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Vinyl on trailer covers

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by jsmoritz2000, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. jsmoritz2000

    jsmoritz2000 Very Active Member

    I have a truck driver who recently bought a new trailer. Sort of a flatbed kind with a large black flex face/awning looking material that acts as a cover. He wants a logo applied to the side of the trailer cover. I'm pretty sure a premium cast vinyl will adhere well, but if the cover gets rolled, bent, or twisted funny will it cause damage to the vinyl that could prematurely compromise it's durability or appearance? I've never done one of these before so I'm hoping someone may have some input. Thanks.

    I can post pics tomorrow if necessary.
  2. splizaat

    splizaat Very Active Member

    Sep 19, 2007
    Pac NW
    ehhh I think screenprint would be the best method for these...
  3. kanini

    kanini Member

    Jul 13, 2012
    Avery has a product, 2200 SignFlex that is meant for application on flexible curtains/curtainsides on trailers etc. Don't know how well it works though but you could check it out. I don't know if it's available in the US or if it goes by another name...
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2012
  4. jsmoritz2000

    jsmoritz2000 Very Active Member

    Does anyone else have any recommended materials for this type of application? Or possibly any suggestions or concerns?
  5. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

    Feb 27, 2007
    Have a patch made and sew it on
  6. Patentagosse

    Patentagosse Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Joliette, Quebec (Canada)
    Not the right way to do it. 'Been there, 'done that...

    Here's the picture. I've done this job for an owner/operator of my neighborhood wanting the same design I did on the cab but scaled to fit his new tarpaulin. Job done with 3M IJ180C + liquid laminate (graphics were about 4' x 4', everything is printed, even the ½ line). Post-heated carefully. 6 months later, it began to crack & peel.

    'Must admit it has been done in October so the first 6 months were the coldest ones the graphics could stand here in Canada (-30°C, sometimes more...)

    Same job in Florida, expect better durability...

    Other tarpaulins around here for big fleets are usually screenprinted or digital.

    Here's the link of a big mfg of tarps (same as on my picture): http://www.rollingtarps.com/flatbed-trailer-rolling-tarps.html

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