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  • Best white vinyl for this job?

    Posted by Pane Talev on January 30, 2024 at 1:31 pm

    Good day Folks.

    I need to apply 150m2 white vinyl (from the outside) to cover windows of a shop that is being refurbished.

    Client needs to remove the vinyl themselves after 3 months.

    What is the best vinyl for this job?

    Martyn Heath replied 1 week, 3 days ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    January 30, 2024 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Payne

    For short-term removable applications, I would suggest something like:
    ImagePerfectâ„¢ 2525PA White Gloss, Removable

    http://www.spandex.com

  • Pane Talev

    Member
    January 31, 2024 at 8:34 am

    Thanks, Robert.
    Have you installed this wet?
    For the face of the glass, we will install dry but we are limited with space on the side window.
    Low tack, wet application…I’m thinking problems maybe.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    February 1, 2024 at 12:06 am

    Hi Pane

    The vinyl comes with an air-release adhesive, so I definitely would not advise applying it wet, mate.

    I agree, that the side windows will be difficult to apply, I can see that. But the glass will be cold/cool so

    the initial bond won’t be great.

    I am a strong advocate for “test running samples” Take an offcut of vinyl, cut it to size and actually test how you think you want to apply it. try it a couple of ways until you have a game plan in your head on how to approach it.
    All too often over the years “I have” turned up on site only to struggle with printed jobs until I find my feet with how best to install it. when all I had to do was do a test run with some old bits of vinyl.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    February 1, 2024 at 12:08 am

    If you use a regular polymeric vinyl and wet applied it, you are going to be there all day, trying to squeegee out the water and then trim it up if not aligned correctly. I think it would get messy and very time-consuming.

    Do not get me wrong, wet applying vinyl is so easy to get the vinyl into place, nice and flat. but right there is where all the ease and help of wet application goes up in the air, and problems start.

    If you really MUST use a wet application, use rapid-tac 2.

    www. allprint.co.uk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWyfMu__FgQ&t=6s

  • Pane Talev

    Member
    February 1, 2024 at 7:56 am

    Thank you Robert.

    Much appreciated.

    • Martyn Heath

      Member
      February 12, 2024 at 1:22 pm

      having used rapid tac, it is much better in cold conditions than standard water and soap but i now use 1 3rd ipa in my water with a little soap. It does exactly the same thing. Tested upto -5c.

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