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Dr. Shrink is proud to offer you world class customer service. Our highly experienced staff are ready to field any question you can throw at them in the many industries of shrink wrap; marine/recreation, agricultural, construction/scaffolding, industrial, material handling, auto salvage, and many more.
Some Frequently Asked Questions – Answered!
“What color shrink wrap should I use? Is there a difference?”
Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap comes in blue, white, and
Blue absorbs sunlight allowing ice and snow to fall off of the cover easier during the winter. Used for winter storage and not recommended to be used as a transportation cover.
White reflects sunlight and harmful UV rays. Best used for transportation covers and general outside storage. White shrink wrap is also the color of choice for work enclosures and scaffolding. it provides shadow-free lighting and good color rendition.
Clear shrink wrap is commonly used for greenhouses and non-storage applications.
“Can the heat from the heat tool cause damage?”
We must first mention the propane fired heat tools used in shrink
wrapping must be used in accordance with the directions in the training DVD. Always remember safety first! The heat from the tool is swept over the cover, almost like spray painting, and is never left on one spot long enough to damage vinyl graphics, paint, gel coat, etc. In fact, the shrink wrap will become thin and hols will form before enough heat is transferred to damage the boat or object. If the shrink wrap should get a burn hole, and it appears the wrap is stuck to the boat, allow the wrap to cool and it will come loose by itself.
“How do I repair tear/melt holes in the cover?”
It is very easy to repair any holes that are made on a shrink wrap cover. If it is a small hole, a piece of our Heat Shrink Tape will fix it quickly. If it is a larger hole, a scrap of shrink wrap approximately 3″ larger than the hole may be taped on the original cover and lightly shrunk.
We know there is that one object that you’ve been hesitant about wrapping because you are unsure of where to begin. Let us gladly answer your questions and help you figure out the best technique. Send us your application questions with pictures of what you’re wrapping to firstname.lastname@example.org
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