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atkins71fan

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greenstar vinyl
« on: March 17, 2011, 08:32:22 PM »
Will greenstar vinyl stick to car windows?

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Re: greenstar vinyl
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011, 09:18:54 PM »
Don't listen to those knocking greenstar...i tested some out on a boat and it is holding strong after a year....in 110 degree weather in the summers and sometime teens in the winter...its even water exposed partially...no issues at all.
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bakervinyl

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Re: greenstar vinyl
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 09:41:51 PM »
yes it sticks very well to windows 99% of the vinyl i use is greenstar its cheap anwork as good as the big money stuff

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Re: greenstar vinyl
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 02:21:17 AM »
here is the problem i have with it. It is not that its a bad material it is just not consistent. One roll of green I bought would not even hardly stick to itself and one you couldnt peel off of anything. You get what you pay for in otherwords. Oracal ftw
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Re: greenstar vinyl
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 06:44:55 AM »
Green Star is very forgiving with cutting and weeding - great for we who are new to the business.  The "type" of vinyl it is, is not one that will last that long - read up on calendared VS cast.  All off this info is already available throughout this forum, other forums, and specific vinyl websites.  Color longevity will also be an issue.

The short answer is: Yes, on some window applications.  Most people do not apply it to the painted surface of autos (again, calendar/cast - this calendared vinyl tends to separate and crack over time, thus creating a potentially disastrous or damaging removing process later).  I have used it some on MY windows with success ( 9 months now - WHITE), but have moved to "other brands" for most things and always for a paying client.  (I can change out my own applications any time it starts to look less than crisp).  I reserve GS for short term items like banners and coroplast yard signs.  Colors you use often, you will always have fresh rolls of "good stuff" on hand.  So, as you "mature" in this business, you will find what best suits you and the jobs you get, and you will develop your own opinions as to vinyls.  But remember, your reputation and future business is riding around town on those windows, so develop those opinions wisely.
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atkins71fan

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Re: greenstar vinyl
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 08:38:51 PM »
can i layer greenstar vinyl over oracal reflective yinyl?

bakervinyl

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Re: greenstar vinyl
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 08:56:09 PM »
yup i do it on oracal ref. And oracal flourscent no problems yet

atkins71fan

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Re: greenstar vinyl
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 09:11:14 PM »
what oracal ref do u use?

bakervinyl

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Re: greenstar vinyl
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 11:14:03 PM »
i am using the oracal  oralite 5300 reflective vinyl

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Re: greenstar vinyl
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2011, 03:16:13 PM »
i been using green star and it works great it a little thicker then oracal.. green star is 3.0 mil were oracal 651 is 2.5 mil i use both very good but i have to say this the green star clear trans tape does not want stick good
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Re: greenstar vinyl
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2011, 03:50:29 PM »
I've been going back and forth between the Greenstar and the Oracal 631/651/751. I can honestly say, I now hate the Greenstar. This is for 3 reasons:

1) I doesn't stick to the release liner worth crap. This makes it hard to weed detail.
2) I have never worked with a vinyl that sticks to itself so viciously. If, during weeding, you accidentally let a little of the waste vinyl touch the "good" vinyl, your entire piece is ruined because even just brushing together is enough to get the adhesive to lock to the other piece of vinyl and you can't get it apart. No other vinyl I've ever used does this.
3) It smells like the inside of a beachball/rubber raft factory.

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Re: greenstar vinyl
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2011, 11:02:27 PM »
Don't listen to those knocking greenstar...i tested some out on a boat and it is holding strong after a year....in 110 degree weather in the summers and sometime teens in the winter...its even water exposed partially...no issues at all.

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Re: greenstar vinyl
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2011, 07:40:59 PM »
just to let everyone know, greenstar is signuniverses signature brand. another company makes it for them exclusively.

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