decals on tanker truck technique help

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KBryksa
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decals on tanker truck technique help

Post by KBryksa » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:05 pm

We are working a propsal together for putting decals on a fleet of tanker trucks due to the severe peeling of the old stuff. Whoever did the original work had to tile several pieces together, which we can vastly reduce, and there are "ribs" to the tanker that cause a ridge of two different heights to the surface.

The client would like a solid color with no gap of course, so would the ideal procedurte be to cut and butt up the edges, or to cover completely and "suck in" the vinyl as much as possible with a heat gun? Or is there a better way that i'm lost on. priority 1. is for ity to last as long as possible 2. to look seamless.

Thanks for any advise in advance!

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Post by Muts » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:08 am

cover completely and "suck in" the vinyl as much as possible with a heat gun?
yes do that.

Aluminum tank trucks take alot of abuse, chemicals, heat/sun magnified 10+
You must use HP vinyl, and that still isn't a enough sometimes. You can also
double lap the seams that seams to hold up ok.

Clean it well, even the seam. Try to do it dry if possible, and inside. I got a nice tan once doing it in the sun. :)

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