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Creepy Tip #4: Too Hot / Too Cold

Creepy Tip #4: Too Hot / Too Cold

Baby, its hot outside! Vinyl application has some optimal application temperatures. If it is too cold out the vinyl will become stiff and brittle. The adhesive doesn’t get the chance to adhere properly and will possibly peel off in short order. On the other end of the spectrum, heat can also cause the vinyl to almost melt. It becomes too pliable, the adhesive too soft and aggressive. Application can become a nightmare, or even impossible. Optimal application temperature is no colder than 16 degrees Celsius, and as for the heat, it really depends on how large the decal is or if you are applying in direct sun. If you find the surface you are about to apply the decal is too warm to touch, try to wait until a cooler time of day. (And yes, this is a picture of a slightly melted gooey pile of vinyl, for effect😉 

wad of vinyl that was too warm

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Naomi Creepy Tip #4: Too Hot / Too Cold
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Graphic Designer with an Applied Degree from Medicine Hat College, Visual Communications Program.

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