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Stick on Lettering / Numbers (External)

Discussion in ''How To' & 'Handy Hints'' started by OSF, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Morning all,

    I want to reproduce the external weight details that were on my ute when I bought it. I figure I should do this with the vinyl stickers I can get from my local boat shop, but I wasn't 100% sure if these are the ones to use or not.

    Any recommendations / suggestions?
    Can someone also remind me what the "A" stands for?
    VW DC Ute 1.JPG
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    A would be Aggregrate Mass or Gross Mass

    I would be getting a sign writer.

    For the work you have put in the vinyl wouldn't cut it in my opinion.
    Maybe vinyl first to see if you like it but not for keeps
     
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  3. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Mmmmm. Any idea what a sign writer would charge for something like this?
     
  4. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Just looking on the net and see there are heaps of places that make up whatever you want to put on in the vinyl lettering and it's all pre-spaced etc. so you don't stuff it up sticking it on. I think I might give the boat shop a miss and start with something like this and see how it goes, as it will only cost me about$20.00 (delivered).

    https://www.vinylletteringdirect.com.au/
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/vinylletteringdirect/photos/?ref=page_internal

    I do like the idea of getting a signwriter to do it, but expect that would probably cost me a fair bit more. I can still go there though if I'm not happy with the results of my $20 spend.
     
  5. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    The above noted place also offers the option of "Boat Lettering" which uses a premium vinyl. I think this might be the go.
     
  6. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi OSF,
    As Barry says "A" is short for aggregate which is generally a state allowance for more weight over plated 'Tare'. Generally approx plus 10% on Tare (shown on compliance plate).
    I'd go with the premium vinyl & see if it 'sits' okay for you & what you've done.
    Any thought to break from protocol (this numbering not required by law) & do the numbers in red to match rims etc?;)
    Cheers
     
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  7. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Apply the vinyl lettering and remove the letters instead of the background. Use that as the stencil to paint letters.
    Use enamel and its remove able with wax n grease remover while fresh if you don't like it.
    Finish with a small brush for authentic looking brushstrokes if desired.
    If you want a patina look use a lettering brush and when dry sand carefully with 1500 and jiff then cutting compound.
     
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