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Post Fri May 16, 2003 1:36 am

whats the difference between Cast vinyl & Vehicle wrap vinyl

Can anyone please tell me the differences between cast vinyl (such as Avery 1005 EZ & 3M controltac 180) and vehicle wrap vinyl (like the KPMF stuff)?

Is it the same or is there some difference?

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Post Fri May 16, 2003 7:22 am

Take a look here Scott.....

https://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p ... ap&start=0

hopefully it might answer some of your questions.

Regards - John
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Post Fri May 16, 2003 7:34 am

Thanks John,

It has helped a little, but I guess what I want to know is, does vehicle wrap have more felxability/stretch than cast vinyl or is it the same stuff?

Scott
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Post Fri May 16, 2003 8:06 am

I'm no expert Scott, but I think that the concensus is that they are different.

Yes, they will both stretch an awful long way, but the difference is that whilst cast has a low memory, wrapping vinyl has even less and is therefore less likely to shrink back.

Retaining opacity when stretched is another consideration, and is why wrap tends to be a bit thicker than cast.

Also, as Martin pointed out on the other thread, if they are they are the same stuff why would there be such a price differential?
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Post Fri May 16, 2003 1:52 pm

That makes sense.

Do you know who the main manufacturers of vehicle wrap are?
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Post Sat May 17, 2003 9:37 am

hi mate..
johns brief reply is probably better put than one of my rabbling replies.. :lol:

in my vew they are very different.. cast can be pushed & work well. although i wouldnt use one as oppossed to wrap vinyl.. this is just my opinion of course. :wink:

sources for you in oz.. well KPMF is from the states originaly so that shouldnt be any probs to locate. MACTAC is another, i believe big in the states too. although manufactured in Belgium.

i would suggest to anyone, "buy in a few metres of each and play aorund with them. get a feel for them and decide what works best for you!

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