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4. INSTALL PRISMATIC SHEETING?

4. HOW TO INSTALL PRISMATIC SHEETING?

All surfaces should be very clean and all previously installed decals removed.  (see section below on “removing decals”)  There are products available to ensure any residue is removed.  Before installation, it is advised to spray a mixture of 1/3 Isopropyl Alcohol and 2/3 water over the surface and wipe dry.   (do not let it evaporate)

  • Do not “overlap” individual stripes at “joints”, unless you cut through both to make the joint.  All stripes can be “butted” to the adjacent stripe.

 

 

 

 

 
  • Do not force conspicuity grade sheeting (Reflexite and 3M series 983) into compound bends, such door handle recesses or body bends.  It has a “memory” and will eventually rebound to its original position.

 

Not recommended installations

 

 

 

 

Trim all material at least 1/8 inch or more before any edge or bend. This will not be visible at night when the product reflects.

 

Recommended installations

 

 

 

Do not apply over existing lettering (thickness will show through).

 

 

Do not install over rivets, bolts, screws or any other raised surfaces. Prismatic sheeting will “tent” up.

 

 

 

 

Never heat prismatic sheeting to make it more flexible since the micro-prisms will misalign and will not reflect!

 

 

REFLEXITE:  (closed cell construction)  Can be applied wet.

 

 

 

3M  series 983:  (open cell construction)  Edges/ends must be sealed  if cuts are made (1/2 inch clear edge sealing tape, or liquid sealer like Cutex) .  NEVER USE WET METHOD for installation.

 

3M Edge sealer tape

 

STEPS TO REMOVE EXISTING DECALS

  1. Heat the vinyl with a “heat-gun” (don’t overheat the paint!) and scrape with a plastic scraper.
  2. Spray “RAPID REMOVER” on the remaining glue and let sit for one minute.
  3. Scrape as much as required (repeat the process).
  4. Once the glue is removed, it is necessary to remove the “remover residue” using product such as “RAPID TAC”, especially if there is remover accumulated between the slats of roll-up doors.
  5. Clean everything with soapy water and rinse well!