Striping Flexibility

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Kyle Henderson asked 4 years ago

Hello,
I have a firetruck that has several curves and bends around the cab. Does your engine turn striping have a lot of flexibility, is it bendable? Is it cast vinyl or calendared? 

James Carlyle Staff replied 4 years ago

Our Engine Turn and Spun Leaf striping does not have a lot of flexibility. We have made curved sections for wheel wells and smaller radius turns. We do not use calendared vinyl as it lacks the long term durability needed for emergency vehicles. Our regular striping is based on a polyester film which provides improved durability with a thinner section at the expense of flexibility. We manufacture a printed Scotchlite (TM) film which resembles Engine Turn Gold with the flexibility of Vinyl.

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James Carlyle Staff answered 4 years ago

Our Engine Turn and Spun Leaf striping does not have a lot of flexibility. We have made curved sections for wheel wells and smaller radius turns. We do not use calendared vinyl as it lacks the long term durability needed for emergency vehicles. Our regular striping is based on a polyester film which provides improved durability with a thinner section at the expense of flexibility. We manufacture a printed Scotchlite (TM) film which resembles Engine Turn Gold with the flexibility of Vinyl.