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Vinyl won't stick

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by thrillerink, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. thrillerink

    thrillerink New Member

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    Is there any way to get the protective coating off of an aluminum sign blank that was left on and baked in the sun for no telling how long. I can't get the vinyl to stick to it. The other side is fine, I just removed the old lettering and replaced it.
     
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  2. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    should just peel off
     
  3. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    what is this protective coating?
     
  4. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    the liner is stuck..
     
  5. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Good luck with that. Last ones I had to do I sanded the cracked up plastic and the paint beneath it off with an orbital sander, resprayed it and started over.
     
  6. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    this is what you will have to do, after the protective mask is left in the sun for a while, it becomes brittle and peels off in tiny pieces. Either do like Pat says, or order a new sheet in.
     
  7. jayhawksigns

    jayhawksigns Very Active Member

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    If a sign goes up with that liner on it, you most likely are not getting it off. I would be a great way to keep the second side looking new if it didn't weather so badly.
     
  8. thrillerink

    thrillerink New Member

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    It is not peeling off. We have power washed and sanded and still the vinyl will not stick to that side.
     
  9. thrillerink

    thrillerink New Member

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    I think I am going to have to start over with a new piece
     
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    Pro Image Major Contributor

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    :thumb:
     
  11. thrillerink

    thrillerink New Member

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    Thanks, I thought maybe there was something I wasn't thinking of
     
  12. jfiscus

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    You've already spent more in time & effort than the price of a new sheet... order that new sheet & move on to another project!
     
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