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Old 11-18-2015, 01:48 PM   #15
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Someone on the forum had reported having all the numbers made up on a vinyl sheet, and sticking the whole sheet on the Airstream. Soon after they discovered corrosion of the shell under the sheet. I don't recall who or why this happened, anyone else remember?
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Old 11-18-2015, 05:39 PM   #16
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I was saying one sheet as in all numerals on one backing/wax paper would be easier- as opposed to 4 numerals on 4 pieces of wax paper-
I know why WBCCI does it the way they do- for flexibility in issuing different numbers-
So- the next best thing- tape all of your numerals on the backing together then apply-


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Old 11-18-2015, 06:21 PM   #17
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Someone on the forum had reported having all the numbers made up on a vinyl sheet, and sticking the whole sheet on the Airstream. Soon after they discovered corrosion of the shell under the sheet. I don't recall who or why this happened, anyone else remember?

I'm one of them. There are companies that will create a fantastic vinyl cling sheet with your numbers with the right PMS color tone and the right font on a very simple to apply single sheet. But if you leave it on (as I did for a season) it creates an ugly (and irreparable) blotch.

If you put it on a window - that would be fine. Otherwise - don't do it!
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:08 PM   #18
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I'm sure the numerals can be on the same type of backing, just all together on one piece of the backing rather than 4 individual ices of the backing. In my mind that would make them easier to apply.
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:09 PM   #19
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Ices = pieces-
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:25 PM   #20
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If I was in Little Rock right now I could cut a number out in about three minutes....


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Old 11-18-2015, 10:10 PM   #21
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Red Numbers

Hi, used a print shop as well. I took one of the red numbers down with me and they matched it all perfectly and put it all one one sheet. I would try that and would suggest that you can get the other numbers off the airstream with a heat gun being very careful not to overheat anything. Hope that helps!
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:31 PM   #22
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Hi, I was taught to use Windex to install decals; This allows you to slide them slightly in place and easier to remove bubbles. [worked for me]
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:36 AM   #23
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Windex will work well, but sometimes it can make it difficult to remove the top sheet without pulling the decal off the trailer.

(More than a smidgin of soap in the water will do the same)


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Old 11-19-2015, 06:07 PM   #24
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My experience...all of the above, plus do not get the numbers wet until you are ready to slide them off the backing. On one of mine, the backing got wet long before I needed it and it was H*ll to get the number off clean without paper backing sticking to it
I used electrical tape to set the bottom edge for the numbers
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:08 PM   #25
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Now I know why I put off doing those numbers on our A/S. I do love AirForums. Lots of good answers and humor. Which educates me and gives me somewhere to turn when me and hubby are up the proverbial. And I always enjoy the humor here. So thanks all for cheering me up tonight!
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