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#1 Posted : Thursday, April 12, 2012 1:02:23 PM(UTC)
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Has anyone made personalized mugs with outdoor vinyl?? I just tried my first one and one letter lifted when I hand washed it. Any tips?? Has anyone done this and actually been able to use the cup?
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#2 Posted : Thursday, April 12, 2012 3:54:02 PM(UTC)
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I have only used vinyl on a coffee mug once - it did work out and has stayed on for a year now. The only thing I can advise is you have to let the vinyl set a day or so before you wash it. If you washed it before then I understand that will cause it to loosen and fall off. If you let it set and it still fell off I don't know what to tell you as long as you used outdoor vinyl. Hope this helps.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, April 12, 2012 4:01:33 PM(UTC)
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I used regular vinyl on a coffee mug, and it stayed on as long as I wanted it to stay on. It was for several months. I had done a seasonal mug, and had good intentions of replacing the vinyl every season. But I only got through one season! BUT again, it stayed on very well. I hand-washed the mug.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, April 12, 2012 11:00:55 PM(UTC)
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Did you wash the mug first? Maybe there was some dust or something on it. It shouldn't loosen up at all if you only handwashed it.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, April 17, 2012 10:49:06 AM(UTC)
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Thank You Everyone! I didn't wait to wash it because I was anxious to see if it worked. I will try again and wait for day or so to let it set. I did buy a glass mug and it has stuck to that one so far :)
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, April 17, 2012 11:01:51 AM(UTC)
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I have never had to let it set to make it stick - I know this, because I tried to lift off a boo-boo right after application - and it was STUCK! LOL I hadn't even rubbed it on yet.

What brand of vinyl did you use? I use Oracal 651 and have had great luck with that. I have heard of issues with the Hobby Lobby vinyl.

I even run mine through the dishwasher and it stays on - but I don't recommend that .

Also - make sure you burnished it on really well.
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#7 Posted : Saturday, April 21, 2012 6:14:55 PM(UTC)
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I read somewhere to wipe the surface of the mug with rubbing alcohol before applying your vinyl. Let the alcohol evaporate, so the surface is dry, then apply your vinyl. Make sure you burnish (rub over it) real hard with a squeegee, then don't wash it for 24 hours. I have a metal water bottle with vinyl and I always throw it in the dishwasher. The glass coffee mugs I usually hand wash just to be safe, but haven't had any lifting yet.
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