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Author Topic: Vinyl wrap vs paint  (Read 821 times)
Nineforever
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« on: April 21, 2013, 07:16:56 PM »

Was wondering if it would be okay to cover a mc9 above the belt line with extra good quality vinyl instead of paint , reason seems to be much less exspensive oracle has great selection of colors lasts up to 10 years ? .
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 07:22:27 PM »

To many rivets to get a smooth cover and bond BTDT
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 07:26:50 PM »

Understand to many rivets on a mc9 , on a smoth side 102 it would be good ?
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 10:00:00 AM »

I had my coach wrapped, and I found that it works well, but you need to be sure that the installer has experience.

The fellow I chose gave a good price and a guarantee (we operate the vehicle to transport disabled veterans so we are a non profit and watch every penny). Out of the shop, the job looked awesome, but when asked about the guarantee, he said that he would fix anything we brought back to him to fix. Lots of repairs.

Since the work was done, I have spoken with a number of installers, and they told me what was done wrong, how it should have been done, and then showed completed wraps that have lasted a long time without problems.

Much can be done with a wrap where painting would be cost prohibitive, but pick your installer.
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 11:49:47 AM »

Our Boy Scout troop has a trailer that was wrapped in 2001 or 2002.  It is somewhat faded, but still good shape.  One of the Scout leaders owns a sign shop and did the work for free.

He said the trailer should have been rewrapped at least 5 years ago.  He said the wrap will now have to be removed and it is very labor intensive to do so after being on so many years.  It appears that a vinyl wrap is not intended for long term use.
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