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Number squares

Post by nickkeyser » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:08 pm

What do people use for number squares?

On my old doors I used white fablon and demon tweeks 'low tack' numbers but I found the glue always gets left behind when you take the number off and its a real PITA to clean off.

Is there a 'proper' square out there that wont do this?


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Re: Number squares

Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:16 pm

I think its the numbers and the glue rather than the number square. Ive used Tweeks and Race & Rally Stokes squares and both have same issue.

best to clean the glue off was WD40, then quick wipe over with brake cleaner aerosol did the trick.


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Re: Number squares

Post by nickkeyser » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:25 pm

Excelent. Will order up some squares, JJC do some dirt cheap ones, or I may use fablon again but go higher up the door so I can stick the annual championship sticker onto the top. Will give WD40 & brake cleaner a go.

Glad its not just me that spends ages in the garage cleaning the glue off the side of theyre car after an event.


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Re: Number squares

Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:41 pm

to be fair I used to wait for 3 or 4 events until all the crap had stuck to the glue and it looked a state then clean it off lol


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Re: Number squares

Post by Corky » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:43 pm

I just use Autoglym tar remover. It takes the glue off really quickly and doesn't damage the paintwork. But having a white car my numbers are just stuck onto the paint anyway.


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Re: Number squares

Post by nickkeyser » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:49 pm

Cool, will try that too!

I did toy with using white numbers, but I dont want to risk my paint being slightly more 'low tack' than the stickers.


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Re: Number squares

Post by Corky » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:52 pm

nickkeyser wrote:Cool, will try that too!

I did toy with using white numbers, but I dont want to risk my paint being slightly more 'low tack' than the stickers.
My doors are factory paint, so its well stuck. I wouldn't want to try it on a respray.


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Re: Number squares

Post by ScimmyMike » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:02 pm

Isn't there someone on here who does signs and stuff for a living? Might be an idea to ask him for some price deals maybe


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Re: Number squares

Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:08 pm

How do, I got some Plasticard from the model railway mob. Stick the numbers on when the regs arrive, stick the Plasticard on with white insulating tape. Sort of works, regards, Crusty.



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