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Hugh Potter

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:46 pm

quick curtain side question

HI all,

just off to look at a curtain side truck for one of my customers, regular banner vinyl of something more specific?

thanks in advance,
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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:59 pm

Hugh you definitely need special vinyl for curtain siders!!

http://www.apaspa.com/cartella.php?id=TR&div=1

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:28 pm

Hi Hugh,

Avery Signflex.

You can wet apply this or dry apply.

Some people dry apply with the assistance of someone on the other side holding a board up.

Personally i prefer wet applying as we can leave in over night to dry off.

If applying dry best to do it first thing in the morning or later in the day as it is colder.

When the curtain or vinyl is warm it can stick straight away no second chance.

Curtain film is murder to take off.

Make sure you fully tighten the curtain up before you start.

Best of luck!!

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:28 pm

thanks George,

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:01 pm

just out of interest, should the vinyl price be too high, the other option would be to make some templates from graphytyp temp (promo) vinyl and roller it on,

what inks would be best? screen printing?

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:11 pm

You'll need a proper sign mask vinyl Hugh, else you'll get 'creep'

As for the paint, we use Apollo screen ink & thinners from Cherwell sign supplies. Pain in the ass to put on & messy, but lasts longer than vinyl. If you do go this route & apply it with a mini foam roller, keep an eye on the roller as you go because these tend to melt after a while. Curtain should be room temp too. Too cold or damp & the ink won't 'bite' into the curtain, just sit on top, so get them to leave it inside overnight at least.
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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:16 pm

thanks Gwaredd,

i think he'll have to go the vinyl route then, i don't have the internal space, he does but it's large (usually open) garage type areas full of trucks and never that warm.

worth knowing for future reference though, cheers.

Hugh
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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:23 pm

Hi Hugh
I would recommend APA truck vinyl. Have used it a lot of times on Curtain Sides Marquees etc, Even printed on it with solvent inks.
Saw I job today I done 3 years ago still looking good.
Apply dry, but is very stretchy and not to forgiving.
Make sure the surface is grease free with panel wipe etc
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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:56 pm

thanks very much for the info guys, when i got there (just got back) he'd changed his mind about the curtains (brand new) and decided to just do the truck as per usual! typical!

thanks again.
Hugh

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