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Mototrig

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Anyone else's shrinking??
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Has to be a different vinyl, none of the older solid color ones have ever done that.
 

Bobby V

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110 degree heat every weekend in the summer will prob do that but I’m not a vinyl expert

Yep. Mine never shrank. But my Tahoe stays in the garage most of the time. I'm selling my car and removed all my stickers. The green RDP one I just peeled off and put on my fridge. Still sticky. 👍
 

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Yep. Mine never shrank. But my Tahoe stays in the garage most of the time. I'm selling my car and removed all my stickers. The green RDP one I just peeled off and put on my fridge. Still sticky. 👍

Did you put it next to all your used glow sticks? Never heard of someone trying to reuse stickers. I thought the union paid you better. :D
 

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Did you put it next to all your used glow sticks? Never heard of someone trying to reuse stickers. I thought the union paid you better. :D
I used a razor blade on my Eliminator, Havasu and Mammoth stickers. Thought I would try and save the Lickity Split sticker since it was only made 1 time. R.I.P. 😞 The rest I can replace.
 

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Mine is still on the backing displayed here in my home office and still looks good but the temp is controlled so rarely gets above 70.
 

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Being a sign guy that happens when you use cheap economy white backed vinyl. Not the graphics guys problem if someone wanted "cheap" stickers.....:p
 

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Tinted glass gets extremely hot and sometimes causes vinyl to shrink and do other weird things. Manufacturers formulate vinyl for painted surfaces.
We use a grey back adhesive to block out any color underneath, so what you are seeing is the adhesive edge after the vinyl shrinks some. The direction you park your truck, if it sits out all day in the sun, if it was stretched during installation and many other factors can play a roll in material life and things like this happening. I
 

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Being a sign guy that happens when you use cheap economy white backed vinyl. Not the graphics guys problem if someone wanted "cheap" stickers.....:p

I’ve been using the same print material for these kinds of stickers for 15+ years - a polymeric calendard vinyl. It’s the best you can get without paying 10 X the price for a roll of cast vinyl and laminate, which is overkill for small “giveaway” decals like this. No one would want to pay the additional cost. If your talking true vehicle graphics or a wrap- cast all day - I won’t do it otherwise.
 

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Being a sign guy that happens when you use cheap economy white backed vinyl. Not the graphics guys problem if someone wanted "cheap" stickers.....:p
Do you do aluminum signs? And can you get just aluminum blanks? What company are you with?
 

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I’ve been using the same print material for these kinds of stickers for 15+ years - a polymeric calendard vinyl. It’s the best you can get without paying 10 X the price for a roll of cast vinyl and laminate, which is overkill for small “giveaway” decals like this. No one would want to pay the additional cost. If your talking true vehicle graphics or a wrap- cast all day - I won’t do it otherwise.

For sure man...I'm not arguing with you or second guessing your material usage we do use the same. Sounded like people were calling you out and it's not your fault, is the avenue my post was headed down.
 
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