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Vinylguy last won the day on March 16 2016

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    Retired Finally
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    Graphics Design and Honoring all Veterans past and present.

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  1. I have always thought this was the correct design for the 1276? Let me know what is different. Will try to get one done and bring to show if at all possible. Time is running short
  2. Very nice Steve! Liking the gold muffler.
  3. Well B it is. Will also bring some A's too. So much to get done so little time.
  4. I will make you one after the show if we run out Richard. Show price is 40% off website but will need $5 for shipping Thanks
  5. Last year we brought some aluminum signs and did not have enough for everyone that wanted them. Ran out quickly so we are bringing more this year. Here are two designs but I am wondering which design to make the most of? A or B Your thoughts welcome.
  6. Applying adhesive primer using the too expensive but convenient tool from image one impact .com In this example I chose to use an imperfect piece of wrap vinyl because i am trying not to waste as much vinyl this year. LOL This will work with the brushed chrome thicker decals also. Line up the left edge and bottom of the decal with the left edge and bottom of your plate. Use a plastic squeegie to press the graphic into the bottom groove and use your thumb to rub the vinyl down over the rib then squeegie again down into the top groove and then finish appling the top portion which should lay down nicely using a back and forth motion with only your thumb to prevent scratching the laminate. The Brushed Chrome decals are thick and imperfections in the plate will not show through as easily as with the wrap vinyl. But of course the better you prep ypur dash plate the better the install. When finished with the install just turn it over and trim off the excess vinyl. Now you of course need to trim out all the holes and your ready to reinstall your dash. Use care when tightening your dash bolts to prevent twisting the decal. thin rubber or felt washers can help here. Just snug and the washers will stop the dash from rattling. HOPE THIS HELPS Time to head to the lake for supper now and a little bass fishing before dark. Back home in the morning to start working on more fun stuff for the show.
  7. Awesome job. I like the white and black dash decal.Looks like you lined it up perfect.
  8. I do not remember how long I have been making the Dash decals but have always wanted to make them easier to line up and get a better installation. The problem spot is the dreaded rib in the center of the dash plate. It is difficult to get the thick decal to stay down in the grooves below and above the rib. 3m makes an adhesive primer called primer 94 available on line in pens or 8 oz. cans like the one pictured below. I bought a pen from a vinyl supplier but the 8 oz. can is actually less expensive and you can use a small artists brush to lay a thin coat in the grooves of the metal plate before applying your decal. Make sure you seal the can up immediately after use so it will be ready for your next project. 3m primer 94 can be applied to a painted surface. This will bond with the adhesive on the back of the decal and will make the decal stay down in the grooves much better and quicker. I made the decals a little larger than the plates to allow for a razor trim of the edges for a clean edge and easier alignment but it is still difficult to get the decal in place so the lettering is straight. I have changed the design of the decals contour cut so the bottom of the decal and the left bottom edge can be positioned exactly with the edge of the dash plate. There will still be a small over hang on the top left, top edge and right side of the dash plate to trim after application and of course use a new sharp exacto blade (#11) to trim out the ignition, lighter, bolt and choke holes before reinstalling your dash. Here are a couple pics with more to follow trying to illustrate. I am no writer so pictures may help me better explain my process. That is all I have for now but I will post more images of the process soon. As you can see my dash plate is not super smooth and could use some attention and a paint job but it will work fine for this post
  9. Tyler Your order will be in the mail tomorrow and should reach you by Saturday or Monday at the latest. Let me know if this shift pattern decal will work for you. Working late tonight and will be doing the Brushed Chrome decals for orders shipping tomorrow. Very sorry to hear about your Dad.
  10. Looking forward to it. Will have some b and c series sets for sure
  11. Same here. Got a phone message. Called and was told our reservation was confirmed.
  12. A few years ago I found a deal on neon clocks and brought them to the show. Sold them all and last year had several people asking for them but said it was a one time deal. I found 13 this year and am making them into Wheel horse clocks. The neon tube casts a red glow when lit. The face is linen beige background. Price will be $60 this year instead of $50 due to the cost of the clocks and material to reface them. If any RS members have an interest please PM me and I will reserve one for you till noon Friday. I had 35 of them at the 2015 show and sold them all by noon Friday. Will only have 13 this year. As usual we will be selling tractor decal kits at up to 40% off website prices. And like always if we do not have your kit with us you can buy it there at show price and we will mail it to you ASAP when we get back home. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Big Show.
  13. Just confirmed reservations and am preparing for the show. B.S. sessions on the front bench won't be the same without the stevasarus though.
  14. Appears to be an id tag under the twin decal.