MemberNovember 8, 2019 at 3:54 pm
Just had a job go out with reflective vinyl, not done one for a while. Am I missing a trick fitting this type of media?
I’m talking Oracal 5400
If I get a bubble, It’s hard to get out, If I pull it off, you see adhesive lines, If you use water, you get fingers that you can’t get rid of.
Hate the stuff
MemberNovember 8, 2019 at 5:59 pm
I use it all the time, its a pain, One chance film, there is a 5600 air release version but its expensive.
MemberNovember 8, 2019 at 6:20 pm
I use 5400 and 5600 all the time for printing and graphics. occasional bubbles don’t worry me to be fair, if they’re big just use a very sharp pricking tool and push them out, better still just get a heat gun on after pricking, the air expands and escapes on it’s own pretty much!
Not the easiest stuff in the world I guess, just ensure good squeegee action and don’t lift after it’s down.
MemberNovember 8, 2019 at 7:27 pm
I know it increases the cost of an already expensive material but you can always laminate it onto a piece of say Oracal 3651 rapid air. Al. A lot less aggressive adhesive and rapid air to prevent the bubbles 😉
MemberNovember 8, 2019 at 7:40 pm
Good idea David
MemberNovember 8, 2019 at 9:38 pm
3M does a reflective range with air release. I just used some on a job, its really easy to fit and quite conformable too.
MemberNovember 9, 2019 at 12:56 pm
If that’s the 780mc reflective wrap, it’s horrifically expensive, about £900 a half kit!!
Unless they now do a regular reflective with air release?!
MemberNovember 9, 2019 at 7:41 pmquote Hugh Potter:
Dunno it didnt seem particularly expensive.
It was not the printing one I have seen you using on Facebook Hugh. I got the red and the green one. Cant recall the code.
MemberNovember 10, 2019 at 12:01 am
Is it for a chevon job?? Just buy in the kit & fit.
MemberNovember 10, 2019 at 7:55 am
No, it’s a custom job with large side panels.
Air release would be a big advantage here but not at a silly price.
MemberNovember 11, 2019 at 11:28 amquote Simon Worrall:
I’m not aware of that one then. I’ve often said they should just put a regular or air release adhesive on instead of something that’d pull yer face off if you wrapper yer bonce!
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