A local school is wanting me to wrap this small side wall and end to look like books for the teachers going into their classrooms, What material would you guys suggest for this?
Not sure this'll help or not.
This thing is stupid expensive but very much worth it. We had to do some ATM's that were painted with a finish similar to stucco. The sign company that did the wraps before did nothing in the way of heating, let alone actually pressing the material into the substrate, so that only the peaks of the stucco actually adhered to the film. The first one I pulled up to was waving in the breeze.
The TSA-4 will receive harbor freight's brand of heat gun well, and does a great job of conforming/mashing the vinyl into the peaks and valleys of the surface.
Here is a picture of the top of an ATM, half has been heated and rolled, half just tacked in place.
Yeah I agree, I believe the heat gun is supposed to be mounted so that it is an inch away from the substrate and move at a speed of 4" for second.Also, small bit of advice for people new to this toll. Make sure you don't put the heat gun all the way into the TSA-4. Set it back as far as you can, then clamp it down. You can get heat streaks from throwing 1000 degrees at the wrap as you roll it if the heat gun is too close to the surface.
The schools around here specify that the vinyl can be removed with no damage to the wall. They use a low VOC epoxy which sticks to the walls and cleans easily, but can pull off easily with household tape (teachers are required to use blu-tak and cannot tape things to the wall).
Removeable adhesive might work but test first. If you have this language in your contract (it is more common than you might think), check with the building engineer and add the cost of repainting into your bid. Make sure you advertise the fact you are doing this, and contact the building engineer so they get involved, otherwise you will be undercut in your bid by somebody who is not taking re-painting into account.