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6. Pre-fabricated CHEVRON PANELS & KITS

APP#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.

 

A pre striped roll

 

 

 

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.

HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE ADVANTAGES OF PRISMATIC OVER “STANDARD” GLASS BEAD SHEETING?

 

HOW TO DETERMINE IF 3M 983 OR REFLEXITE EMS IS BEST FOR MY APPLICATION?

 

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.

 

Pre-printed chevron 3M 973

 

 

REFLEXITE DAYBRIGHT

3M 983 DIAMOND GRADE

 

 

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


Spartan bumper


Layout of pre-fabricated chevrons

 

 

4. PREFABRICATED CHEVRON KITS FOR ROLL-UP DOORS

It is possible to install 6 inch prismatic sheeting over roll-up doors and then cut through the sheeting on both edges of every slat. This normally leaves a center joint. If using open-celled construction products (3M 983), it is mandatory to seal every cut and every edge of every slat. This is tedious but is required to maintain the warrantee. It is easier to use closed-cell products such as Reflexite EMS.

Prefabricated chevrons for ROLL-UP DOORS solve most installation problems. Both « open » and « closed-cell » sheeting can be used in the fabrication of prefabricated pre-cut chevron kits that are installed either by the Fire Apparatus OEM (often before mounting the door in its frame, or with the door installed) or by your local lettering contractor. When using 3M 983, pre-fab chevrons are hot-cut (sealed during the cutting process) to maintain their warrantee. Using the pre-fab method also eliminates a center joint.

 

 

 

5. 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.

Flexible one piece pre-printed

 

 

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.
 

SECURITRIM CAN COORDINATE INSTALLATIONS WITH ITS NETWORK OF APPROVED INSTALLERS.