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Old 21-07-15, 07:35 PM   #21
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I,m going to repaint this fuel tank but I don't want to lose the nice lettering , anyone any ideas how to keep it or copy and reapply it ?
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I would suggest you trace it in max size A4 sections, scan that into a drawing program on your computer and create either waterslide transfers or self-adhesive labels to replicate it. Alternatively use the tracing to create a thin plasticard stencil.
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Old 24-07-15, 04:40 PM   #22
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We have a place in Carlisle who makes signs and lettering in "sticky back plastic" in just about any colour You can imagine, and He can copy the subject matter from digital photographs.
If that place in Carlisle proves difficult, I can recommend a place in America where I had a very good mower name made from a color photo taken from an advertising pamphlet and emailed over. It was about 15"long and cost about 5.00 with postage. also two 4" ones thrown in for nothing. Can look the address up if you like. Chris.
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Old 24-07-15, 04:41 PM   #23
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We have a place in Carlisle who makes signs and lettering in "sticky back plastic" in just about any colour You can imagine, and He can copy the subject matter from digital photographs.
If that place in Carlisle proves difficult, I can recommend a place in America where I had a very good mower name made from a color photo taken from an advertising pamphlet and emailed over. It was about 15"long and cost about 7. with postage. also two 4" ones thrown in for nothing. Can look the address up if you like. Chris.
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Old 24-07-15, 05:04 PM   #24
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pjdanny@gmail.com

This is the email address. Cost was 5.13.
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Old 24-07-15, 05:13 PM   #25
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Dave 'Titch' Sanders can supply virtually anything to pattern, he has done Briggs decals for me plus various shearing signs etc and is also a vintage machinery enthusiast. He attends a few shows with his purple van (Malpas, Tern Valley etc) so some of you will have seen him about. http://www.machinerydecals.co.uk/

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Old 24-07-15, 05:40 PM   #26
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I used to watch the old chap signwrite my fathers trucks many years ago. He would mark out his horizontal lines on the doors using a folding wooded rule and a chalk line, measure out his spacings for the letters he would then freehand them in with chalk.
Once that was done be would get his pallet, brushes and stick with a ball of rag on the end to steady himself and off he would go.
I spent a good amount of time as a young boy just watching as he added the 3d shading etc.
Fantastic.
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Old 24-07-15, 05:48 PM   #27
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It truly is an underrated "art form".

Back in the 70s I visited the Meriden Triumph factory, and watched the old fellow who applied the gold pin-stripes to all the petrol tanks; entirely done freehand with no guidelines. Wonderful!

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Old 24-07-15, 09:32 PM   #28
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Just watch Joby Carter's signwriting tutorial video to see a master at his work.
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Old 24-07-15, 09:36 PM   #29
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There's a guy called Aaron who does lining.
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Old 25-07-15, 03:02 AM   #30
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(mme too!)

There are a few videos on Youtube, of me striping parts of horse drawn vehicles, and a vintage motorbike tank.

Look up "Stewey". Youtube will try and change it to Stewie, from Family Guy, but oif you change it back to Stewey, and striping, pinstriping, lining or something similar, or my name - Ian Stewart-Koster, you'll find them.

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