Use Vinyl over paint?
First of all vinyl is cheaper and faster than painting. When you have
a machine painted you can simply chose a base color and run all you graphics
in vinyl. The benefit of this is 2 fold, you can change the design at
any point, and repair in the even of pavement contact is simple.
type of Vinyl Should you use?
Vinyl comes in many different varieties and qualities. Most high performance
vinyl is good for 5 to 8 years in extreme outdoor conditions. Cheaper
vinyl can also be had for 3 year adhesion and fade resistance. Use the
vinyl that makes sense for your application.
colors can you get?
All of them! Vinyl can come in everything from flat black to brushed aluminum
and even some pearl and reflective colors.
I get more than one color per graphic?
Yes you can, you can get as many colors as needed. Imagine each color
as a layer, then we just stack the layers to line up properly. But, be
prepared, having multiple colors can somtimes do the same to the price.
you paint over vinyl?
Yes, but only the high performance is recommended for this. The high performance
is resistant to most chemicals and is very durable for painting. We recommend
you run a test panel with the paint and sample vinyl before committing.
do you install the vinyl?
Vinyl is simple to install. First make sure you have a reference point
for placement of the graphic. Use a wax and grease remover to clean the
area very well for proper adhesion.
- Spray the
are with a solution of water and dish soap, (about 4 drops of soap per
cup of water).
- Peal the
backing off the vinyl and give it a squirt or to for complete coverage
- Place the
graphic on the location to be installed and gently slide around until
you have it in the proper location.
- Run a squeegee
over the vinyl to remove as much moisture as possible.
- Then let
it sit for about 5 minuets.
- When you
peal the tack sheet off make sure you use a very sharp angle, try to
make the tack sheet parallel with the surface as you are pulling it
- Pull gently
and slowly to reveal your new vinyl graphic.