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wrapping rubbermaid type material....

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by Vohaul, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Vohaul

    Vohaul Member

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    ok, so a growing part of my business is wrapping these high end hobby grade Remote controlled cards...1/5 scale and powered by by 2 stroke engines....

    see the pic..
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    and if anyone is interested in seeing more of them...
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/immersionsign/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1760874337460837

    but i digress....some of these bodies like the one pictured are made of rubbermaid type plastics....so normal vinyl doesnt stick....

    normally i use laminated hi tac vinyl with full print...but this latest customer wants real carbon fiber wrap..not available in a high tac vinyl..

    My question is simply this....can i coat the rubbermaid body in the 3m adhesion promotor and use the carbon fiber vinyl...or do i need to primer the body with the hi tac vinyl and then cover it with the carbon fiber?

    Thanks

    Paul
     
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  2. crystalcoastgraphics

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    Do an adhesion test and see. Coat an area with the primer, slap some carbon on, and see how well it adheres.

    On a side note, how much do you usually charge to wrap those things? And how long do you have in it?
     
  3. airborneassault

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    It would make the end product fairly thick/difficult to wrap with but could you laminate a real carbon film to an un-laminated high tack?
     
  4. Vohaul

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    typicially i charge between 120-200us (depending on art complexity and amount/type of overlay material...

    those trucks are about 3 feet long for a size reference

    design is usually 1-3 hours....and i don't usually install them myself, (well, some i do like the pic above)...i usually just ship to the customer and they do it.....
     
  5. Vohaul

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    ya, if you look above, thats my second option..i dont really want to do it that way because after that and the overlays and other vinyl it does get pretty thick..
     
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