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Old 01-14-2021, 01:12 PM   #21
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very nice!
Can it print multicolor?
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Can it print multicolor?
It's just a vacuum table. No printing. So it would depend on pre-set vinyl colors, or if you went to a sign shop, and had custom graphics printed.

Sadly, there can, and will be a trade off depending on styles, and graphic choices due to heat, and stretch. A carbon fiber look vinyl will have stretch markes, depending on recesses, and complex curves. Possibly removing an authentic look. Same with color shift vinyls. Maybe. Depends on the surface, heat applied, and vacuum pressure.

Going to take some time to iron out, and experiment on all the different variables.
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Real life is getting in the way. :/ I have a few more feet of black gloss. Enough to do one large table, and maybe a couple small table/small body parts pulls.

Got two more rolls coming in. One is white aluminum. ( have an idea for that one. a bike as a tribute P-51 Mustang/invasion stripe theme) or just try as a single color " aluminum" bike.

And a dark gloss grey. ( darker than nardo/attack grey)

Both were reasonably priced, and wanting to see how each ones finished result looks. Wont be in till tuesday/wed.

But hoping I can have decent vid/update on sunday.

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These are the two coming in. Really curious on the white aluminum, and how it will appear, by itself, or with a color scheme on a bike.
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These are the two coming in. Really curious on the white aluminum, and how it will appear, by itself, or with a color scheme on a bike.
You'll have to give us feedback on the Vvivid vinyl. I saw that amazon has plenty of that brand in stock. I saw a really nice metallic royal crown blue, that I wanted to wrap one of my bikes with and slap some Redbull stickers on it (I really like the Redbull branding for some reason... they did great on that logo).
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Just because of price ( and amazon) Vivvid, is all I have dealt with. So I can't compare with others yet.

All in all, workability is pretty good, as long as the room you are working in is 70+ or above. Seems like everytime I'm tinkerering with vinyl, it's always cold. It does get brittle/tears easy when working cooler/cold.( I'm sure thats similar for most vinyls in reason.)

That and you do want to exercise some caution with hands on. It's not bad, re-working an area, but do it too much, and the adhesion is lost.

Now as far as ordering online, they don't do a color correction. My first roll was "midnight purple" looked great on the example rolls, and cars, when I got it, it was considerably more blue, and not as dark, as pictured.
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No new vids. :(

The last sheet of vinyl, fell through the frame, while I was re-securing it to the frame. Sticky side down, into the garage floor. Got 2 new rolls coming in this week. So maybe next sunday. :/
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No new vids. :(

The last sheet of vinyl, fell through the frame, while I was re-securing it to the frame. Sticky side down, into the garage floor. Got 2 new rolls coming in this week. So maybe next sunday. :/
That sucks. Keep it up though! I can't wait to see the new video
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If you think you might want to experiment on my race firings I wouldnt mind.
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If you think you might want to experiment on my race firings I wouldnt mind.
Would love to try. My only real limitation is time. And I really do mean time.

Got my 4th pull in this weekenend. All in time was aprox 30 minutes. Issues/descrepancies in description. I have to fix a few things. New video up. ( in "vivvid white aluminum")

I had a helper. Please bear in mind he is a really cool guy, but moderate to high function autistic. Keep any comments towards the process please, and not towards my helper.

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Again potential issues adressed in description.

Biggest issue is placement. I need to add some kind of guide, between platen ( air table) and frame. ( my frame is flimsy,adds wiggle..) I need to make two frames in rigid aluminum, or iron, and sandwhich vinyl between the two. Contaminents wise this video was better, but not perfect. My helper did drop iy, and it caused a tear ( actual duct tape) on vinyl, and minor contaminates. ) but still, it allowed me to view other issues. I need to add, and remove foam. Aluminum foil during heat contact, creates a dry/brittleness issue on edges. Will fix.
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For experimentation, sounds great. But if you are looking for "turnaround" time, with perfection. Thats my only issue.
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Expanding foam did great, but i need to add some filler, and cut away in other areas
( basically any outside diameter areas i need to cut away, for corners) yet add height/solidity for base. Hope that makes sense.
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The only reason i am focusing on the ninja 250 for vids, is due to sheer complexixity. I now have an SV-650, and yamaha 250, amd my gixxer 05 2000. But most of thier panels are flat-ish, pr smaller items. . Easily done by hand. I am happily offfering services by hand, for much cheaper. It doesn't necessarily need vac-formed...just simplyfying cost/process, where i can.
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