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offshore February 20th, 2010 10:41 AM

Magnetic Track And AX Numbers
 
Anyone have a good source, preferably online, to order the magnetic oval with numbers for the doors, hood and trunk? I'd like the standard white oval background with black numbers and need to know the dimensions to order for track and AX. Thanks in advance!:D

ChrisZang February 20th, 2010 11:26 AM

why don't you give Pedro a chance:
http://www.pedrosgarage.com/Site_2/TechNumbers.html

offshore February 20th, 2010 12:31 PM

Thanks Chris, Pedro's site was the first one I went to but, unless I'm missing something, he sells individual numbers and I want the oval with numbers.

clemsonc February 20th, 2010 01:34 PM

I got the magnetic sheet from TAP Plastic 24x12 for $7 (cut into an oval, yourself)
And the TAP can do the individual numbers for you, or you can pick up a set of pre-cut numbers (black). The pre-cut set numbers are normally good for the front and rear of the car, because they are not big enough.

My 10in - 12in vinyl numbers (for the sides) were from FastSigns...

Docdanracy February 20th, 2010 05:09 PM

Tap Plastics sells the magnetic sheet that you can cut into any shape you like. They also sell different colors of vinyl sheeting to make the actual numbers from.
What I did was found a font I liked and blew it up to be ~12" high and 8.5" wide and used that as a stencil and traced the number onto the vinyl. Cut it out and then apply it to your mag sheet.
Easy do it yourself project and very inexpensive. I have done this on several occasions over the years. Works just fine, and if you take your time they look pretty professional.
What ever font you use make sure to use it in bold format. You want the stroke of the font to be at least 1.5-2" wide for easy viewing for a distance.
When you are on track this is the only way we (track officials) have of identifying you and your car.
Blue painters tape on a dark blue or black car looks great from 5 feet away, from 50" it looks like graffiti. :(

Make sure what ever color vinyl you use for the numbers is very contrasting with the white background of the mag sheet.

Door numbers should be at least 10-12" high with 1.5-2 inch stroke, 8" wide.
Hood and rear numbers can be a bit smaller ( especially on the back).
Check the clubs you plan on running with. Some only require door numbers some require all four sides of car and some only require doors and hood.;)

ChrisZang February 28th, 2010 07:49 AM

Hi Ron,

not sure if you're still looking but I got my numbers from http://www.izoomgraphics.com/

The guy was really great to work with and even snail-mailed me some color samples (my numbers are white on the same background as the car color)

An example on how this turned out can be seen here:
http://www.pca-ggr.org/node/1300 but Ron, I guess you know that pic anyway, since you took it :D

offshore February 28th, 2010 08:29 AM

Thanks everyone I ended up going here https://solotime.3dcartstores.com/So...rs_p_1405.html
and getting the LeMans style white ellipse with black brush script numbers. Since I was assigned #130, James Dean's number on Little Bastard, and my Box is the same color combo I felt compelled to get the number as close looking as the one George Barris painted on his Spyder.
Chris, what a good looking car no wonder I photographed it. You don't really race it do you?:D:D:D


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