Preparing the suraface
Vinyl materials create a excellent bond with painted wood, plastic, metal, steel and glass. The installation area needs to be smooth and weatherproof surface which is free of dirt, wax, grease and silicone. Before applying the vinyl material the surface is cleaned thoroughly with isopropanol and wiped dry with clean cloth.
What you should expect in outdoor vinyl sign durability.
- 8 years (black/white)
- 7 years (transparent/colored)
- 4 years (metallic)
- 3 years (brilliant blue)
Removing vinyl letters and logos
Surface temperature must be at least 68 degrees or higher before vinyl films can be removed. Using a razor cautiously start at one corner of the vinyl film. Then slowly lift the vinyl from the surface at a 180 angle. If the vinyl film is very old. Adhesive residue may remain on the surface. It can be removed easily with varnish thinner or Goo Gone.