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Andy Gorman

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Post Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:30 pm

Conformable reflective, apparently!

I did a sub-contract fitting job this morning - some reflective onto a van.
Anyway, the reflective used is some kind of conformable stuff. It did go into recesses very well, although there was some discolouration on one deep recess, yellow went a bit green.

I'll find out what make it is when I see the customer. Has anyone else heard of this material?
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Post Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:35 pm

I haven't but would be interested if you get any gumf on it Andy
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Post Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:36 pm

as georgio said, i've not heard of it, but would certainly be interested to try it out !

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Post Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:40 pm

I haven't heard of it either Andy but would be interested in finding out a bit more, would be interesting to see if it stays stuck where you have put it.
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Post Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:42 pm

Was it AllPrint Supplies 5R series?

Obviously it's still a reflective and there are limits, but we find it a lot softer, conformable, and more forgiving than normal reflectives.

It's our weapon of choice.
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Post Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:05 pm

I found Nikalite from europoint to be the best for this sort of thing.
i did hundreds of these vehicles without a single problem. about two weeks ago i was in the van with andrew and one of these were sat in front of me at lights but i was too slow getting my camera out. it was done a couple of years back and not a single problem with it to this day...

see demo here:
https://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=17585

now all this said, nikalite has now been improved and no longer will conform as it has a nice polyester gloss face on it now. :lol1:

i havent used it in a good few years but i would recon mactacs reflective would work but in a warm room ide think...

john childs maybe able to remember this one but the 3M (i think 3M) reflective that was used on the old telewest vans conformed rather well in the old style transit recesses.
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Post Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:27 pm

The Avery XR1000 reflective was pretty good for corrugation work all the Dyno-Rod vehicles used to have the large roundels cut out of it, you could get the face beads to break if you were overly aggressive but it's as good a reflective as I've used for uneven surfaces.
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Cameron Steer

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Post Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:49 pm

hI ROBERT,

You used loads of the new Oralite 5600 solvent ink jet grade , that should have been pretty conformable , just white though for printing.

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Post Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:49 pm

Rob,
As you said Mactac conforms well in grooves and over rivets and only slight heat is needed. Did 5 vans with chevrons using this about 19 months ago and had no problems since. I wouldn't advise fitting dry on a warm day though. Sticks like superglue and is a b!tch to remove if fitted incorrectly. Only comes off in little bits! :wink:
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Post Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:57 pm

Cameron - Europoint wrote:hI ROBERT,

You used loads of the new Oralite 5600 solvent ink jet grade , that should have been pretty conformable , just white though for printing.

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you know you could be right with the new oracal reflective cameron, i never gave it a thought because its a white digital reflective but it is soft and doesnt snap easy like most "without" the new polyester film nikalite introduced to prevent this and give a hi-gloss finish.

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