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Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:09 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Why don't they ban bonfire night?

Replies: 45

Views: 5615

The North American Aerospace Defence Command (Norad) and the US Northern Command (Northcom) said the trail was not the result of a foreign military launching a missile. They said: " We can confirm that there is no threat to our nation ." In other words, they know what it was! come on, who...

Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:07 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Not surprised...

Replies: 21

Views: 3488

No pleasing some people, I bet most of the council would be future customers.

The Hackney Carriage compliance test can be quite severe when it comes to a vehicle having 2 broken door handles on the driver side and the mirror looks a bit iffy as well :D

Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Show us your... BIKE

Replies: 77

Views: 13787

Here are my two latest bikes. Since retiring from Grasstrack and Speedway sidecar racing I still had the urge to have a bike for fun, the Yam was great but Wifey hated it so had to go :cry: . I then saw a Harley advertised localy at a good price, so now it's 'life in the slow lane' for me. Wifey tol...

Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: what the heck is this little creature?

Replies: 13

Views: 1272

I have no idea what that thing is Hugh. If you find what is, I'd be interested. I have an infestation of very pretty caterpillars at the moment, they may look nice, but they are making a right mess of my flowers and veggies. In fact they're eating more of my veg than I am at the moment. Also our Spi...

Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Other signmakers work.

Replies: 4

Views: 674

Other signmakers work.

Has anybody came across another board members work in some strange way? Yesterday (Sunday), I came across a fine example of work done by our own Hugh Potter. I was out racing at a local grasstrack meeting, riding my 1000cc sidecar outfit. I got myself into a bit of trouble and went spinning off the ...

Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: God. its not Friday again is it.....

Replies: 21

Views: 1500

Re: God. its not Friday again is it.....

Peter Normington wrote:How did your first date go?...

Ooh, I remember it well :oops: . I reckon the following link just about sums it up.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMwo07W_nx0
Mind you it was long time ago and as they say...practice makes perfect :wink: .

Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:17 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Do you quote inclusive of VAT?

Replies: 33

Views: 3375

we give price £00.00+vat on everything. we had someone complain only a few months ago... similar type thing... tell them to blow. :wink: :lol1: Some people are never happy with a quote. I certainly wouldn't complain about that price though. £00.00 plus vat or not, still comes to £00.00. :P What do ...

Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Made me laugh

Replies: 0

Views: 283

Made me laugh

Hi all. Sorry I've not been posting much lately but I've been way too busy working and doing things on the new house to find much time to play on t'internet.:( But, I got this via e-mail today from a customer and thought I'd make time to share it with you. If I don't get a chance to post again I'd l...

Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:15 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I'm back....

Replies: 6

Views: 773

I'm back....

Helllooo again everybody. I'm back after moving house. Got a nice lot of Sheep and Cows as neighbours at the bottom of the garden and they are a lot better than the Chavs and hoodies we had before. Internet up and running again as well, but a bit slower, (only 1.5meg now, against 8meg) than I had be...

Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Internet providers...help

Replies: 19

Views: 1468

Hi Steve It's sheep or web speed............ what will it be ? :wink: :lol1: Cheers Waren. Being an NTL customer may help with going to Virgin (same company now, I believe) I'll give em a call in the morning. Contracts exchanged and completion on Weds 1st.....no contest mate. The sheep win! Net spe...

Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Internet providers...help

Replies: 19

Views: 1468

Internet providers...help

Hi everybody. I'm moving house very soon and I'm trying to find a decent www provider. I'm moving to a semi rural location and will be approx 4.5miles from the local Tel Exch. I have checked out most providers and it seem that 512k at the most, is the best anybody can offer me over BT line. I'm on a...

Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: No smoking sign (plus a few extras)

Replies: 7

Views: 850

No smoking sign (plus a few extras)

Well, I reckon this says it all..... :lol1:

Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Is this Andy Gorman?

Replies: 9

Views: 1082

Is this Andy Gorman?

