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Post Fri May 09, 2014 1:48 pm

Prepping a vehicle for wrapping (cleaning)

Hi guys a little help please

I be using avary surface clean for cleaning vans for a while. Is there any other cleaners i could use as I been Looking at isopropyl type produces.

can any of u recommend any other product and any suppliers please. ( price is always key lol)
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Post Fri May 09, 2014 2:19 pm

shiny hardware for isoprop (ipa) around 10.00 for 5 litres

Always use rapid prep first from All print Supplies
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Post Fri May 09, 2014 2:28 pm

25l of 99.9% IPA from 'shiny hardware'...not seen much cheaper

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Post Fri May 09, 2014 5:29 pm

ipa is used in the print sector see what price a print supplier may offer
a lot of litho printers us gallons a month
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Post Fri May 09, 2014 6:45 pm

+1 for isoprop (ipa) & rapid prep first from All print Supplies
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Post Fri May 09, 2014 6:48 pm

Re: Prepping a vehicle for wrapping (cleaning)

[quote="Leon Winslade"]Hi guys a little help please

I be using avary surface clean for cleaning vans for a while. Is there any other cleaners i could use as I been Looking at isopropyl type produces.

can any of u recommend any other product and any suppliers please. ( price is always key lol)[/quote

So what's in Avery surface cleaner because most of the branded cleaners were over 90% IPA at one time, I must admit I haven't bought any for many years, IPA for cleaning just about everything.

If your doing wrap work then you would need to follow the manufacturers fitting procedure which normally tells you what to use for vehicle prep, if you don't follow them to the letter & there is a problem latter on you won't get any help or support from the manufacturer.
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Post Fri May 09, 2014 6:53 pm

It would be nice to get an opinon from Rob on this one....

I'm sure he talks about cleaners in his indepth wrapping course?

Rob recommnendations here?
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Post Fri May 09, 2014 7:06 pm

Leon,

been trying to call you but your mobile keeps going to answer service?

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Post Fri May 09, 2014 8:25 pm

Personally, I prefer...

Industrial mentholated spirits.
This is not the purple type, but the "clear".
we would buy 25ltr drums of it for about £35

we switched our supplier for several reasons and they supplied.
Isopropyl alcohol
This is pretty much considered the best all rounder for wrapping, but i still found Ind. Meths. to be the better. it removed ink pen and the like effortlessly. Where i find Isopropyl struggles.
both the above are great all rounders for keying into the surface to remove wax and polish from clean cars.

if you buy by the 25ltr drum be sure to ask for the lid-pump and not just lid version. it makes dispensing the liquid into smaller spray bottles much easier.

Vinyl manufacturers such as 3M and Avery stipulate their own brands.
Avery Surface Cleaner - Paperlinx
3M Surface cleaner - Wm. Smith
If using 3M vinyl it is important to use its own branded cleaner to prevent voiding your media warranty, and follow their guidelines on preparing/cleaning.
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Post Fri May 09, 2014 9:30 pm

Yep I'm a meths kinda guy too Robert *drink*
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Post Mon May 12, 2014 10:14 am

my input:
1 wash with baby shampoo (not me, the vehicle!)
2 wipe down with iso
3 final clean with panel wipe

clean a whistle!

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Post Fri May 23, 2014 10:17 am

We've had really good results using white vinegar!
We first saw it mentioned in a Justin Pate wrapping video.
As we have a catering supplier locally, we picked up 5 litres to try it out.
Mixed with water (70V/30W), it really shifts contamination on paintwork.
We then wipe with Isoprop just before any vinyl is applied.

We now use it around the shop on a daily basis, it's very cheap, works a treat, the only downside is we all spend the day with a craving for chips :D
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Post Fri May 23, 2014 10:57 am

Robert, where do you get your Meths from?
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Post Fri May 23, 2014 3:55 pm

+1 for 3M Surface cleaner - We were having all sort of problems when we got into wrapping until we changed our vehicle prep to this stuff, the problems disappeared ;-)
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Post Fri May 23, 2014 4:25 pm

That'll be the Alcohol in the cleaner Reza, has that affect on me too :wink:

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