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  • Anyone give me tips on aligning vinyl?

    Posted by WP_Graphics on August 31, 2002 at 11:13 pm

    Anyone give me tips on aligning vinyl??

    I find myself constantly:
    1. placing the vinyl using the application tape on the vehicle
    2. getting the tape measure out and measuring that I’m 9mm out at one end
    3. I re-lift the vinyl and repeat 1 & 2 then find out I’m still out.
    4. Vinyl sticks to the vehicle when re-lifting the application tape when I don’t want it to.
    5. End up getting annoyed, rip the vinyl up and torch the vehicle. (hot) (:)

    Please help

    WP_Graphics replied 19 years, 11 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • eddie cotter

    Member
    September 1, 2002 at 12:43 am

    right, take the graphic, put it up against the vehicle, stick a small bit of masking tape at each side, just to hold it in place while you get your tape measure out, get your graphic level, tack it back again with the masking tape, now put a strip of masking tape across the top of your graphic
    the same lengh, what you need to do now is hinge it up & peel of the backing paper, now with your fingers at each end lay it down against the vehicle, take your squeege & rub it down working from the center out
    to the top & bottom, peel of the app tape & go & make a cup of tea
    thats what i do any way, eddie 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    September 1, 2002 at 3:41 pm

    As I said in your other post Gavin, Eddie explains it quite well, but I would take a day off work travel down to Fife and we can give you some pointers, you will learn far more than you will reading posts.

  • Mike Brown

    Member
    September 1, 2002 at 3:57 pm

    Gavin – don’t pass up an offer like that…they don’t happen every day!

    Get yourself down to see Martin – you’re obviously hungery for help and advice – which is good – so do it quick before Martin changes his mind 😉

    more soon

    mikethesign

  • WP_Graphics

    Member
    September 1, 2002 at 4:11 pm

    Yep, I’ll definitely take you up on that offer martin, just need to get some time off – I’ve just started back at college – so I’ll see when I can make some time away from there!

    Gav