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Myles Brewer

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Post Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:05 pm

Flooding large window?

Hi,
I have an 8ft x 5.5ft shop window to do which entails a 4ft circular image which has been reverse printed onto clear vinyl & will be fitted in the center of the window. Then I will be covering the whole inside with white vinyl (3M Scotchcal 50 series) in three horizontal strips.

I always usually fit dry but have never fitted a large window like that so am wondering whether to try wet?

Also should I overlap the white vinyl or but join? overlapping looks bad from inside, but I'm worried that if i butt join the vinyl may shrink & leave a gap!!

Myles :D
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Post Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:37 pm

Myles.
do it how you feel most confident with, it is hard to advise, not knowing your fitting ability, only you can decide on wet or dry.

overlap the white by 5-10 mm it will not be noticed inside or out by 99.9%
of people, and gives you room for error if the edges are not perfectly straight on the vinyl, and they seldom are, unless cut on a plotter, Why not two strips though?

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Post Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:49 pm

Hi Peter,
I only have 24" rolls of vinyl, so it has to be 3 strips unfortunately. :(
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Post Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:22 am

Unless you put it on wet, I think it will generally look pretty bad from the inside?

I would definitely recommend overlaps in the window, 50 series vinyl WILL shrink in time and leave gaps if you butt join. Well, at least in our climate.

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Post Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:02 am

Hi pauly,
Thanks for that. I actually did do it wet, & although it took a bit longer to squeegee it well, it actually came out very well, with no bubbles, and the 20mm joins are virtually imperceptible from outside, as Peter rightly said.
Here's a pic of the finished job.

Thanks for the advice chaps :D

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Post Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:10 am

Sorry!! no picture... I didn't realize you can't just upload them... :oops:
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Post Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:36 pm

I've just been told by Victory that the JAC glass etch vinyl has an acrylic adhesive and should be fitted dry. Apparently Avery told them 'most signmakers only apply dry' I told them they are probably wrong and that wet application is wide spread amongst general signmakers, so if you want to apply wet avoide the JAC material (doesn't apply to JAC Serisign apparently)
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Post Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:40 pm

Yes I can say serisign is fine to apply wet.
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Post Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:25 pm

Hi There,

See if this would help in future www.megaroller.dk

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Post Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:51 pm

that's a great tool.

Shame they did all the applications in the vid squint though.
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Post Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:57 pm

Hi James,

I understand a new one will be available soon with a spirit level on , of just tape a cheap one to the top?

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