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Great post Mitchell. Appreciate all your input and support!
Hey Todd, the logos on the Dr. Vinyl Logo Depot do have clickable links to download all the different formats available. I have not heard of a PES format but the following formats is on the page:
AI Adobe Illustrator 7.x – This is one of the most common Vector Style formats. This would commonly be used for embroidery, vinyl graphics, and any situation where the size needs to be changed without distortion
EPS Encapsulated PostScript – This is one of the most common Vector Style formats. This would commonly be used for embroidery, vinyl graphics, and any situation where the size needs to be changed without distortion
PSD Adobe PhotoShop CS – This is a high resolution file for use in print applications. The has layers included in case you would like to remove the white background. 300 DPI
PNG Portable Network Graphics – A compressed image file format similar to JPEG. Transparent background in place.300 DPI
TIFF Tagged Image File Format – is an industry standard file format developed for the purpose of storing high-resolution bit-mapped, gray-scale, and color images. 300 DPI
JPEG+ Joint Photographic Experts Group, JPEGs are probably second only to GIFs in level of acceptance. JPEGs manage to capture wonderfully detailed images in millions of colors in minimal space by taking advantage of limitations with human vision, and performing little lossy compressions. 300 DPI
JPEG- Joint Photographic Experts Group, JPEGs are probably second only to GIFs in level of acceptance. JPEGs manage to capture wonderfully detailed images in millions of colors in minimal space by taking advantage of limitations with human vision, and performing little lossy compressions. 72 DPI
GIF Graphic Interchange Format. Yet another image format type generated specifically for computer use. Its resolution is usually very low (72 dpi, or that of your computer screen), making it undesirable for printing purposes.
Thank you for the post Mitchell. Very Encouraging!
Thanks for the post Mitchell.
Good information Mitchell, thanks for the post. Sounds like it’s time to get to work ladies and gents.
If you are wanting 2fl ounces, you should be mixing 100% of 2fl ounces. NOT 1000%
When retrieving paint codes in the Transtar No Mix Online Formula Retrieval program, you must enter the amount you want to mix.
Select Mix amount % =
Select amount you need = (1 fl ounce up to 1 gallon)
Click create report to get your color mixing results.
Other than that, you need to make sure your mixing scale is properly functioning.August 7, 2020 at 1:58 pm in reply to: can you fix concrete board like you do vinyl siding? #5566
Not sure what your actual application or situation is, but maybe use some Flex Tape or Flex Seal as advertised on TV.August 7, 2020 at 1:21 pm in reply to: can you fix concrete board like you do vinyl siding? #5565
Good morning Doc! Thanks for the post.
I do not no of anyone who’s tried that before but I know someone who used concrete board for skirting on a trailer home. In my opinion, you can not repair that type of material with our traditional VSR products or procedures. It will break and crumble.
P.S – Give me a call when you’re placing you next order. I still have something for you!
What a story. That is just fabulous. I will make sure this is in the newsletter for all to see. Thank you Mitchell & Steve.
Nice post Brennon! Thanks for replying Teresa, well done.
Great information Mitchell. Thanks for the post.
BusterSeptember 18, 2019 at 8:17 pm in reply to: We need to show what areas are owned by Franchises on the Dr. Vinyl Webpage. #5262
Mitchell, I greatly appreciate all the kind words in your post and appreciate your efforts in trying to “Get The Customer To The Appropriate Dr. Vinyl” in a timelier manner. Unfortunately, it would be impossible to publish a map of each franchise owner’s legal description of their territory. Not only would the map be more confusing to the customer, it would be misleading because most Dr. Vinyl franchise owners do not even service all the areas within their territory as it is. More importantly, some franchise owners (more than you would believe) only service automotive dealerships. They choose not to provide service for retail customers, residential customers, restaurants, national accounts or commercial type businesses. Currently, this is a decision the franchise owner has a right to make. Our point of view is by providing all the different services that we have to offer to the variety of clientele that is at your disposal, you only make your business stronger and more valuable while making the Dr. Vinyl/The Doctors Brand even stronger than ever before.
