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  • what material is used for sun visors?

    Posted by Jill on July 15, 2002 at 8:32 pm

    Hi All,
    Can someone tell me what you use for window decalls e.g.Sun Vizors for windscreens etc and where can I get it. 😆

    Many Thanks


    red dragon replied 21 years, 11 months ago 9 Members · 15 Replies
  • 15 Replies
  • Sticky

    July 15, 2002 at 9:10 pm

    I just use standard 5-7 year vinyl.

    If you’re applying it as a sunstrip do it slightly wet, and tuck a little under the rubber. For straight forward lettering apply dry, ‘cos otherwise it takes forever before you can remove the app tape.

    I usually put sunstrips on the outside of the window, firstly because of the colour changing slightly due to the tint of the glass if it’s inside. Secondly so I don’t have to trim around mirrors.

  • Phill Fenton

    July 15, 2002 at 10:36 pm

    I don’t do sunvisors anymore – I just tell the ba***rds to f**k off..

    Only kiddin 😆 😆 😆 😆

    I tell them to p**s off 😀 😀

  • Adrian Howard

    July 16, 2002 at 7:41 am

    i agree Phill…
    Boy racers are a pain in the rear end, one day i had a good client
    in the showroom discussing new image for 7 trucks and two buildings
    along came a spotty 18 year old, wheels spinning in an old xr2 wanting no fear stickers, they have no manners and degrade your business in an instance, i told him he had come to the wrong place, these idiots can do more harm to your image than the odd £20 here and there makes you.
    I would suggust if anybody wants to do it this market, do it by mail order
    then you dont ever see these idiots and let them apply the visors/ graphics and muck it up and reorder
    Just my 2 cents


  • Steve Broughton

    July 16, 2002 at 7:48 am

    OOOppps sounds like phil has had a bad experience, probably with spotty vauxhall nova driving 17 year olds, get the same kids myself, I sell them a bit of vinyl about 48″ x12 for £10 & if they want it fitting its £30 per hour, where do these kids get their money from?, gonna sound like me grandad now, when I was 17 my weekly wage for 40 hours was £23, how do these little buggers afford cars?
    Hey Ade as I work most saturday mornings I usually tell them to come back then, don’t take any crap, being an ex squaddie means I can shout quite loud 😀 scares the crap out of them as they aren’t used to people telling them what to do, no discipline little b’stards.

  • Mike Brown

    July 16, 2002 at 8:01 am

    Couldn’t agree more with Phill, Adrian and Steve…

    they can’t afford the cars Steve, they nick ‘um…and think putting a coloured sunstrip in it means no one will recognise it! 😆

    Spotty teenagers…minicabbers wanting ‘something for £20’ and anyone with a Nissan Micra! 😆

    more soon


  • Phill Fenton

    July 16, 2002 at 12:40 pm

    Yeh! and don’t forget the elderly retired couples wanting stripes for their caravans!! Or PVC sheeting to seal the shower cubicles in their caravans – scum of the earth I say!!

  • Mike Brown

    July 16, 2002 at 12:44 pm

    Phill was obviously set-upon by a vicious gang of toothless old women in the bathroom of a recreational vehicle once…such a promising career too 😉

  • Steve Broughton

    July 16, 2002 at 1:23 pm

    Thought I recognised Phill, wasn’t he one of the old gits from the Harry Enfield show (?) 😉 Neearrgh! B*ll*cks 😛 😛

  • signscript

    July 16, 2002 at 2:50 pm

    have you not noticed the uncanny likness between phil and the old guys in the balcony on the muppet show

  • Andrew Blackett

    July 16, 2002 at 5:09 pm

    😆 😆 😆 😆

    Saying that I do quite a lot of graphics for a lad with a modified citroen saxo. If anything he has helped, he’s spoken to the fella that does the kits and he is going to ring me sometime this week to discuss getting the graphics in bulk from us!! RESULT


  • Jill

    July 16, 2002 at 5:25 pm

    😉 Blimey beginning to wish I never asked, seem to have brought out the worse in you guys. 😮

  • Phill Fenton

    July 16, 2002 at 5:42 pm

    Sorry Jill – I thought Sticky had answered your question for you. I think everyone uses ordinary calendered vinyl. 😀

  • red dragon

    July 22, 2002 at 8:42 pm

    I’ve just done some stickers using Static Window Cling. Worked wonderfully through the PC60. Seem to remember using something similar many years ago when I had the Cooper, saves having the visor in the way. Got it from Victory Designs but they only have it in white or clear.

  • Andrew Blackett

    July 22, 2002 at 8:49 pm


    did they splice the 1m roll in half for you, the lad who I placed my last order with said that they would but then when it arrived it was still 1m wide, a good way to cut it down is to use a power mitre box BUT turn off the smoke alarms first (I forget and set all the flashing strobes in the engraving rooms off!) I agree though it is a brilliant product, we do hundreds of window stickers on it, our last order:

    200 window stickers 6″ x 2″
    printed with blue spot cartridge, dog clip art and wording
    Cost of materials and ribbon £46
    Quoted price to customer £424

    Accepted by customer?????????

    YES, easiest quote I’ve ever done!


  • red dragon

    July 22, 2002 at 9:12 pm

    Yes Andy they’d spliced the roll. Arrived nearly bagged in two 500mm. Not quite as many or as much for one of the jobs I’ve done on it. But left me with plenty of profit making for other stickers 😀

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