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  • What vinyl would you use for this job?

  • Jean Oakley

    Member
    June 11, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Hi all been away for awhile but now come back to this job. I don’t really want to do it but its a good customer of mine so feel obliged. They want the doors and surround replacing with graphics that I have (but need altering to fit) My question is what material would be best? I thought first off about floor media as its hard wearing and scuff resistant but there are places on the surround that have a lip and I know its too thick to fit in the recesses. Whats out there that is hard wearing (it will take some knocks) but is also easy to apply and not need to be bought in a 50m roll? Hope everyone is keeping safe and thanks for the read.


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  • Chris Wool

    Member
    June 11, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    i would have a look at 3m di noc materials

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    June 11, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    I might be missing the obvious, but a regular digital and laminate would do the job.
    Preferably a matt finish, but that’s more of a preference for this type of thing. gloss laminate would do also.

  • Iain Pearson

    Member
    June 11, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    I’m with Robert on this, we have done hundreds of lifts and surrounds and only ever used a standard poly vinyl with a Matt or anti scuff Laminate.
    3M Di-Noc is ok, but ridiculously overpriced for what it is. Cheaper and better alternatives out there 🙂

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    June 11, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Iain has just reminded me I missed something… "polymeric" digital.
    I would add, go with a grey-backed adhesive preferably to make sure you do not get any ghosting of the colours/shapes behind your vinyl because depending on the colours and coverage printed, this can happen.

    on a side note: those little squares on the doors may peel off. you should try removing them. you will most likely need an adhesive remover and cleaner for the residue left behind. a blade scraper may be handy too.

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