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Post Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:01 pm

Finally finished the Omega Van!

This is our first attempt at anything like this, with an oversized logo in cast vinyl, recesses, welds, door handles all to contend with.


We've had the van 2 1/2 days :oops: after spending most of Monday putting heap loads of Oracal 751 into the bin, we tried to apply as we were shown how to wrap, however that didn't work.

Thanks to everyone for your advice.

There are a few fine dimple like bubbles, I've not perfected my technique yet, there are a few creases but other wise it looks good. Discovered at the end of yesterday that using a firm nylon squeegee with plenty of pressure helped prevent the bubbles.
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Post Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:25 pm

Turned out well for being such a pain.
Love....Jill
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Post Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:26 pm

Looks great David

Personally I find 751c a hard vinyl to work with and would never chose it as a wrap vinyl myself although is up to the job but I just find the initial tack very high compared to other brands out there.

Good looking job though so well done.

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Post Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:55 pm

Aye, nice one David - good clean job!
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Post Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:00 pm

well done! looks good, also i hope its satisfying to have triumphed in the end!!
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Post Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:19 pm

Nice job David, it turned out good after all that.
We've all been there at some point or another and I for one still get the odd PITA job.
At least the weather was good to lift your spirits :cool:
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Post Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:52 pm

Nice job that man!
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David McDonald

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Post Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:09 pm

Hi David

Really like the look of that - the oversize logo works very well.

Next one will take you half the time !!

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Post Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:37 pm

:D Cheers Guys.

Best bit is, the customer collected it and was over the moon!!!!! :D :D

I've just had an order in for another van from another customer and can use the excess vinyl I have on that job! :lol1: :D

Lots of positive feedback from people in the estate and visitors to the unit.

Warren, I'd be interested in what alternative films you'd recommend?
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Post Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:09 pm

very nice David, well done.
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Post Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:18 pm

YUp - that looks good and must be very satisfying for you. Did you also design the layout?
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Post Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:20 pm

The design was on their other vans (LDV Maxus things) but the last guy hadn't used a cast vinyl, and charged £400 for both of them :o

He didn't flinch at my quote, and should hopefully be selling them some of my print services in the future.
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Post Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:50 pm

You stuck with it, great job !
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:52 am

Seriously? Oracal 751? I wouldnt begin to know how to do that. Stressed out much?
Having said that I can't fault your work. Whatever works for you, buddy!
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:03 am

well done David...great job satisfaction there for you along with the priceless experience which will only help you in the future with knowledge and confidence...
you obviously had great pains and concerns about the whole process which is evidence of someone who really cares about what they are doing...and it shows... looks great..
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:43 am

what material would you recommend for the next one?

I thought something like avery supreme was a little ott and the colour choices a little limiting.

anything to make the next one 'easier'
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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:27 am

David
Avery 900 might be worth looking at, alot easier to apply in my opinion on something like that. More expensive than 751c but so are most other cast vinyls.

Looks good mate, well done.

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Post Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:36 pm

It's price over time really, I find 751c a bit harder so takes a bit longer, spend a bit more and get the job done quicker is my philosophy.

I've used APA super cast I think it's called as well as Hexis 20000 or something like that, both air release and not had any issues in Transit recesses and even tight bumper area's as long as post heating etc and all those things are followed, not had any failures yet.

I would rather spend a bit more on vinyl and have an easier and quicker install time but just make sure you use a vinyl up to the job.

I've used avery 900 before and is a bit easier than 751 but only a bit :wink: :lol1:

At the end of the day however you have probably learned more doing it with 751c than you would have with any other vinyl :lol1:
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Post Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:50 am

well done mate, van looks great.
thanks for taking the pictures of it completed, always good to see the end result.
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Post Thu May 22, 2014 4:14 pm

Really great job David, 751 is a good material but i hope it stays in at the corner recess.

I have to agree with Warren on paying that little bit extra for vinyl that saves time and stress.

I work with Oracal 551, 751 and Avery 700, 800, 900 and have tried the Avery Supereme and each has their own place.

Oracal vinyl although much cheaper than avery can be quite sticky when tacking it up and doesnt have the same play as Avery.

Oracal 551 is like Avery 700 but i would prefer 700 for larger flat panels as it has more moveability.

Oracal 751 is like Avery 800 (my preferred allround vinyl) again Avery 800 has a low initial tack, so is better for larger panels and is quite conformably on small to medium recess.

Avery 900 is a very good cast film that would do most if not all deep recess but it is like chewing gum to work with and sticks like ****

Avery Supereme is just Amazing vinyl for wraps.

Again, its all about money but paying that little bit more to have less stress is well worth it :D
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Post Thu May 22, 2014 6:09 pm

lovely....well done...
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Post Thu May 22, 2014 7:19 pm

Looks good well done.
You should be proud of yourself.
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Post Thu May 22, 2014 7:57 pm

Thanks guys.

It was a while ago we did this one.

I agree 751 wasnt ideal but it was a colour match to their other vans.

If I repeated that job today I'd look at alternatives. It was worth the hours of graft for the lessona learnt.

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