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Re: "Reply by Mike Armstead on
legal problems is basically a blanket statement to cover their arses, if you end up get into legal problems 'painted will vinyl' will be the last thing anyone worries about
Vinyl is the best for basically any application.
It is, by far the most durable surface coating you can use and rarely will it be worse than paint which is the 'old way' to put a layer on your aircraft,Vinyl is effectively the new way to put the layer on your aircraft. Remembering that paint is basically a surface protector. Being pretty is just the side benefit.
When you've decided to really go to town on your bird, please keep me in mind, I am a sign writer by trade and a graphic designer by education. I can do you some liveries for your bird which will knock you socks off. Samples of my work are available. I know how to design it for the best application, so you can avoid any bubbling or other problems. The zenith aircraft are a sign writers wet dream... we sign guys love flat panels
All the files I create are usable by any decent sign maker, so you don't need anything but some good hand skills and some time to make your work as good as you want it.
You may as well take advantage of the vinyl to make some cool looking designs.
Just ask and I'll be happy to help you create the sort of image you want to fly with.
Whilst you may not be familiar with the actual artwork I'm sure you can see what I'm aiming at.
Please be aware that I can't legally rip off anything but I can show you how to create something that gives you the sort of visual impression you're after. Copyright is a bitch but it serves a purpose.
Craeg (your flying sign writer)
Hey guys... I got a price to wrap my entire plane. $4500.00 to do it in white and a secondary color. Contemplating this.....
Has anybody actually done one yet? My quote for a full wrap on my CH601XL was $6,800...that includes 100% coverage with 5 colors or more.
The vinyl that covers my whole panel has been on there about 7 years without a hitch. My son worked for vinyl company and they did compete wraps on 30 foot long aluminum trailers. They also had some trailers come back in after 10 years in the hot Louisiana sun to have updated graphics. He reports good integrity and only being more difficult to remove than the newly laid on stuff. Apparently it sticks tighter with age.
My Nieces husband does the graphics design for NASCAR and that is vinyl holding up to 190 Mph speeds and abrasive grit.
I plan to try it on my bare metal 801, but plan to paint some detail parts in color, and prime the rest before wrapping, just in case of potential corrosion.