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What vinyl and laminate to wrap a pickup constantly scratched by thorns

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by chafro, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. chafro

    chafro Member

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    Hi guys this is for a job to camo a pickup for a Texas brush hunter. What vinyl and what laminate would you guys recommend? Client wants it to last a long time. And I know the place and the car painting can get a beating from the thorns and brush sticking into the road. The idea is to camo the truck and protect the original painting at the same time.

    Is laminate really necessary?

    Thanks
     
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  2. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    We use Concept 238 laminate for motocross decals, as it's nearly like a coating of armor.
    http://generalformulations.com/PDFs/238MotoMark.pdf
    I don't think it will wrap over complex curves though, being 12 mil thick.
    It might do the job, but the vehicle surface would have to be very flat.
     
  3. ddarlak

    ddarlak Trump Hater

    sounds like he might be wanting a little more than vinyl and lam can handle...

    ask him if he ever heard the saying, you can't have your cake and eat it too.....
     
  4. Snydo

    Snydo Active Member

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    I would reccomend Oracal Stone Guard film series 270 over the areas that are flat, thorns will never hurt it. If you dont Laminate your graphics will rapidly fade in the Texas sun.
    Oracal and Avery both make quality wrap films.
     
  5. premiercolour

    premiercolour Sales and services from S. California

    We have in-expensive house brand vehicle wrap material for $450 shipped - air release calendar vinyl + gloss or matte lamination film. Both materials are 54" x 150' shipping out of California. We sell them to commercial sig shops who wraps box trucks, semi trucks.

    Francis Kao
    Premier Colour
    949 209 7306
     
  6. Turtle

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    I use general formulations Motomark 238-12 armor laminate for a heavy duty laminate. Pair it with your vinyl of choice (I use 180-cv3). It is rugged.
    Downsides... it won't take to well to complex curves and it is glossy (most camo jobs are matte). I would wrap the "wear" areas (sides and tailgate) with the armor and the rest normally.
     
  7. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    you could use a matte paint protection from 3M... They make paint protection films that are ultra durable and conformable. One of our friends here installs paint protection films on entire bugattis, ferraris, lamborginis, etc.
     
  8. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    EERR, Yes it is.
     
  9. chafro

    chafro Member

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    Thanks guys. really helpful information.

    im not really into wraps but this is more of a job to a good friend. I might try it on my hunting truck first!
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2014
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