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Old 28-04-14, 06:27 PM   #1
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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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Old 28-04-14, 07:57 PM   #2
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Why would you want to repaint it Nev? That tank looks lovely...

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Old 28-04-14, 08:27 PM   #3
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The engine is going to be a different colour , not sure what yet but not that dark green , I suppose I could leave the tank and have a bit of a contrast ??
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Old 28-04-14, 09:03 PM   #4
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What about masking off a border around the lettering so it ends up looking like a badge?
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Old 28-04-14, 09:06 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 28-04-14, 09:29 PM   #6
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That sounds like a plan Charles, I just had a look on T'internet and there is a place in Windleshaw Road that do signs made out of sticky back plastic , I will have to call in there .
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Old 28-04-14, 09:44 PM   #7
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Just remembered the name of the place in Carlisle. "Sign-Art" !!
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Old 28-04-14, 09:49 PM   #8
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Did Thornycroft make other products (I know that they did)? Is it possible that their other products are collected by a different hobby, and these transfers may be available from a supplier to that hobby? It might be worth some research...

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Old 28-04-14, 10:12 PM   #9
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they used to put a lot of Thornycrofts in boats etc...
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I usually get mine done by 'Titch' Sanders. Email him a pic with sizes etc. http://www.machinerydecals.co.uk/

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