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    Posted by Steve Broughton on December 16, 2002 at 10:06 am

    Revesby Garage, all signs 9mm Medite, painted, main text 18mm Medite cut and routed 23.5k gilded the rest vinyl, posts 4×4 PSE treated and painted (bitumen in the ground) finials from Wickes. the post signs (6×4) sold for £500 each, the 8×4 (plus ellipse) sold £795, also a Citroen Berlingo to do as well.


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    eddie cotter replied 19 years, 8 months ago 7 Members · 7 Replies
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  • brian the brush

    Member
    December 16, 2002 at 1:21 pm

    Now that is what I call really good, well done Steve, you get a GOLD STAR !!! it’s the nicest job I’ve seen in a long time, WELL DONE !!

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    December 16, 2002 at 5:59 pm

    I really like that, what a great job Steve. I remember all the layouts in Mikes forum, nice to see a job like this actually being done.
    Excuse my ignorance Steve but what is medite ?

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    December 16, 2002 at 6:11 pm

    excellent stuff mate… as always 😉

  • Henry Barker

    Member
    December 16, 2002 at 6:14 pm

    Nice work Steve….congratulations.

    You mention the finials from Wickes, are they softwood, hdu or what, we have limited choices here, might be fun to get some from the UK.

    Medite is a brandname for exterior MDF, I remember ringing the factory in Holland from here, and they were really confident in the product although you hear some horror stories. They do a good brochure on painting techniques, finsh and general preparation. I think the failures you hear about are those that maybe haven’t followed the guidelines.

  • Fat Bob

    Member
    December 16, 2002 at 8:09 pm

    Hi Steve

    Nice Job man

    Iwas also going to ask what medite was. Thanks for answering that one Henry.

    My second question is could we have more information on Bitumen in the Ground

    Cheers FB

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    December 16, 2002 at 11:30 pm

    That’s absolutely brilliant Steve ! It’s turned out really well.

    I remember the discussions you had on these boards about this design . You should be very proud of that one 😀

    I’m also sure your customer is very pleased with it too – and it’s another great example for you to include in your portfolio 😀

  • eddie cotter

    Member
    December 17, 2002 at 11:54 pm

    thats what you call signwriting! ten out of ten steve! …….martin, medite
    have a factory only ten miles away from me which makes the mdf board
    & they ship it all over the world, its a major seller on the irish market
    most of the cabinet makers use it for making fitted kithens & wardrobes
    every morning & evening four artics pass through my town on route
    to the mdf factory in the next town with the glue to make it
    it comes in from england liverpool i think? they use wood shavings from saw mills all over ireland, as henery put it , its down to the preperation of the stuff, its a very dense & compact material, you need to seal it before you prime it & use several thin coats so it sioaks in & gets a grip! eddie