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This is my first time putting vinyl on a trailer and i have a few questions.

Which type of vinyl to use? Cast or Calendar?

If I use cast can I apply calendar on top of it? The design is 2 colors black with a few gold accents. I don't really want to buy a whole roll of gold cast seeing as I already have a roll of it in calendar. If you have to put cast on cast does anyone know where I can buy just a sheet of gold cast?

Any tips? Should try dry or wet method?

Thanks for your help I know it's a lot of questions.
 

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This is my first time putting vinyl on a trailer and i have a few questions.

Which type of vinyl to use? Cast or Calendar?

If I use cast can I apply calendar on top of it? The design is 2 colors black with a few gold accents. I don't really want to buy a whole roll of gold cast seeing as I already have a roll of it in calendar. If you have to put cast on cast does anyone know where I can buy just a sheet of gold cast?

Any tips? Should try dry or wet method?

Thanks for your help I know it's a lot of questions.
Does the trailer have rivets? I like to use a High performance vinyl and apply dry, so you can suck the vinyl up to the rivet. It is almost impossible to squeeze the water completly out when dealing with rivets.

To answer your question. If it is just lettering then an intermediate vinyl will work fine. it will prob. eventually pop up around the rivets, but will not hurt anything. You can mix vinyls, I do it all the time when it comes to lettering and cut vinyls. When I do a full vehicle wrap I like 3M high performance vinyl with air channels.
 

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Thanks for your reply!

Yes it does have rivets.


So the Cal wont shrink faster than the cast it is applied on top of and cause problems?


Also if I went the Cal way could I just cut around the rivets? (still keeping the color vinyl on top of the rivets)
 

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Hard to say. Can you send me the design and I can see. [email protected]

Not nessesary to cut around rivets.

They will shrink diff. but depending on the design and how much the overlap, etc. it may not have any "real" effect after applied.

The thinner the vinyl the better over the rivets.

I have used some 3M High Perf. vinyl printed on a UV printer cut and applied onto flat pannel trucks. Vinyl laid down real good. 2 years later some rivets still look good, others have come unstuck. But can't really tell from 6 feet away.

I personally have gotten away from anything that says "removable". I use oracal 651 for most of my printed intermediate vinyls. I use the Orajet 3551 (Calendered) for wrapping, but I'm finding that I don't like how it's holding up. So, I'll be going back to 3M Cast. I was trying to same $, but it is by fare a better product. Cost about $300 more per roll.
 
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