Sign & Digital Graphics

2016 WRAPS

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84 • WRAPS • 2 0 1 6 D E E P C H A N N E L W R A P Wrapping the Deepest Grooves Prep, prime and post-heat tech- niques for wrap- ping sprinter van groove channels B Y L U I S T I R A D O I have been wrapping vehicles for a number of years now, and recently I've noticed that the commercial vehicles coming through my door have deeper grooves and channels that must be dealt Luis Tirado, president of WBC Graphics, Orlando, is a 3M Preferred Installer and a 3M Authorized Trainer. He has more than 10 years of experience in the graphics industry. For more information on training, visit www. with—much deeper than they were a few years ago. These body design changes pose challenges in the application of graphic films. In my experience, there are three steps to wrapping over channels to ensure you prevent failure and create a high-quality, long-lasting wrap. In addition to selecting the best materi- als for the application, the three most important steps are Preparation, Prime and Post-Heat—or what I like to call " PPP." Let's take a look at how to wrap over the deep channels that are built into a Ford Sprinter Van. Here is a look at the deep channels of a Ford Sprinter Van. WRAP TECHNIQUES

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