Found this piccy on the www (please don't ask how :oops: ) and thought "I've seen that face before" It may not be the real the Signboard Andy but the eyes and the whiskers sure match his avatar, plus he has a thing for hats.
Come on Andy, is it you and if so what does the foil hat do? :D

Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: London 2012 logo

Replies: 110

Views: 20333

Cheryl Smith wrote:the logo moves and everything....shame it wont on billboards etc.

Just got this moving logo sent to me via e-mail...... Now this I would love to see on a billboard :D
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x41/ ... n-copy.gif

Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:26 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: London 2012 logo

Replies: 110

Views: 20333

I knew I'd seen that layout somewhere. The designer is/was a closet "Tiswas" fan :wink:

Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: London 2012 logo

Replies: 110

Views: 20333

Mind you, if you read a slightly different way, it can read as 2102. I reckon this will be the date when all the stadiums will be completed.:-?

Also the designer has obviously had a lot of experience with Macs.......

Big Macs!

Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: London 2012 logo

Replies: 110

Views: 20333

It represents the UK take on the Olympics perfectly. It looks unfinished, is fragmented and uninspiring. Nice thought to only allow designs from the under twelves though. The briefing must have been fun: "It's in 2012, so use that year...and the word London...and make it bright and colourful, s...

Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:43 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: and so the start of a new race season begins...

Replies: 12

Views: 1866

All the best for the coming season guys. I hope all goes well for you all. I've spent the best part of the winter re-building my bike and thrown a fair few, in fact loads of £££'s at it in doing so. Last week I finally got round to try starting it for the first time. I stuck a car battery on the sid...

Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Google offering FREE broadband!

Replies: 4

Views: 729

Be wary of the static "I pee" address and I bet the download speed is c**p as well!

Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: oh deer

Replies: 15

Views: 2106

If they come back again Hugh, I recommend you have a look at this site :lol1: http://internationalhunters.homestead.com/VenisonRecipes.html

Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:32 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: what takes camper van stripes off vehicle?

Replies: 4

Views: 1063

what takes camper van stripes off vehicle?

Hi all. I have just purchased a camper van for use at race meetings and weekends away with the missus etc :wink: . It's a Fiat Ducato high top (Holdsworth). The factory fitted stripes are looking very sorry for themselves, have faded a lot and gone dull, so I reckon a re stripe is in order to tart i...

Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: FAO Shane, or any Austalians. Amber Nectar????

Replies: 2

Views: 607

FAO Shane, or any Austalians. Amber Nectar????

Found this on t'internet today. Does this prove why the Fosters we get in the UK tastes like it does? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6308715.stm
Would anybody here drink water with the "bits" taken out?

Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: largest logo in the world

Replies: 3

Views: 675

Never mind Shane. You Aussies had the biggest in 1965 with the 3.2k long Readymix sign.:D
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/11/24/more_giant_logos/

Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Google Earth

Replies: 14

Views: 1699

It seem somebody from Scotland has Pooed in a field to the West of Edinburgh.

55°57'26.62"N 3°18'39.70"W

ET and his mates will not be impressed. :D

Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:38 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 1970's disco music knowledge

Replies: 50

Views: 6233

Marcella wrote:Steve!!!!!!!!!!!!! Racey - (Come on baby Lay your love on me) :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

Oh well, if you insist :oops:
As you may have gathered, I was a "child of the 70's". Loon pants, Lambrettas and Ford Anglias....Ooh, I remember it well!

Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 1970's disco music knowledge

Replies: 50

Views: 6233

Try a band called "Racey" for some girls. (?)

Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:47 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: 1970's disco music knowledge

Replies: 50

Views: 6233

Fire, was done by "The Crazy world of Arthur Brown".

Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Google Earth

Replies: 14

Views: 1699

OK, so who made this sign then?

53°32'16.20"N 1°20'47.64"W

Cut and paste the above co ord's into Google Earth
I'd like to add "It wasn't me"!!!! :o

Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:01 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Saddams Cat Found

Replies: 5

Views: 1097

Saddams Cat Found

Poor little Kitty...
Edit note. Sorry about that, the one I had sent to me was animated not static. I'll get my coat. :oops:

Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:00 pm

Forum: Vehicle Wrapping

Topic: is a race-car possible to wrap?