The “Find Your Doctor” on the Dr. Vinyl website is doing exactly what it is supposed to be doing. The site is designed so when a customer puts in their city or zip code, it will find the closest Dr. Vinyl location to that zip code or city. If there are multiple Dr. Vinyl’s in the area, it will pull all of them up with the closest being the first in order. The website is designed to generate interest and turn it into a phone call or an email, whether that call is directly to the franchise owner or to corporate headquarters. Either way, when the franchise owner receives the call, they have the opportunity to accept or decline the job. Again, the franchise owner has the right to choose whom he does business with.
Regarding the website content of “Find Your Doctor”, Dr. Vinyl has sent information to owner’s multiple times that they can modify their location details at any time. They can also update their location details to include the exact services their franchise offers. It’s simply a phone call to corporate to make those changes.
The best way to handle the problem you’re speaking of, in my opinion, would be 1 of 2 ways:
1. Each Dr. Vinyl Franchise Owner knows EXACTLY what their franchise territory is. It is in their Franchise Agreement. They should absolutely communicate this information to each of their associates that work within their franchise, so they do not accidentally infringe on another owner’s territory. Also, each Dr. Vinyl Franchise Owner should communicate with their neighboring Dr. Vinyl franchise owners. If a franchise owner does not know who their neighboring franchise owners are, simply call corporate and we would be more than happy to let you know who it is. By working together, you are accomplishing a few things: 1) More services are being handled by Dr. Vinyl/The Doctors Touch and keeping the competition out of your region and 2) you are strengthening the overall brand of Dr. Vinyl/The Doctors Touch in your area which in turn keeps more companies relying on you for services. Note: Be aware that owners occasionally expand their territories. When this occurs, we will notify surrounding Dr. Vinyl owners of the territory expansion.
2. Since Dr. Vinyl owners’ territories and services vary so much, unless you are 100% sure, it’s best to have any “outside customer” contact Dr. Vinyl corporate for the most accurate information. Not just me, but all my other co-workers are just as knowledgeable. If we don’t have the answer, we will find it. That’s what we are here for.
We totally understand what you’re saying here, we get these frustrated customers calling every day. The biggest concern they have with the website is what they consider false advertising (according to the calls we receive). After a customer has viewed the website and reaches out to the Dr. Vinyl representative, it’s very frustrating to hear a customer say “is there anyone else, your guy is not returning a phone call or not responding to an email. Or even worse “your guy says he doesn’t offer that service or he’s not driving that far.” I believe this is a problem that we need to find a solution to.
Sorry for the long response. Looking forward to all responses.
What I would do Brennon is get a good contact adhesive like you would use to lay down linoleum or vinyl floor in a home. You won’t need very much at all. Apply to both sides of the vinyl decking. That’s what I would use to seal the seams that way it will still be somewhat flexible. I would probably run a thin bead of paintable exterior caulk (you could use catalyst gel) to the edge of the seam to help prevent water from getting underneath. Where there are large gouges in the vinyl, since this vinyl decking is laying directly on top of plywood, I would put a sub patch in there and glue it in place with the contact adhesive as well. Then I would fill the void with VSRM, and dye to match. I would not offer any warranty because this is definitely a temporary fix. Based on the photos that you sent, it looks like they really need to replace the entire vinyl flooring due to weathering. Not trying to create more work, but the vinyl decking looks extremely dirty. Maybe you can make up some of your money by offering them to clean the deck with a product called “30 SECOND OUTDOOR CLEANER”. That stuff works great on all types of surfaces. Just spray it on, let it sit on the surface 5-10 minutes, agitate with stiff brush and rinse off. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Hey Brennon, any idea how old the vinyl deck covering is and if the homeowner by any chance has any scrap pieces?
In the pics, the material looks to be somewhat dried out. Is it very pliable? I would think that the vinyl is installed on top of plywood. If so, you can spread some contact adhesive under the vinyl and use a heat gun to help lay it back down to help seal the seams. I think you can use VSRM and/or Catalyst gel where the voids are.