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Window Perf with CurvaLam Problems. HELP!!

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Lexchess, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Lexchess

    Lexchess New Member

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    Recently installed some contravision perf with a curvalam onto a Mercedes Suvs back window. Instantly the laminate is leaving major release lines from the perf itself. Is this happening to anyone else? Open to all suggestions. Owner wants the perf to be laminated as he uses his back window so no lam will not fly b/c of the rain.
    Thanks in advance. Check out the pics
    Im lost on this one!!
     

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  2. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Maybe an outgas issue, something on the perf, or a bad roll of lam? I'm not much help as I spray mine. No one ever asks for lam.
     
  3. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    My guess would be you didn't let it dry long enough to out gas totaly.
     
  4. Lexchess

    Lexchess New Member

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    We are using a l25500 which u are supposed to be able to laminate as soon as it comes off printer. (latex printer). However the print did sit in shop for 48 hours before I laminated it so should have been plenty of time I would think.
     
  5. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    Install issue.
     
  6. Lexchess

    Lexchess New Member

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    Could be install issue, I have done about 30 perf installs before and never had this issue until I used lam. Wrapped a few cars in my time without issues and perf has always been the easiest part. Colorado what do u recommend? Used my regular technique medium pressure with center hinge. No heat until I saw problem afterwards which cured it for moment then reappeared 5 minutes later. Dry install clean window. I dunno what's up with it ???
     
  7. WCSign

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    whats the spray nowadays? ive only ever used frog juice.. is that still around, or is there something newer you would recommend? I hadnt thought about it, but id love to not laminate perf lol
     
  8. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    I use Sherwin-Williams Kut-In clear(p/n cc648) in spray bomb. Can only get it from a S-W auto paint store. Cans are big and I pay like 14 bux since I have an account.
    I have had good success and no call backs. Many of the test units we sent out end up being repeat clients.
    Yes we used some of our clients as beta testers. There was no other way to know. I assumed we were pioneering it's use. Gave them a smokin' deal in return for feedback.
    Best part is the manager lives down the street and he will drop stuff off after 5pm so I don't have make a special trip.:smile:
     
  9. striper14

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    had a similar problem a few years ago. Guy I subbed out to had too much tension on his laminator or so he said. His next attempt sat fine
     
  10. Smacka

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    Try boosting your cure temp a tad. Letting it sit will not help as the ink is heat cured, not air cured on the 25500. Another thing to try is to hit it with the heat gun after printing to finish the curing before you laminate if you are noticing just small areas releasing after lamination.
     
  11. BBworks

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    Cut back your edges a little and apply some lam in half inch strips around the edge to help those outer edge lifts.
     
  12. WCSign

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    awesome, thanks ill try it out
     
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