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James Martin

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Post Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:50 am

reflective vinyl removal paint lifitng problems

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Been asigned the task of removing the vinyl (some of it reflective) on a silver Renault twingo.

Everything is coming off fine on the sides; but on the bonnet and back the paint work is lifting with the steam as if its not an original paint job.

My first thought was bad repaint job, but the guy insists that its all original.

Anyone got any experience with this happening before, could the original paint work be different on differnt sides of the car?

In my experience ots alway repainted surfaces that peal.

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Post Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:03 pm

I'd assign the job back to the owner of the van, removing reflective is the worst job going, whenever i fit reflective now i'll always put a layer of cheap 3yr vinyl on the van first and then the reflective on top, saves a lot of time when it comes to removal.
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:07 pm

Depends what is original paint, I used to work for a Ford main agent and a fair proportion of their bodyshop work was transporter damage so just because the customer has not had paintwork done doesn't maean that all of the paint was applied at the factory.
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:15 pm

I never touch it without the customer knowing that I will not be liable for any damage to paintwork. obviously if I damage it with tools or something -that's different but, having done a lot of recovery and emergency vehicles in the past, I've got some right horror stories when it comes to removing reflective!
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:10 pm

Had the customer over there to see what going on and luckily he accepts the damage as an unaviodable consequence of having fitted reflective straight onto the paintwork.

Next time I will be giving a warning that this could happen before I start.

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Post Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:03 pm

Alan Drury wrote:Depends what is original paint, I used to work for a Ford main agent and a fair proportion of their bodyshop work was transporter damage so just because the customer has not had paintwork done doesn't maean that all of the paint was applied at the factory.
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Second that!
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Martin Pearson

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Post Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:52 pm

If I am asked to remove vinyl from a vehicle I always warn the customer that there may be damage caused by the vinyl lifting the paint, even if it is just ordinary type cast or calendered material. You don't know the history of the vehicle & often the customer doesn't know its true history either, even when bought as a new van paint can have been touched up.

I just like to cover my own backside with jobs like that especially if I haven't fitted the graphics originally.

Same as Glen if I am fitting reflective I will warn the customer about the possible problems & time involved removing reflective & offer to put a cheap vinyl between the reflective & bodywork. Customers choice at end of day but at least they have been warned & offered the option.
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Gwaredd Steele

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Post Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:34 pm

You need an MBX vinyl remover for getting reflective off safely.

Cheers,

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Post Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:17 pm

Gwaredd Steele wrote:You need an MBX vinyl remover for getting reflective off safely.

Cheers,

G.


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