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Post Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:35 pm

Wrapping Vinyl

Can anyone please advise on a good and reasonably priced wrapping vinyl and laminate.

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Post Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:40 pm

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Post Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:46 pm

i believe Ritrama have a competitive wrap material. can be bought through wm smiths, but i have never used it as yet.

good all rounders i have used are Oracals and Grafityps grafiwrap.
both sell in 10 or 15 metre rolls... so if not doing a big van, your outlay is kept to a minimum. even buy in 2x 15m rolls if only 30m needed, so still not buying a 50 metre log.
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Post Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:50 pm

ADS are now selling 25m rolls of the Mactac wrap material.
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Post Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:23 pm

Thanks guys, have already done the vans in Hexis easy apply and its popping out of the handle recesses I thought it would stay in but it seems not. :evil: :evil: :evil: I will give Oracal a try as I believe Grafytip needs heat when laminating.
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Post Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:28 pm

Peter had a flyer through today and I did chat to the rep and I think there were problems and theses I think have been sorted, although I have been told bubble free vinyls are not the best for wrapping. I did a transit front end in black Hexis and including the front grill and the van still looks great, this was applied to newly painted panels.
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Post Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:53 pm

Rich im guessing you wrapped convex curves on the transit and it sounds like peter had problems with concave areas which is where easy appply vinyls are limited.

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Post Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:56 pm

Not the front grill. I removed the black plastic trim and the vinyl had to go into the surround a fair amount. I saw the van the other day and it had not moved.
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Post Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:09 pm

grafiwrap can be laminated cold, it is fine, one of the reasons they say it is better hot is that it makes for better application and removal, I cant say if it does as I have only ever done it cold. I think John Childs tried it with hot lamination and his fitters found it better, but dont think it makes a significant difference?
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Post Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:23 pm

Peter Munday wrote:I believe Grafytip needs heat when laminating.

It's not that it needs heat, just that heat just helps with application by lowering the initial tack. Without heat it's just like any other vinyl.

We use it all the time.
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Post Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:52 am

Arlon Xscape 6000 repositionable here... I love this stuff.
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Post Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:04 am

Richard Urquhart wrote: I did a transit front end in black Hexis and including the front grill and the van still looks great, this was applied to newly painted panels.


We've applied to newly painted panels aswell and that stayed put too. But when it came to remove it when a new wrap was needed.....oh dear! Wasn't going anywhere.
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Post Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:55 pm

I have use nearly all of them and I tell you what - at the moment the best for me is 3M cotroltac, specially if you have to wrap vans like LT or Sprinters.
I've just done new VW Crafter last month and it looks amazing, completely no lifting, popping, whatever.
So i'm gonna stick to the 3M stuff

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