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  • Pane Talev

    Member
    June 9, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Good day all.

    As per title, Tanker Stainless Steel Lorries – what make vinyl to use? Goods transported inside tanker get up to 80 degrees Celsius.

  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    June 9, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    I would use just your standard good polymeric or cast. Same as you would on your usual vehicles

  • Pane Talev

    Member
    June 11, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Martyn

    Is Arlon SLX overkill here on this job?

    • Martyn Heath

      Member
      June 13, 2021 at 3:37 pm

      Definitely overkill unless your covering the whole tanker

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    June 13, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    As Martyn has said, use a good Polymeric or Cast and you will be fine mate.
    Cast always means that your giving as good as should be expected, but many fleet branding companies will use Polymeric and some even unlaminated monomeric.

    We used to do milk tankers like this years ago and the big issue was “milk”.
    where the guys pulled the big milk hose onto the hole port to fill the take, it was spill milk around it and down the sides. for whatever reason, this would eat under the vinyl and it would start to peel back or pocket milk underneath and create a mess. always only happened around these ports for filling the tank. so content spills must be taken into consideration too.

    make sure you trim at least 5mm away from the welds and fixings because the shape of the tank means all water and crap while driving is constantly pouring down the sides and catching in these areas. so dirt and grime catch and can make the vinyl come away over time.

    We used Oracal Polymeric with Oracal laminate.

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