Replies: 10

Views: 3223

£350 for paint on a fairing alone, eeek! :o, that's half my yearly race budget! I just use a part sheet of (hand painted) ally or white poly for my fairings and put the graphics straight onto that. Mind you I do go though 4 or 5 a season as I tend to use them as a bulldozer to move other bikes out o...

Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:48 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: A BIG hello!

Replies: 22

Views: 4497

Welcome to the boards Will. Mine's a pint. As Andy said "rules is rules".
Oh BTW, adding a piccy will keep Carrie quiet for a while as well! :D

Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:35 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Finger writing

Replies: 2

Views: 727

Finger writing

I was following a large artic truck up the M20 towards London today and written in the dirt on the back, in large letters was..... Situations vacant. 2 illegal immigrants wanted to act as mud flaps. Must be willing to travel. See driver for details. Sorry, no camera with me today! :-? I presume he h...

Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:05 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: can't decide which motor home to buy....

Replies: 7

Views: 1395

Or the go anywhere 4x4 Unimog. Easy to park....make your own space. :lol1:

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:41 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Any1 into Karting?

Replies: 17

Views: 2774

I've tried it a couple of times, great fun. My normal sport is racing sidecars on grasstrack and speedway, thus I find not having a passenger to help me out (or blame) a wee problem. I recently did a charity event at Buckmore park in Kent and spend most of my track time facing the wrong way and havi...

Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:26 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Chalk boards (removing writing)

Replies: 3

Views: 854

Thanks Terry and Lynn. I'm not looking for new ones at present. I got these boards of E-bay a few months ago. 2 of them (50"x24" approx), 1 new (in box) & 1 used for £21 the pair, local pick up. They seemed too good to miss at the time but I don't know what I'm going to do with them ye...

Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:01 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Chalk boards (removing writing)

Replies: 3

Views: 854

Chalk boards (removing writing)

Hi all. This may sound daft, but how do I remove writing from a chalk board? It's on a wooden framed A board with a black rough(ish) finish and white writing. No matter how hard I scrub it the darn stuff will not come off. I tried soapy water to start with and that took a bit away but left a milky m...

Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:28 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 326590

Hi Guys I really do need your advice on what could be a crucial decision. I've suspected for some time now that my Missus has been cheating on me. The usual signs. The phone rings, but if I answer, the caller hangs up. My wife has been going out with the girls a lot recently, although when I ask the...

Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:32 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: signmakers humour

Replies: 12

Views: 2437

Hera ya go John. Loads of sign generators here. The warning sign generator can come in handy at time for "real" stuff.
http://www.addletters.com/image-list.php
Have fun.... :D

Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:29 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: signmakers humour

Replies: 12

Views: 2437

John Wilson wrote:Classic...... if only I'd taken that advice :roll:

Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:20 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Can anybody give any further input, advise with logo please?

Replies: 15

Views: 2364

That's the one John....Anything tooo radical would cause an uprising with the blue rinse brigade and we wouldn't want that would we... :lol1:

Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:00 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Can anybody give any further input, advise with logo please?

Replies: 15

Views: 2364

Thanks everybody, your comments are much appreciated. It seemed such a simple design I thought it would need a few tweeks. I'll show the customer the layout and see what she reckons.

Steve.

Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:15 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Can anybody give any further input, advise with logo please?

Replies: 15

Views: 2364

Thanks Rich. I'm not too hot with this ai malarkey, but I'll give it a go.
I used Bookman Old Style, just because it was there, no other reason.

Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: signing in!!

Replies: 12

Views: 2089

Hi Neil. Welcome to UKSB. Nice to see another Kent person coming on-board. Have fun and join in the banter. They don't bite! (well not all of em :D ).

Steve.

Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:53 pm

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: Can anybody give any further input, advise with logo please?

Replies: 15

Views: 2364

Can anybody give any further input, advise with logo please?

Hi all. I have a local hairdressing salon wanting a logo for an A-board (Also,poss other signage to follow). All I have to go on so far is the business name "Diva Hair Design". I have had a very quick play and come up with the attached layout. No specified style, font or colours were given...

Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Show us your puppies/pet

Replies: 119

Views: 24007

Well we can all see your puppies so how about cats or as Mrs Slocham would say " show us your ..... errrr " :oops: Here's the latest addition to our family..."Kitty", 6 months old now and learning how to wreck everything. She was our daughters 18th birthday present. She's now go...

Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:31 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 326590

Well, what can you say about that?

Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:24 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Blimy! where have I been all my signwriting career? EELLLOO!

Replies: 83

Views: 13550

Hiya Cheryl. Nice to see another one from from Folkestone. Welcome to the mad house. :D

Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 326590

You just have to love the number plate..... :D

Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:59 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 326590

I was in Tesco buying a large bag of Winalot for my dog yesterday and was standing in line at the tills to pay for it. A woman behind me asked if I had a dog. On impulse, I told her that no, I was starting The Winalot Diet again, although I probably shouldn't because I'd ended up in the hospital las...

Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 326590

This is a catchy little tune http://dojo.fi/~rancid/loituma__.swf . One of those tunes that stays in your head all day. But...this one is even better... http://www.stigmundfreud.f2s.com/jiggle.swf . All I ask is "What is the Leek for"? -googleye- Altogether now: aja-cap-cap pari'dik kariga...

Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:22 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Truck Graphics: Niagara

Replies: 15

Views: 1579

Surely, if it began with a "V" Peter, the red stripe would be at a steeper angle and make it a lot "harder" to do. :oops:

I'll get me coat, shall I?

Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:42 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where do i start with trimming prints to fit panels?

Replies: 8

Views: 1625

Thanks for all the advice, much appreciated. I think I'll give it a go with a paper / card template and a sheet of blank vinyl on my own van to see how it goes before I try it out on the real thing.

Steve.

Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:07 am

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: where do i start with trimming prints to fit panels?

Replies: 8

Views: 1625

where do i start with trimming prints to fit panels?

Hi..My first time into the world of digi prints, so I'm going to ask a possibly daft question. :-? I have a customer who wants a picture of his race bike on the side of his van. I can get the prints done locally, no probs. But, he wants it to fit the panel completely, ie cut right to the edge of the...

Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: a good one liner for recovery truck

Replies: 17

Views: 2055

"On the road to recovery" ???

Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:04 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Logo from Assen race circuit.

Replies: 9

Views: 2943

Logo from Assen race circuit.

Is it just my mind, or does the "A-Style" logo look like some dodgy (or Doggie maybe) goings on between 2 stick men? :roll:
The logo was plastered all the round circuit at the Assen Moto GP yesterday.

Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:13 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: vehicle graphics: world cup

Replies: 7

Views: 788

vehicle graphics: world cup

Why do you guys get all the decent vehicles to do jobs on? I got a (supply only) job on this beast. Customer gave me a (very) rough sketch via e-mail and fitted them himself. He now keeps coming back every match day for the score updates to go on the rear windows. :-?

Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: The Off Topic Post - Anything Go's

Replies: 1965

Views: 326590

Had this e-mailed to me today and as there are so many Scots around I thought I'd share it with you...... Why they sent it to me I don't know, I cant stand football. An English family head out one Saturday to do some shopping. While in the sports shop the son picks up a Scotland football shirt and s...

Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign material advice please

Replies: 9

Views: 972

Peter, single sided only, so rivets would be a good idea as it would stop the local primates undoing any screws etc. Are there likely to be any problems with expansion using riveted Alupanel/Dibond? South facing site, open to sunshine.

Steve.

Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign material advice please

Replies: 9

Views: 972

Peter, Higgi, many thanks, much appreciated. Now the daft questions.... :oops: (1) Is Alupanel a suitable alternative to Dibond? I ask because my local sign supply shop stocks this stuff and it will save me hunting down another supplier. (2) Thickness. Will 3mm be suitable or should I go thicker? Pl...

Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:28 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Sign material advice please

Replies: 9

Views: 972

Sign material advice please

Hi. Not a graphic help request, but a sign fixing query. I have been asked by a local car sales dealer to put some signs on his anti theft barriers. He has left it to me to come up with the best thing to do the job for him. What material would you recommend for the sign? There is only 3 sections of ...

Mon May 22, 2006 11:51 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: EASY QUIZ

Replies: 2

Views: 779

1: 116 yrs (Give or take a couple for tea breaks.)
2: Ecuador
3: Sheep (Baaa)
4: Poss November. (Long time since school days.)
5: Squirrel.
6: Dog (Canine)
7: Edward. Def not George tho.
8: Red
9: New Zealand (Kiwi fruit)
10: 30 yrs

Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:18 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bird flu cure?

Replies: 3

Views: 368

Bird flu cure?

:roll:

Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Men ... let this be a warning!

Replies: 15

Views: 1244

:oops:

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: a good point!

Replies: 5

Views: 479

Sorry Marek..... :D

Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:57 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Poor old Tim

Replies: 2

Views: 366

Poor old Tim

Tim came home from the pub late one Friday evening stinking drunk, as he often did, and crept into bed beside his wife who was already asleep. He gave her a peck on the cheek and fell asleep. When he awoke he found a strange man standing at the end of his bed wearing a long flowing white robe. "Who ...

Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: His and Hers hood wrap...WARNING...adult content!

Replies: 36

Views: 3336

:thumbsup: :oops:

Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:44 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: What Gender Is A Computer?

Replies: 6

Views: 637

According to my missus, computers are definitely male..........

Nothing female would let you anyway near it if you had a 3 1/2 inch floppy in your hand :bow:

Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:49 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Poor old Grandad

Replies: 3

Views: 330

Poor old Grandad

Whilst taking my multivitamin tablet this morning, I was reminded of something my dear old Grandad used to say. He said that if we wanted to live to a ripe old age, we should do what he always did. His secret was to sprinkle a little gunpowder on his corn flakes every morning. He did this religiousl...

Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: sheila

Replies: 2

Views: 381

One day on the psychiatric ward A nurse walks into a patients room and sees him pretending he's driving a car, with his hands at 10 and 2. The nurse asks him: "Charlie - what are you doing?" Charlie replies: "Can't talk right now, I'm driving to Melbourne!" The nurse wishes him a good trip and leave...

Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:53 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bird Flu reaches Paris

Replies: 52

Views: 4210

:yikes:

Fri Sep 16, 2005 4:25 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Camera phone for Sale

Replies: 3

Views: 447

John Singh wrote:and it comes gift wrapped

That's not gift wrap it's the "hand free" kit.... :P

Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: First wrap, need practice!

Replies: 7

Views: 804

First wrap, need practice!

Just a few bubbles. Will they come out in the sun. :no1:

Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:55 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: does anyone else have a problem with suma D60 and static?

Replies: 11

Views: 5520

I now reckon the plotter is innocent. It seems I'm the one with the problem here :roll: . I was playing around earlier doing some tidying up and my old cat was having a nice kip under the radiator, I bent down to give him a gentle stoke and ZAP! a large spark leapt from my hand to the poor old cat, ...

Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:46 pm

Forum: Summa Cutters

Topic: does anyone else have a problem with suma D60 and static?

Replies: 11

Views: 5520

does anyone else have a problem with suma D60 and static?

Help, I've got a Suma D60 that is out to get me! :evil: Is there anyway I can stop it giving me a large static jolt each time I go near it? After doing a cut and I go to press the sheet feed button it gives out an audible crack as my finger approaches it, The first few times this happened it caused ...

Fri Feb 25, 2005 5:07 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What type of vinyl will stick (and stay stuck) to rubber?

Replies: 19

Views: 4151

Thanks Robert.
Green wellies, Yellow logo. Will this cause any probs with inking on a design?

Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:51 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: What type of vinyl will stick (and stay stuck) to rubber?

Replies: 19

Views: 4151

What type of vinyl will stick (and stay stuck) to rubber?

