6. PRE-FABRICATED CHEVRON PANELS & KITS
For emergency vehicle manufacturers & fleets Install “one-piece” pre-assembled chevrons; reduce costs & waste
Why should FIRE APPARATUS OEM’S consider pre-fabricated chevron striping?
Prefabricated kits (pre-assembled) are advantageous for the production of several identical apparatus or vehicles. The initial set-up is more expensive and not necessarily cost-efficient but multiple kits “duplicate” the original layout and setup and become very cost-efficient. However, panels can be made that you install and trim to exact dimensions during installation. These can be done more economically if printed over or fabricated from conspicuity grade sheeting.
Which is the best product to use for prefabricated chevrons?
It all depends on what you want
Do you want a nice “appearance” for vehicle identification?
Or do you want safety?
It is a big difference. Being SAFER and sporting impressive VEHICLE IDENTIFICATON can be COMBINED without any significant cost increase.
1. PRE-FABRICATED CHEVRON KITS
Sheets of 6 inch conspicuity sheeting can be pre-assembled and even trimmed to exact size or in sheets that you trim. This saves installation time and waste because your installer installs one piece just like “wallpaper”. The other advantage over printed panels is that any damaged stripe can be replaced.
These can be produced in either 3M Diamond Grade or Reflexite Daybright.
2. PRINTED CHEVRON PANELS
Conspicuity grade panels up to 48 inches wide can have the “red” or other color digitally printed over the base white, or yellow or fluorescent lime green. These are easy to prepare since you trim as required and are very easy to install. The disadvantage is that the replacement of a “damaged” section requires the removal and replacement of the panel involved. Custom sizes can be produced.
3. PREFABRICATED CHEVRON KITS FOR BUMPER
Bumpers kits can be prefabricated and “hot-cut” (sealed) if using 3M 983
4. PREFABRICATED PRE-CUT CHEVRON KITS FOR PICKUP TAILGATES
All common models of pickups used by Emergency services can be pre-printed and pre-cut for perfect installation using the new prismatic technology. Compound bends are avoided. Simply apply the sections. You must specify if decal emblems are to be removed and repositioned over the chevron, or not to be removed. If not removed, the chevron will be pre-cut around the emblems. Installation can be done in minutes instead of hours.
Why should FLEET MANAGERS consider prefabricated pre-assembled chevron kits?
PREFAB KITS are better than installing chevrons stripe by stripe because:
Prefabricated kits ensure CONSISTANT vehicle identification of fleets when installed in different regions and by different installers.
Prefabricated kits have a higher initial layout cost, but multiple kits become COST-EFFICIENT once computer generated layout is setup for each type of vehicle.
Prefabricated kits REDUCE INSTALLATION TIME because cutting and adjusting is minimal.
REDUCE WASTE because there are no unused angle cuts, no discarded material and no remnants of expensive full rolls to keep in stock.
ELIMINATE CENTER JOINTS with 45 degree chevrons (“one piece” without fragile joints)
Securitrim can produce prefabricated kits in any of these (3M 680, 3M 983 Diamond Grade, Reflexite V-92, V-97 or V-98 and Oralite 5650)
Securitrim prefers to prefabricate chevrons using HIGH INTENSITY CONSPICUITY GRADE SHEETING. Digital printing over glass-bead reflective sheeting has the lowest reflective power. Printed chevrons are now available on conspicuity grade sheeting. All our printed chevrons are laminated with the highest outdoor product warrantee available for preserving the highest reflective power for years.