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- MemberNovember 26, 2014 at 7:18 pm
All gone now mate, the Renault that you did the fade for ended up down Wales, the mini pickup in Belgium, the midget in Denmark, the 911 in Scotland, the bay and Splitty down South somewhere and no idea about the beetle.
The joys of divorce, lol! I’m in a happier place now though so alls worked out well and just looking to start doing something I enjoy again.
- MemberNovember 25, 2014 at 9:54 am
Cheers Gary, you will be my first point of call for full colour as you always were before.
- MemberOctober 4, 2012 at 7:11 am
Eyecatching design, looks very clean.
- MemberAugust 4, 2012 at 11:47 pm
Good work mate and what a fantastic looking workshop you have.
- MemberAugust 4, 2012 at 8:42 pm
If I remember right there are three settings. Sheet 1, Sheet 2 and Roll.
I used to have mine set on one of the 2 sheet settings to get it to stop at the end of the job.
- MemberAugust 4, 2012 at 8:40 pmquote Adrian Hewson:
I would assume that both are wrong. MOTs and MOT’s are all wrong in my opinion.
If I was doing the sign I would either go for simply MOT or MOT tests.
- MemberAugust 4, 2012 at 9:59 am
It all boils down to the application process really. I used a 2 part system with a top spec jig and I know of plates 3 years old still looking like new.
If you use the cheaper jig or don’t trim your excess film off the edge of the plate then dirt will get behind and start to lift.
- MemberAugust 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm
Ive just had this same conversation with my misses tonight when we saw a shop sign for Heroe’s
Now, is it Hero’s (as in the Hero Is), Heroes (as in "those Firemen are real Heroes"), or is it Heros (plural of the Hero sandwich)?
As it was a sandwich bar I would imagine it should have been Heros.
The sign was expensive looking too, full print flood coated pan fascia with 3D built up stainless letters too.
- MemberAugust 3, 2012 at 10:31 pm
I used a standard, Oki C5800 (from Tennants) for ages and made hundreds of plates without issue. Stay away from the cheaper C5600 units if possible.
Buy the best roller you can afford, stay away from the plastic budget ones that you drop the substrate onto the film before rolling as they get air bubbles and look awful and go for the roller that sandwiches the 2 together gradually instead.
I bought all my blanks from a local supplier up here who bough large in bulk and sold to me cheaper than I could buy from Tennants.
Most importantly…..Keep detailed records of all plates made as DVLA, Police etc can ask you to provide information for quite sometime after supplying plates.
- MemberAugust 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm
Cheers Rob 🙂
- MemberAugust 3, 2012 at 6:07 pm
Cheers Jason, its hard to teach an old dog new tricks though!!
I suppose I better learn to roll over!
- MemberNovember 4, 2011 at 4:58 pm
Well done, it was companies like this who pretty much made me close my doors!
I still see a SMART car driving around with my design on it!
- MemberMarch 7, 2011 at 2:44 pm
We used to use halogen heaters to warm the panels then pull away, cleaning any residue with Rapid Remover.
As for gloves you can get latex dipped cotton gloves from places like ARCO that will do the job.
- MemberMarch 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm
Cheers guys, much appreciated.