What type of vinyl will stick (and stay stuck) to rubber? I ask because I have a guy who wants to put his company logo on the (welly) boots of his workers. Would I be right in thinking along the lines of Truck vinyl?

Thanks in advance.
Steve.

Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:56 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how do i remove truck curtain vinyl?

Replies: 9

Views: 4051

Hi all, thanks for the advice. Once the guy realised I might actually "charge" him to do the stripping he went very quiet and I haven't heard from him since. It was defiantly vinyl and not ink on the curtain, I tried to get a finger nail under a corner of the lettering and that stuff was not going t...

Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:13 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Caption Competition

Replies: 27

Views: 2384

Mr Lim Chung stated that as he passed the Primary school, the throttle on his motorcycle stuck open, causing him to career through the main entrance and out through the rear.

Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:19 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Caption Competition

Replies: 27

Views: 2384

Caption Competition

Well, more like a non competition as no prizes involved.
Who can come up with a caption for the picture below?

My effort....Dont scream until that red needle hits 70. :yikes:

Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:30 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: how do i remove truck curtain vinyl?

Replies: 9

Views: 4051

how do i remove truck curtain vinyl?

I've been asked to do a tractor unit (Iveco) nothing too big just the firms name and phone No's. The customer has already stripped off the old lettering and is going to "T-Cut" the whole unit before the new stuff is applied. The guy has asked me how he can remove the existing vinyl letteri...

Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Bash the Haggis.

Replies: 13

Views: 1275

Bash the Haggis.

I came upon this little time waster today. http://www.bashthehaggis.com
My personal best is 908m :dance2:

Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Look at the t*ts on this!

Replies: 9

Views: 1323

Look at the t*ts on this!

What more can I say? :2thumbs:

Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello from jon, very amateur signwriter-ish

Replies: 27

Views: 2988

Hi Jon and welcome, from one end of the country to t'other.
Can I ask why you have "sidecar" in your name, are you another 3 wheeler? :bike;

Sun May 23, 2004 4:00 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone give me ideas for stag/hen nights designs?

Replies: 24

Views: 5262

Sorry Rod.......The devil made me do it!

Sun May 23, 2004 1:11 am

Forum: Graphic Design Help

Topic: can anyone give me ideas for stag/hen nights designs?

Replies: 24

Views: 5262

Hmmm, the mind boggles :-?

Thu May 20, 2004 11:11 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I knew I shouldn't have tried XP!

Replies: 8

Views: 1059

Dewi, have another glass of wine and read the handbook :o

Thu May 20, 2004 6:24 pm

Forum: Neon, LED, Lighting

Topic: What is the best way of bonding foamex together?

Replies: 32

Views: 12598

Forty-two!
"I checked it very thoroughly," said the computer, "and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is."

Mon May 03, 2004 9:05 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How to mistreat a Fireblade

Replies: 8

Views: 1289

Ouch!!! :o Thats looks nasty. I'm the one doing the driving nowadays, I have done my time as passenger and have had the broken bones that go with it. I have aslo had a go at (solo) speedway, but taking down the track fences at Reading and Eastbourne convinced me to give that up. Moto X guys get my t...

Sat Apr 24, 2004 12:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: How to mistreat a Fireblade

Replies: 8

Views: 1289

How to mistreat a Fireblade

I took the bike out for a run last Sunday, to say is was a bit wet would be an understatemnet. :-? It took me 3 days to finaly get the bike clean again. The graphics took a bit of a pounding though and are in a pretty bad state, so I'm making a new set for it today. The guys behind me came off a lot...

Sat Apr 24, 2004 12:02 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Curry with Hidden ingredient.. Yummy!

Replies: 12

Views: 1667

How would these guys answer the phone?

Fri Apr 16, 2004 11:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: hello to whoever

Replies: 12

Views: 1724

Hi Dex, nice to see another bike racer on the site. What bike do you race?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:13 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Shop Fascia Graphics : Harleys Tea Room

Replies: 15

Views: 3418

Hi, I have been recommended this stuff http://www.axminster.co.uk/default.asp?part=236014 to add to paint and speed up the drying time. I've heard it causes the paint to harden chemically, rather than by solvent evaporation. The trade use it if wet weather is forecast. Good luck with the "bump" Neli...

