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Post by nickkeyser » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:04 pm

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ajlelectronics wrote:My car and caravan at Curborough, with the awning fitted.
Andy, small pedantic point, but isn't that Billing? unless you brought your own lawnmower too! :lol:
I was thinking that looked a lot better kept than the curborough I camped at...

Must admit, I prefer your car without the stickers on as per the carfest piccies.


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Post by Gemini Bob » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:04 pm

Are there any small pedantic points? :lol:


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Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:08 pm

Yes of course I meant Billing. Sorry.

I think the car looks bare without the signwriting, but am contemplating what to do now. The car does get noticed and I hope, brought some business, otherwise I wouldn't have done it.

There seems to be no easy way to temporarily signwrite it, apart from window type film, so not made a decision yet.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:22 pm

You're right that yellow cars do tend to attract attention :D Given that you have (IIRC) blacked-out rear windows (presumably film on the inside?) maybe the answer is to go for yellow text on the outside - it would probably show up well, and would be much easier to remove and re-apply with less risk of damage?


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Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:38 pm

Yes, the window tint was prefessionally applied film. Cost me £50 a window which I thought was expensive, but I am pleased with the effect. I think it enhances the looks as well as giving privacy to the contents, which was the motivation for it.


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Post by scimjim » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:41 pm

As the car is intended to be an advertising tool, I think the graphics worked really well.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:38 pm

scimjim wrote:As the car is intended to be an advertising tool, I think the graphics worked really well.
Agreed :) , but I don't think that's the problem. The problem is that the use of a car as an overt marketing tool may in some circumstances, conflict with using it in a normal amateur classic car display. In those situations it would be helpful (less work, and less risk of paint damage) if the logos were easily removable.


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Post by nickkeyser » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:28 pm

Out of curiosity, if you signwright for your car for business does it need to be insured for business use, as every journey you make is effectively business marketing?


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Post by Scimher » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:09 am

I would'nt have thought it was a problem...cars were supplied new with dealer stickers at the bottom of back windows, &, in some cases, were still there, decades later - or is there a difference between advertising your own business or somebody elses...???
I like the logos/graphics, whatever you want to call them, and don't see any circumstances for their removal...let alone exhibiting at any show!!!! There are rally cars covered with advertising stickers - advertising leaflets get stuck on car windscreens....There seem to be quite a few newer cars around covered in advertising - saw a big black estate advertising a bodyshop last week.
(If I was going to exhibit the car at a show & was told to remove graphics, I'd tell them to 'stick it'......!!)



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Post by speedy555 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:19 pm

Cheltenham paperwork is now in the hands of Jim (King), Andy.


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Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:05 pm

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Post by scimjim » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:45 pm

Doesn't truly show how good the van looks now :-)


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Post by speedy555 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:47 pm

Has it stayed dry since I put the new seals in etc at the front? Just curious :)


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Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:32 pm

Yes Dave. No problem with damp. I have had to overhaul the hitch and the brakes though. The drums looked like they had 2mm grooves in them! Hitch damper was bent, hitch head springs in pieces and brake pull rod mashed. Saga here:

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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:05 pm

AJL Electronics wrote:Yes Dave. No problem with damp.
Ah, so it's "waterless" then! :wink:


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