Author Topic: Using 3M or VViViD films and vinyl for limbs  (Read 177 times)

Offline OkKeith

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Using 3M or VViViD films and vinyl for limbs
« on: September 11, 2019, 02:23:33 PM »
Does anyone have experience using 3M or VViViD type vinyl materials on bow limbs? It is basically a sticky back sheet with color applied to it. Kind of like the zoomy car guys use for graphic wraps. I found a really cool camo pattern that would look great on the conversion bow project I am working on. From reading the application instructions it is applied to a clean surface and then heat set with a hair dryer.

I have looked at the Onestringer Limbsations (and they are GREAT products from my experience) but he doesn't have this camo pattern. Another neat feature of these films is that they can be heat formed onto shapes other than just flat surfaces so I could camo the top of a strap-on quiver with the same stuff.

What I would really like to know is if the vinyl can be sprayed with a matte clear coat (will it stick?) to protect the color and the surface from hard wear.

I am happy to be the guinea pig on this... just thought I would see what knowledge was out there.

Thanks,

OkKeith
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Re: Using 3M or VViViD films and vinyl for limbs
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 03:51:15 PM »
The one camo pattern I found there looked like it was a large print format that might be lost on a limb size surface.

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Re: Using 3M or VViViD films and vinyl for limbs
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 04:23:11 PM »
Monterey-

Here is the stuff I am looking at. It is open but so many of the "hunting camo" patterns seem too dark and blob together into a single dark mass at a distance (my impression anyway).

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Re: Using 3M or VViViD films and vinyl for limbs
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 08:22:15 PM »
I think that will work.  Keep us posted.
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