MemberNovember 13, 2020 at 1:11 pm
Good day all.
What vinyl will you use on this car / design personally? (Exaple: Arloin SLX, 3M™ PrintWrap IJ180mC or Metamark MD5 or ANY OF YOUR CHOICE?)
Not a under kill – or and overkill, just the right vinyl.
- This discussion was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by Pane Talev.
MemberNovember 13, 2020 at 7:54 pm
If it’s the solid blue, why use a print media?
Oracal 970RA, for a cast film, but you might get away with a decent Polymeric Metamark M7 (Or M7A), or their range of Cast Films. Hexis also has a decent range of cast films.
MemberNovember 14, 2020 at 6:27 pm
Hexis HX20, Oracal 970ra, or if you’re confident enough, a good calendared would probably work. I’d be looking at one of the wrap films personally.
MemberNovember 14, 2020 at 10:14 pm
looks about 2 meters of vinyl. Cost for a good wrap vinyl is about 40 pounds. Cost for a cheap vinyl, maybe 20 pounds. Ide be charging at least 180 pounds for that job. The difference overall is not really that great, so just for the peace of mind go with something decent. And for a bonus it is much easier to apply an air release wrap vinyl.
And if money is really an issue, just give them the choice, offer to drop the price by 20 squid for the cheap option, but with a very short guarantee.
AdministratorNovember 14, 2020 at 11:11 pm
I might be wrong, but looking a bit closer it looks like there are either two colours here or the sill is maybe a plastic moulding?
I do not know how accurate a match to that colour it must be, but if it has to be exact or very close. you can have varying colour output dependant on the machine and print media you are using. So you may have a bit of colour matching time to spend on whatever vinyl you use “IF” the colour has to be spot on.
Personally, If close, is all that is required, I would see if I could get a solid colour wrapping vinyl, match. That said, there is no real need for a wrapping cast. a standard cast vinyl would have a much better colour range than that or a polymeric. but either polymeric or cast would be sufficient for this application.
Just stick with a good brand of vinyl using a polymeric or cast vinyl and you will be fine.
Obviously, prepping and finishing the vehicle properly still needs to be done and make sure it’s done in the correct temperature or heat before and after to promote the proper adhesion, because the weather is getting worse and cold metal vehicle bodywork increases fails!
MemberNovember 15, 2020 at 5:20 pm
whether you use a wrap film or standard good branded cast is entirely your choice. A good cast will 100% do the job tho
MemberNovember 17, 2020 at 9:06 am
Thank you all for your replies. Much appreciated. This variety of replies are what I was looking for. I’m tired of being confident, hence I posted this thread. I need to start thinking reasonably. I sometimes spend too much time on a job by using the wrong media. Example: I was on site, installing. Part of the job was to wrap a back window of a Mercedes Vito with white vinyl only. I used M7 (being confident) and by that I will wasted an hour of my time + vinyl cracked + I lost the plot. Being away from the office, I drove to spandex, purchased 2m of good 3M wrap and finished the job smooth in 15min. The rest of the 45min of my time should go towards good wrapping media. Less frustrations. The above job will be a print job. There is more graphics / colours onto the blue. I photoshoped the clients name.
MemberNovember 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Depending the design, it may still be worth using a cad film.
Most of the partial wraps we do, if there’s a solid colour, we use a wrap film, with logo’s + cut text applied on top.
MemberNovember 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm
I wouldn’t have thought a wrapping material would be needed for this?
Surely a decent polymeric would do the trick?
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