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Old 10-01-2002, 07:27 PM   #1
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I've been looking for some 3 dimensional letters for our Airstream trailer. Today after visiting a local sign shop, we really need some guidance. This shop quoted to us a price of about $4.50 per letter. We wanted to use letters similar to Airstream to spell.....Twin Falls, Idaho. There are 15 letters including the comma which is $67.50 plus tax. We had thot of placing the letters on the rear and curb side of the Airstream and the rear of our Ford truck. Now that is $202.50 plus tax.. Anyone have a sign shop connection?? A company named Gemini makes plastic 3-d letters in many colors, with one color very close to Airstream blue..... Any hints or suggestions appreciated. Vinly cut signs look terrible next to the Airstream letters. Frank
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Old 10-02-2002, 07:29 PM   #2
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Frank ,that is a sticky problem!! Just a suggestion: I recently bought brass letters from HD for my male box post attached with screws. Thought I saw plastic ones too. Could you spray them AS blue?? Tom
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Old 10-04-2002, 07:27 PM   #3
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Hi Frank,

I have a small sign business here in S. Dak. mainly producing your "favorites", the vinyl lettering. I'll do a little research through my resource contacts and see if I can find a more affordable alternative, although Gemini is the leader of the industry.

I need to know what height letter you have in mind to start researching. I do like Tom's suggestion of possibly customizing exisiting letters with Airstream blue. Please be paitent with me, it is I and only I who handle every last thing here...it may take a few days to get info gathered. If you come across more in the meantime, give me a holler, we'll get you set up yet.

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Old 10-13-2002, 02:20 PM   #4
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Hello again,

My research has turned up little besides it appears your local shop is charging a fair price, a darn good price if you ask me, given the prices I've seen.

One alternative I've found is 1 3/16" brass letters available from Lee Valley Tools http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...category=1,250.

They also have wood letters. The brass letters do not match the Airstream font-style, however they look sharp to me and the price is right. Keep me posted on what you find out there and let me know if I there's anything else I can help with.

Good luck.

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CARMEN,
I was just wonderin if you can do the blue vinyl with the names on it? I have, like alot of others, one on each side of my A/S with the word SOVEREIGN in the blue background., I need to replace..

If you need pictures ?? Let me know and, I'll take some the next trip I make to Va Beach where my unit is.
I think this could be a fantastic service, plus...
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Yes, please send a photo, so I may take a look at the product. I hate making promises I can't keep. From there, I'll let you know if I can produce a new decal or try to find a good source that can.

Thanks for the opportunity...

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Old 10-14-2002, 07:16 PM   #7
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Carmen,
Thanks for your reply. You're not under any promises..If it doesn't work out, that's not a problem..I thank you for wanting to try. It'll be a few weeks before I get back to Va. Let you know when I have the pictures.
Again, thanks.

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