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  • Fluorescent Yellow Outdoor Vinyl is very expensive?

    Posted by Aaron & Chris on September 1, 2004 at 12:05 pm

    Hi all,

    We have recently got a job in for a land rover racer. The customer wants the fluorescent yellow used on the Subaru’s.

    We have been quoted £15 per meter for 6 Months Outdoor from one supplier.

    Also from another we have been quoted £9.16 per meter for 2year outdoor.

    We are looking for a happy medium, dont want to charge too much yet dont want the job to suffer as they could be a good client.

    Any advice on suppliers, these quotes and maybe even suspected problems with this product would be much appreciated. 😀

    Cheers

    Chris 😀

    Robert Lambie replied 19 years, 9 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Shane Drew

    Member
    September 1, 2004 at 12:57 pm

    Having done a lot of race cars in my time, I’d go for the 6 month product, It should be cheaper then the 2 year product tho.

    Oracal has a good product, that is the one I use.

    Race cars usually have bingles and scraps all the time, and chances are you’ll be replacing the signs often, so a long term material will be a waste in most environments in the race car game. Thats my experience anyway.

    Most of my clients are road racers, and I usually resign a race car at least twice in a normal race year.

    In Fluro’s tho, the rule of thumb is that’ you get what you pay for’.

    Sorry I could not be of more help.

    Cheers

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    September 1, 2004 at 8:12 pm

    i used a dayglo material about 2 years ago, it had a sort of sheen from the surface, it was easy to cut, weed & apply.. geuss what.. i havent a clue who sold me it.. im saying this incase someone knows the supplier?
    i know thats not much to go on but!… i have used many dayglo vinyls and none have had the silk sheen finish on them.. most are a matt sort of finish & i find those are the ones that fade fastest.

    anyway… suppliers.. take your pick.. most do one & if they dont will sell you rebrands of another or simply sell you another suppliers make.
    some i know of that sell it is Oracal, Grafityp, Mactac & i think Hexis.
    grades, prices etc ? sorry i dont know… off the top of my head i think £8 a metre is about norm.. 🙄

    when fitting this sort of stuff, try not to stretch it has a liking to whiten when stretched slightly. always fold in and out of recesses (never stretch)
    if you find yourself trimming up on a door join or similar. trim it back from edge. this vinyl si normaly pretty thick and doesnt have an agressive adhesion, so tends to dog-ear or curl back if given the chance..

    a pretty exspensive vinyl with very little gowing for it other than to glow during the day.

    (the above is based on the run of the mill dayglo vinyls on the market, not the emargency service/roads honeycomb type stuff and the like. big difference 😕 )

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