BDF Products

Sign Application Tools and Accessories

We carry various tools for your everyday use in sign making. Here are some of the popular application tools we carry.

 

 

Manual cold roll laminator/applicator 25" (PF-LAM25) - can be used as an applicator for mounting application tape, adhesive films to substrate, etc.

3M PA1 plastic squeegee, 3x4" in blue (SM-AT02) and gold (SM-AT05)

Plastic squeegee, yellow, 3x4" (SM-AT01)

Heavy duty Teflon squeegee in size 3x4" (SM-AT06), 3x6" (SM-AT07) and 3x12" (SM-AT08)

Felt squeegees including AIP Felt edge white squeegee 3x4" (SM-AT09) and 3x6" (SM-AT10), Mactac felt squeegee 3x4" (SM-AT04) and Felt Sleeve for squeegees 12" (SM-AT11)

EZ Grip Squeegee Handle for standard 3x4", 3x6" and 3x12" squeegees

 

 

AlbaChem Sign Vinyl Adhesive Remover (SM-AT25) - for removing graphic film adhesive residual

Edge Seal Pen (SM-AT17) - for sealing edges of vinyl graphics and wraps

3M RBA-1 Rivet Brush (SM-AT16) - for applying film over rivets and irregular surfaces

3M Knifeless Tape for cutting vinyl film without knife in vehicle wrap applications including Design Line (SM-AT19), Finish Line (SM-AT20), Perf Line (SM-AT21), Bridge Line (SM-AT22) and TriLine (SM-AT23/AT24)

 

3M PA1-B Blue Hand Applicator (squeegee) (SM-AT02)

 

This inexpensive, reusable squeegee is flexible yet durable. When hand applying film or premask, this tool is the perfect solution for FRP or other textured surfaces.

  • For applying vinyl film and masking tape for sign making
  • Size: 3 x 4"
  • Color: blue
 

3M PA1-G Gold Hand Applicator (squeegee) (SM-AT05)

 

This 3M gold squeegee is designed for professional use, as it is abrasion-resistant and extremely durable. It holds a clean edge for bubble free transfer. When hand applying film or premask, this tool is the perfect solution for FRP or other textured surfaces.

  • For applying vinyl film and masking tape for sign making
  • Size: 3 x 4"
  • Color: gold
 

Mactac felt squeegee (SM-AT04)

 

This squeegee is ideal for vinyl graphic, window film, digital prints, vehicle wrap installations where scratching is a concern.

  • For applying vinyl graphics, window film, digital prints, vehicle wraps without scratching
  • Size: 3 x 4"
  • Color: Beige
 

Felt edge white squeegees (SM-AT09, SM-AT10)

 

These squeegees are ideal for applying vinyl graphic, window film, digital prints, vehicle wraps where scratching is a concern.

  • For applying vinyl graphics, window film, digital prints, vehicle wraps without scratching
  • Sizes: 3 x 4", 3 x 6"
  • Color: White with black felt wrapped edge on one side
 

Plastic squeegee, yellow (SM-AT01)

 

This standard squeegee features high-stability twin ribs for easy handling and pressure control. It is ideal for vinyl, film, graphics, tape, silk screen, and pressure-sensitive applications.

  • For applying vinyl film and masking tape for sign making
  • Design: ribbed profile with radial corners
  • Material: poly-flow blend
  • Size: 3 x 4"
  • color: Yellow
 

Heavy Duty Teflon squeegees (SM-AT06/AT07/AT08)

 

These Teflon squeegees are excellent tools for applying premask tape and graphics to flat surfaces, including wall graphics, window graphics, board signs. They are extremely rigid, and move with minimal friction and keep edge clean.

  • For applying vinyl film and premask tape for sign making
  • Ribbed profile with radial corners
  • Material: Teflon blend
  • Sizes: 3 x 4", 3 x 6", 3 x 12"
  • Color: White
 

Felt Sleeve for Squeegees (SM-AT11)

 

This felt sleeve protects graphics from scratches if no application tape is used. Also for wet bonding.

  • For protecting graphics from scratches if no application tape is used
  • Size: 12" long; can cut to size; squeegee is sold separately
  • Color: White
 

E.Z. Grip Plastic Squeegee Handles (SM-AT12/AT13/AT14)

 

This unique patented tool can be use with industry standard squeegees. Its lightweight yet adds rigidity to squeegee edges. Ergonomical design allows for full blade pressure and contact with less wrist strain. End Caps and internal fins keep the non-used blade clean and secure. It is very easy to insert and remove squeegees.

