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Phillip Patterson

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Post Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:50 pm

using clear vinyl for graffiti proof.

I have been told that it is possible to use clear vinyl for making signs graffiti proof. is this true??


if it does happen i have been told that you can use meths or iso to remove the graffiti.

can anyone confirm this??

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Darron Boden

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Post Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:10 pm

I would recommend you look for some clear Anti graffiti vinyl. All the usual suspects supply it. Just clear vinyl will probably not do the job properly.
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Post Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:53 pm

Tried that Darron but they all sell the laminate by the roll!
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Post Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:13 pm

I don't want to say who said it but I was told buy a large company (who don't sell vinyl) that I shouldn't get ripped off buy being told I must use anti graffiti laminate as all laminates offer the same protection.

I personally don't agree with this 100% but also do think it can't make that much difference and some might be better than others (normal laminate that is) Most of (if not all) of them are made from the same materials so should have similar properties.

but like I said I have no evidence either way but wouldn't be too worried about using regular laminate unless the customer was willing to pay a big premium.

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Post Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:36 pm

kind of what i was thinking. thanks warren :D
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Luke s Bremner

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Post Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:39 pm

Your looking for high gloss seal, used by most large company's in London or use liquid seal, apply with foam roller.
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Stuart Miller

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Post Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:07 am

Not sure about Anti-graffiti vinyls but Anti-Graffiti window films have a low tack adhesive which makes stripping for replacement after graffiti or scratching has occurred a mush easier task.
So I'm told anyway, as I haven't used them.
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Post Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:09 pm

I use clear vinyl to deter 'picky fingers' & that works fine. Not had to scrub any paint etc off it yet though - been lucky.

Oh, & be careful with 'graffiti or Vandal proof' I always specify it as a deterrent rather than proof - for comeback reasons!

Someone scribing their initials into a sign with a screwdriver could warrant the phrase "but you told me it was Vandal proof" or some such nonsense!

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Post Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:21 pm

I'm sure that a clear vinyl will stop picky fingers but anti-graffiti films also protect the glass or panels beneath from both spray paint and vandal scratches. The point of the film is it can be removed and replaced without damaging the layer below. So depends what you want from your anti-graffiti layer.
If you tell someone anything is vandal proof then that is just miss-selling which can apply to any exaggeration one makes. Just tell the truth. It will help reduce damage and can be replaced more easily.
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Cameron Steer

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Post Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:37 pm

HI Guys,

Vinyl is made to be receptive to inks etc this is why you can print onto it, anti graffiti film is hard coated to stop things from keying, overlaminate are not the same by any means, anti graffiti is sold by the meter you can buy 1m at a time if you need to.

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Phillip Patterson

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Post Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:38 pm

Thank you for all your remarks. Cameron Who sells it by the meter??
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Peter Mindham

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Post Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:58 pm

I think modesty might hinder an answer from Cameron.

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Post Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:15 am

Thanks Peter, i do try hard not to overstep the mark :0)

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