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Will vinyl adhere to galvanized steel?

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by jsmoritz2000, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. jsmoritz2000

    jsmoritz2000 Very Active Member

    I have a simple question for you guys and girls. Do the majority of outdoor vinyl solvent based adhesives adhere properly to galvanized steel assuming the steel is clean and relatively smooth? I'm just wondering if any known reactions occur when vinyl graphics are applied to galvanized steel.
     
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  2. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    I dont see why not I would attempt it
     
  3. JTBoh

    JTBoh I sell signage and signage accessories.

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    galv steel is hard as hell to paint due to the coating on it, can't recall what it is - need to buy a special primer just to have a chance at that.

    I'd have concerns about that.
     
  4. GVP

    GVP Active Member

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    If you're talking just raw unpainted galv. And it's clean and smooth, vinyl sticks well. We used to do a ton on galvanized until we switched to aluminum composite. Degreasing is the key.
     
  5. 2B

    2B Moderator

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    make sure you post heat to ensure a good bite from the vinyl
     
  6. jsmoritz2000

    jsmoritz2000 Very Active Member

    Thanks for all the comments so far. I definitely have some concerns so I figured what better place to ask.
     
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