Sat Apr 10, 2004 6:51 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Van Graphics : Rampage Racing

Replies: 7

Views: 1110

Great stuff. It's giving me ideas on how do to my own van when I finally get round to doing it. I have prepared a couple of images of my own bike in readiness. I used the method describe by Andy Blackett ( thanks Andy :D ) in the tips and tricks section, to cut them out from a couple of photographs.

Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:14 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: I'll be the new bloke then.

Replies: 21

Views: 2141

Hi Ken. Nice to see another biker on the site.
I've got 3 wheels on my Fireblade. :o

Image

Thu Mar 04, 2004 7:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: NEW SCAM - BEWARE.

Replies: 5

Views: 867

This one can also come in via your mobile phone. It will say 1 missed call. The following is part of an e-mail I received from a mate, who works for BT. Please be aware of this warning we have received regarding a mobile phone scam. There is a new kind of mobile phone scam. A missed call will show o...

Sun Feb 08, 2004 9:21 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: S.Steel Built-ups : Backstreet

Replies: 8

Views: 1084

This may seem a daft answer. I have a mate who has a lot of stainless stuff on his bike and he swears by Johnsons baby oil as a cleaner. He says "Polish the whole surface lightly with Johnson's Baby Oil. Applied with kitchen roll. It will come up like new!" No guarantee that it will work as well on ...

Mon Feb 02, 2004 6:18 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Beginner questions. Help appreciated.

Replies: 2

Views: 811

Cheers Nigel, much appreciated.
I think the normal 2-3 year stuff will do for use on my bike. I'll be lucky if any stays on for 2-3 hours when the 100mph shale and mud hits it! But at least I can now have new graphics for each race meeting.

Sun Feb 01, 2004 1:20 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Beginner questions. Help appreciated.

Replies: 2

Views: 811

Beginner questions. Help appreciated.

Without wishing to make myself appear a total idiot, can I ask a few questions? :oops: Does cut vinyl have a "use by date" after application tape has been applied. Or is it best to leave it untaped until ready for fitting? By this I mean, does the app tape stick to the vinyl after while and make rem...

Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:42 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Any good books to read?

Replies: 11

Views: 1946

Thanks for the answers, it seems I'm going to have a lot of learning to do. The first thing, will be to learn how to ask for advice, from you good people. :D I suppose it would be worth me investing in a full access package to this board as well. Then I can read and study all the demo's tips and tri...

Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Any good books to read?

Replies: 11

Views: 1946

Any good books to read?

Does anybody know of any books or other publications that give advice etc for a complete newcomer to vinyl cutting? I'm looking for something along the lines of A "Dummys guide" type thing, if possible. With any luck my cutter/plotter should be purchased in a couple of weeks, so I need all the help ...

Sat Dec 20, 2003 4:54 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Advice required

Replies: 8

Views: 2016

Cheers Nigel. The 2K does not include a PC. I have several PC's already. It would be nice to use one of these PC's on a project that could pay for itself in the long run. I understand what you mean about getting a 610 unit rather than a smaller one. As I expect I will asked to tackle a few bigger jo...

Sat Dec 20, 2003 12:21 pm

Forum: General Cutter topics

Topic: Advice required

Replies: 8

Views: 2016

Advice required

Hi. As I mentioned in my "Hello" post, I am thinking about purchasing a cutter. This is going to be for small projects and I only intend to do lettering. I have a max budget of £2000 for the whole setup :-? . What sort of setup would you good people recomend I go for? Some people have advised me to ...

Tue Dec 16, 2003 10:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Just to say "Hello"

Replies: 15

Views: 2103

Just to say "Hello"

Hi, I'm Steve, from down South in Kent. I have no connection with the sign trade other than being an end user of graphics and lettering. I build and race sidecars on Grasstrack and Speedway( crazy yes, mad no!), thus I tend to get through a fair amount of vinyl lettering on the bikes during a race s...

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