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  • Colour coded van

     Steve Morgan updated 11 years, 9 months ago 5 Members · 8 Posts
  • Martin Gray

    June 3, 2009 at 11:54 am

    ( vinyl to car door mouldings)

    Thank you


  • John Childs

    June 3, 2009 at 2:32 pm


    Further to discussion on another thread, I’d be very interested to know how long the vinyl holds on to those mouldings.

  • Martin Gray

    June 3, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    John there painted! As they where black plastic.

    But my question was more if someone came to you and ask for you to do this. what vinyl would you use??


  • James Martin

    June 4, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Don’t mean to hijack Martin its bumping your thread anyway but what kind of paint do you use for bumpers?

  • Gordon Forbes

    June 4, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Its not so much the vinyl as the type of glue the vinyl needs.
    It needs to be suitable for LOW ENERGY PLASTIC and as far as I know you will struggle to get it in a range of colours You can get the material for printing on and is usually for label stock for pallets and the like and even then I don’t think it is guaranteed for long.

  • Martin Gray

    June 4, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Hi James

    We use standox waterbase paint 4 most jobs. But as its a commercial vehicle we use 2 pack turbo paint we have 2 prime and rub the plastic as it is textured and it not very cost affective.


    I thought it would have to be a more aggressive glue wasn’t sure what was out there??


  • John Childs

    June 5, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Martin, right I’m with you now.

    I don’t really know what sort of vinyl to use on plastic mouldings although as stated by Gordon, and mentioned on the other thread, it needs to be for low energy surfaces.

    I don’t think that the adhesive is necessarily more aggressive, it’s that it needs a different type of adhesive altogether, in much that same way as truck curtain vinyl.

  • Steve Morgan

    June 5, 2009 at 8:28 am

    I regularly use a low energy material from Hexis which has a quoted life of 8 years, however it’s a printable material and only in available white.
    I used Avery 900 on the side mouldings on my own Courier van (Fiesta) about four years ago and they seem to be standing the test of time, they are of course very small compared with the big chunks of plastic on newer vans.

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