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Old 10-12-2006, 11:15 AM   #1
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I'm planning to paint the numbers on the front of our Safari..any suggestions as to what brand of paints to use?
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:41 AM   #2
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I don't think I would use any kind of paint on the surface of an AS. The numbers that you see on AS are of the stick-on kind that I assume you get when you become a WBC member. Or if you need replacement #'s, maybe contact AS.

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Old 10-12-2006, 11:44 AM   #3
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On the other hand, paint wouldn't be much, if any, harder to remove than sticky letters - and the adhesive that is left when you remove them.
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:44 AM   #4
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I don't think I would use any kind of paint on the surface of an AS. The numbers that you see on AS are of the stick-on kind that I assume you get when you become a WBC member. Or if you need replacement #'s, maybe contact AS.

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WBCCI in Jackson Center will sell new numbers. I think that information is available in the Blue Beret.

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Old 10-12-2006, 11:50 AM   #5
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On the other hand, paint wouldn't be much, if any, harder to remove than sticky letters - and the adhesive that is left when you remove them.
yeah, it would. I don't think you can remove paint with a steam iron, but the stickers and adhesive come right off with one. Paint stripper will remove the clear-coat underneath. While stickers may damage the clear underneath, it is a slow process.
I suppose its not an issue for the paint-er; when you sell the unit, it becomes the next guy's problem. But for the sake of the "next guy"...don't paint them on.
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I went with self stick route when I put the Forum numbers on this fall.
The sign shop in town makes them to order, the same day, in any color or style you want. Everythig is cut out of a sheet of vinyl and mounted on a facing sheet so there is no layout or aligning of individual numbers or letters.
8 4" numbers and a 1" wide strip of letters proclaiming AIRSTREAMFORUMS.COM to stick next to the AIR decal only set me back 16 bucks.
Look great and were easy to apply. What a deal.

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Old 10-12-2006, 12:27 PM   #7
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I'm planning to paint the numbers on the front of our Safari..any suggestions as to what brand of paints to use?
Here is how I did it with Static Cling material.
http://www.airforums.com/forum...ing-26839.html

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Old 10-12-2006, 12:55 PM   #8
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Thanks Chuck, Jonathan, Bill, Fyrzowt, Tom and Jim..guess I'll have to save my favorite paint brush for another time!..are the numbers 4" high?

I like the static vinyl letters, Jim..just wondering if it would curl w/our hot Sacramento sun or slide off during the fog and rain?..
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Painting vs Vinyl Diecuts vs Plaque

I too think painting should be your last choice.
We attended a rally recently with over 150 ASs attending. A noticeable trend was in hanging a plaque displaying numbers rather than having them applied to the body. FWIW, if you are into originality, she was not born with red numbers. Not that there is anything wrong with red numbers.
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:43 PM   #10
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Thanks Chuck, Jonathan, Bill, Fyrzowt, Tom and Jim..guess I'll have to save my favorite paint brush for another time!..are the numbers 4" high?

I like the static vinyl letters, Jim..just wondering if it would curl w/our hot Sacramento sun or slide off during the fog and rain?..
I don't think so, but I haven't used them enough to be sure. The Sacramento sun is no worse than the New Orleans sun. The rain and fog who knows.

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Jim, I've been to New Orleans, and have felt the moisture (?) humidity there too!..I might order some of that yardage and try that out.

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Well, that would be another option, using another 'canvas' as it were, to display the wbcci number, though we're not yet a member..I could use our 'air number' instead, huh?
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I'm planning to paint the numbers on the front of our Safari..any suggestions as to what brand of paints to use?
I just retired from Macy's in Sacramento. I did display carpentry and sometmes installed graphics on walls and windows. We (Macy's) ordered most of our adhesive graphics from Capital Signs in Sacramento. As discribed by another member the graphics, or in your case, numbers and/or letters come on slick paper with a transparent overlay. You peel off the paper then line up the your graphic (numbers) where you want, press and rub onto your surface, peel of the transparent overlay and you are done. You can mount all your numbers or what ever at the same time, not necesarily one at a time. That is how the copy on store windows is done nowadays. I hope this makes your numbering better.
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could you not mount the numbers on the front glass? then you would not have any shadows on the skin or hurt the finish . all you would then to remove it then would be is a razor blade then no damage...
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Jim, I've been to New Orleans, and have felt the moisture (?) humidity there too!..I might order some of that yardage and try that out.

empresley,
Well, that would be another option, using another 'canvas' as it were, to display the wbcci number, though we're not yet a member..I could use our 'air number' instead, huh?
I have some material left over I believe I will have a AIR number set cut, thanks.

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