Cling is -new and fresh applied to a new reg sticker. Everything appears flat when applied and cut -square- on a rotary type paper cutter. The center/top horizontals are not curling. Just the 2 sides.
I guess I'll remove it and lay something heavy and reapply after a few days but I'm only struggling with the 2 vert sides of the sticker
A thought came to me. While noting is ever -finite-, is there a shelf life to these sort of things ?
And if there was a shelf life, I presume it would be somewhat obvious
The static cling is 8 1/2 sheets in a box stored in my file cabinet....
It seems fiat. I applied new reg sticker, cut on roto trimmer, cleaned car glass and then -peeled off the white cap sheet of the static cling- (I may be using cap sheet terminology wrong, not in the trades) and stuck directly to the WS
Off to do a baseline test this weekend. Cut new cling and just stick it on the WS and see if it continues to lay flat
If it's a cling, why not just take it off and warm it up with a hair dryer until it relaxes? Roll it up tight backwards? Put it in the middle of a heavy book for a few days? PPF film over it on the outside of the windshield?
Getting Antsy as this rolling curling edges look like sch###.
Dare I just go pick up Elmers Glue Stick with it's low tack, glue the edges and just -pray- that when it comes time 12 month later for new sticker, the glue will be easy to remove with glass cleaner and some slight scrubbing and not *damage* the hardcoat on the tint /
I just found the best answer, so far, to the peanut problem plaguing the Dodge rear window.
Normally I will use #3 steel wool w/soap and water, microfiber wipe, mist, squeegee, 70% alcohol, squeegee, flush, squeegee, flush and lay film.
A few days ago the alcohol was out of reach and I picked up a bottle of 15% Rapid Tac/85% water and the film stuck down better than ever. I thought it was a fluke and tried it again on a windshield and got the same results.
Rapid Tac is usually used as a surface prep cleaning solution for vinyl graphics and also good for wet applications of factory truck bedside graphics, think FX4 and TRD logos.
Sometimes I win by accident, this was one of those times. I hope this helps everyone else win as well.
Back again two years later. Which material do you figure is best for application? I've used TPU and PET. TPU ended up an easier install, it contoured to the surface easily and was able to wrap around the table to provide protection on the sides. PET was the hard material which I would've favored more. It's theoretically an easy install if it was just a flat table, however with existing sink/stove setup it proves difficult to cut around. As well, does brand matter in your opinion? I used Alibaba TPU and let it sit for a year, the edges did not want to stick even with tac solution. Do you think material thickness also plays a role in contour over the edges?
The short answer is materials x 5 to 10, roughly.
I can bid that job for fleet/preload, but I wouldn't do it without being compensated. Too many variables that would leave money on the table without a through assessment.