three times before adding shaving cream to the formula. When removing the second step from the process we then layer for breathing room by throwing a little pachouli on the underside. After the lingering odors fade, we then run over to the mailbox and see if any yellow lunch buckets are in the taxi before returning in our snuggies. When all is clear, we set the fuse and start doing somethin'.... that's the frickin' step I keep forgetting. :frustrated:




    What do I win.... huh, huh ??





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  19. ProWraps™

    ProWraps™ Guest

    a quick trip to the rubber room.
     
  20. Digitall

    Digitall Guest

    Great answer. got me laughin at 2:30. Needed it after reading undercut.com all night. $3 foot makes me realize i am being raped by 3m.
     
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