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To remover or not to remove?

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by blueben, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. blueben

    blueben Member

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    On a trailer, do you prefer to remove the rivets or just vinyl over them. I have done both and depending on how many rivets to be covered, I would rather go over them. To me it looks better when you can cover them without leaving creases. I have seen really bad rivets before and the first time I did my trailer I didnt want people to see it.

    What tools do you use to cover the rivets. I have used the rivet brush but I dont like that it scratches the vinyl. Maybe it's just the way I do it IDK. I heat the vinyl up and squeegee it close to the rivet and then use a tennis ball and push over the rivet. This seems to work really well.

    Anyone else have any tips they want to share. If someone has an easier way to them, I would like to know.
     
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  2. Blaney

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    A dealer once told me that removing the rivets voids the warranty. I use Oracal 751, heat and a squeegee.
     
  3. dweinmann

    dweinmann New Member

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    Rollepro.com - Rob Ivers will show you the way.........

    (p. 107 of new Feller's catalog)
     
  4. blueben

    blueben Member

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    Never heard that before. Kinda makes sense in a way, but I have done graphics on trailers before they have been sold on sales lots and they wanted me to remove the rivets. I usually use 751 if I am going over the rivets.
     
  5. blueben

    blueben Member

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    This is awesome!!!
    Has anyone else used this before. I am going to order one in a few minutes. I have 3 trailers to do next week. Hopefully it works and is as easy as it seems in the video.
     
  6. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    heat and squeegee here too....i never take the rivets off
     
  7. Pete Moss

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    I've used the Rollepro several times. It is awesome. It will pay for itself in the first hour or two of use.
     
  8. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    I am assuming we are talking about screws here? Remove and replace
     
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