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Will filiment knifeless tape work here?

Discussion in 'Vehicle Graphics' started by Speedsterbeast, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Speedsterbeast

    Speedsterbeast Active Member

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    I have to do some boat stripes for a client of mine.
    There are three varying width stripes around the fly bridge that have corners, tapered widths and are on a sloped surface so I can't just cut a tapered stripe for them.

    I was watching a demo of the knifeless tape (never used it) and thought if I run it along the edge of each stripe like a pinstripe, lay an oversized stripe down overtop of the old ones (they are painted) and then pull up on the tape to give my clean edge. I will have new clean stripes.

    however,

    ...Isn't the filiment along the centre of the tape?
    And if so, wouldn't there be a piece left under the new vinyl that I just layed?

    -Any other suggestions on making this job easier would be appreciated as well.

    -Cheers
     
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  2. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    It should work, if you go here http://www.langeman.com/WrapCut/application/videos
    it shows you something similar to what you want to do.

    the filiment is on one side of the tape.

    Check out wrapcut tape, it's about 1/3 the price of knifeless, and it's made in ontario. you can order right off their site, ships next day expresspost
     
  3. BIG EASY DOES IT

    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    Good post. I thought that the filiment was also down the center of the tape. Good to know that it's on one side. Makes more sense. "Smacks himself in the head"
     
  4. Cale Frederick

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    It was my understanding that the knifeless tape filament was in the center of the tape. The tape portion itself is similar to 3M's Fine Line Striping Tape and the vinyl will not stick to the tape, therefor you would pull the filament and then pull the tape out from under the edge of the graphic and then re squeegee the edges. Here is a link to a video that shows them pulling the tape out from the edges.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG7nRxkdG_E
     
  5. Speedsterbeast

    Speedsterbeast Active Member

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    Awesome.
    Thanks for the help.
    I'm going to order some today.
     
  6. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    Can anyone post a photo of an actual vinyl edge that's been cut with this stuff? I can't see anything but a ragged edge happening when you pull something through vinyl.. sort of like using a butter knife to trim, especially if it's hot outside.

    Just for curiosity sake, since I've never used a knifeless tape.
     
  7. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    I'll try to take a photo later today for you, it's a very clean cut
     
  8. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    Here's a hood I recently installed on one of my cars.
    Using Knifeless tape.

    perfect clean cut.. or i wouldn't use it..
    Heck.. suppliers wouldn't supply it if it didn't work.
     

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  9. idsignsil

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    Here is a half wrap we did. We used the knifeless tape on the sides.
     

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  10. Speedsterbeast

    Speedsterbeast Active Member

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    I'll post a pic of the boat when I'm finished as well.
     
  11. natedawg9640

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    funky. i wanna try some.
     
  12. aaronJREgraphics

    aaronJREgraphics Member

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    use the knifeless tape all the time it is one of my BEST tools in my arsenal it is def a game changer there is a small trick to it but once you figure it out it is amazing stuff! good luck and enjoy the results cause you will love them!
     
  13. mudmedia

    mudmedia Active Member

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    has anyone tried the wrapcut tape?
     
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