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Vector container neon yellow fades????

 


tbrown20

Feb 15, 2013, 11:12 PM
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Hey guys this is my first post. I'm looking into getting a new vector. I would like to have some neon yellow piping. I have heard the neon yellow fades really fast (like 2 years). Does anyone have neon yellow on there vector container. Any problems? Any problem colors for anyone?


RIGGER  (D 7933)

Feb 16, 2013, 12:52 AM
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Smile Hi

Welcome on board.

Get away from any NEON color on your h/c & canopies.

Neon colors fades in sunny / summer conditions.

Order your h/c with solid stable colors - it will help to keep the value as well at sale time.

Cheers


chuckakers  (D 10855)

Feb 16, 2013, 3:49 AM
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In reply to:
Smile Hi

Welcome on board.

Get away from any NEON color on your h/c & canopies.

Neon colors fades in sunny / summer conditions.

Order your h/c with solid stable colors - it will help to keep the value as well at sale time.

Cheers

You are correct that some neons tend to fade badly over time. They are also much more visible than many basic colors.

Safety first, vanity third.


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Feb 16, 2013, 6:37 AM
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All bright colors will fade. Piping is done with binding tape, which will also fade but since it's a small area it won't be super obvious that it's faded. Also, since it's cosmetic, any loss of strength in the fabric won't matter.

My container is almost all electric blue. I knew it was going to fade when I ordered it, and it has. The cordura has faded a bit more than the binding tape. But it's still a bright color, even after 10 years.


ChrisD  (No License)

Feb 16, 2013, 8:52 AM
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Do they, UPT, mention this on their web site? I do think they warn you about this...

but as I was told some individuals, with a lot of cash, like the flash so to speak, if only for a short time...


not so sure about resale value, vectors have been holding their own as far as selling them, many newer V3s' two years later are selling for very high prices and the buy'rs are happy to pay the price.

kind of like what is happening with newer canopies, take a look in the classifieds section, two year old pd products selling for 1800 when they are new for 1950.... wow!


Premier Remster  (C License)

Feb 18, 2013, 9:03 AM
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Quote:
UPT

It's not a UPT or Vector issue. It's a bright color issue, regardless of brand.



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