  • For use with all industry standard 4" , 6" and 12" squeegees
  • Design: lightweight tubular design with internal and external fins for added rigidity and flexibility; removable rubber end caps
  • sizes: 1.375 x 4" (SM-AT12), 1.375 x 6" (SM-AT13), 1.375 x 12" (SM-AT14)
  • Color: white with black end caps
 

AlbaChem Sign Vinyl Adhesive Remover (REMOVE 1232) (SM-AT25)

 

AlbaChem Sign Vinyl Adhesive Remover (REMOVE 1232) is designed for removing graphic film adhesive residual. REMOVE is an easy to use, non-toxic adhesive remover that will not damage or discolor most painted surfaces. Fast acting, REMOVE will quickly breakdown adhesive residue allowing it to be scraped off and wiped away in minutes. Great for use on cars, trucks, boats, metal, glass and any properly cured painted surface.

  • Installers' Choice
  • Great for removing oil and grease stains from fabric
  • Water soluble
  • Fast acting
  • Low odor, high flashpoint
  • Package sizes: 20 oz (1232), and gallon (1233)
 

3M RBA-1 Rivet Brush (SM-AT16)

 

Also called Pressure Brush, it is designed for optimal application of film onto rivets or difficult surfaces. Use with hot-air blower.

  • For applying over rivets and irregular surfaces
  • Size:
  • Color: Natural wood color
 

Edge Seal Pen (SM-AT17)

 

Seal the edges of your vinyl lettering. Graphics will not curl off even if the lettering is excessively washed and polished.

  • For sealing vinyl edge after application
  • Size:
  • Color:
 

3M Knifeless Tape Design Line (SM-AT19)

 

3M Knifeless Tape has been specifically designed to cut adhesive films without using a knife. The Design Line tape allows stretching, follows contours and turns easily in any direction, excellent for creating designs and stripes with no extra steps required to achieve a perfect cut.

  • For creating designs and stripes with knife like cuts
  • Single layer vinyl applications only
  • It's faster. You can break the tape with your hands
  • Filament and tape are made to slightly stretch together; works similar to pinstriping
  • Size: tape width 1/8"; roll length 50 m (164 ft)
 

For how to use it, you can go to Knifeless Tech Systems to watch the training video.

3M Knifeless Tape Finish Line (SM-AT20)

 

3M Knifeless Tape has been specifically designed to cut adhesive films without using a knife. The Finish Line tape can be used for most wrap applications. It is conformable around bumpers, door handles, mirrors, etc.

  • For wrap applications
  • Conforms and turns easily
  • Cuts through multiple layers of vinyl with ease to create embossed look
  • Used to make butt joints
  • Great for cutting a sixteenth of a inch on the rubber so you tuck behind
  • Size: tape width 1/8"; roll length 50 m (164 ft)
 

For how to use it, you can go to Knifeless Tech Systems to watch the training video.

3M Knifeless Tape Perf Line (SM-AT21)

 

3M Knifeless Tape has been specifically designed to cut adhesive films without using a knife. The Perf Line tape can be used with perforated window film for perfect easy cuts, great for vehicle wraps and window wraps. After trimmed, it leaves 1/8" gap to apply seal tape

  • Use to give you a 1/8" gap around the windows for perforated window film
  • Can be used for trimming along rubber moulding. The vinyl slides off one side of the tape easily into the gap
  • Can also be used for bridging tight gaps
  • Size: tape width 1/4"; roll length 50 m (164 ft)
 

For how to use it, you can go to Knifeless Tech Systems to watch the training video.

3M Knifeless Tape Bridge Line (SM-AT22)

 

3M Knifeless Tape has been specifically designed to cut adhesive films without using a knife. The Bridge Line tape can be used between wide gaps like between doors, seams and rubber seals.

  • Mainly used to bridge gaps between the doors and fenders
  • Size: tape width 1/2"; roll length 50 m (164 ft)
 

For how to use it, you can go to Knifeless Tech Systems to watch the training video.

3M Knifeless TriLine Tape (SM-AT23)

 

3M Knifeless Tape has been specifically designed to cut adhesive films without using a knife. The TriLine tape is manufactured with ultra-fine filament to create money back guaranteed cuts for striping, accents and designing. You can break the tape with your hands making it faster to apply. Filament and tape are made to stretch slightly together, working similar to pin striping.

  • Mainly used to cut 6 mm or 9 mm gaps or pinstripes
  • Size: 6 mm, 9 mm gap; roll length 50 m (164 ft)
 

For how to use it, you can go to Knifeless Tech Systems to watch the training video.