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Ian c 09-13-2013 07:10 AM

Magnetic race numbers
 
Can anyone recommend a company to supply these ?

jaykay 09-13-2013 08:14 AM

Rennline.

They can cloud up your paint finish if left on too long....especially after weekend on a rain soaked track

Ian c 09-13-2013 08:20 AM

Does a heavy coat of wax first help with that ?

Thanks for the recommendation .

RandallNeighbour 09-13-2013 08:25 AM

A heavy coat of wax sometimes make them fall off the car at speed.

BYprodriver 09-13-2013 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Ian c (Post 363059)
Can anyone recommend a company to supply these ?

Try TCsgarage.com in SoCA. PCA member & former owner of Pelican Parts.

760-295-3330

Ian c 09-13-2013 09:54 AM

Thanks
Ill give them a call later

Marty S 09-13-2013 11:38 AM

I used e-decal to order my numbers. Took them about four days and all was good

jaykay 09-13-2013 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Ian c (Post 363074)
Does a heavy coat of wax first help with that ?

Thanks for the recommendation .

I am dealing with black so it's a bit touchy.

You need a very clean surface to put them on
You can wax before and waxing after will decloud. I had my numbers on many days so this may not be a problem. A couple of washing cycles and all was fine.......all this with heavy rain.
Heat up the numbers with a hair drier prior to application.

jb92563 09-14-2013 10:28 PM

Getting ready for the 2 Nov auto-x at Qualcom?

I expect to make those this time.

Have to redo my Tech sheet for the new exhaust, 2nd cat delete.
Sure makes the throttle more responsive.

Ive seen folk have their magnetic numbers fall off, so you need the best quality, strongest magnet type you can find.

thstone 09-15-2013 07:58 AM

Instead of magnetic numbers, I'd suggest using vinyl stick-on/peel-off numbers. Yes, they are one-time use, but they are cheap, won't damage your paint, and won't fall off. They go on in less than a minute and come off just as fast. Any local sign store should be able to create them for you, no reason to use an expensive "racing" online store. Mine cost $1 a sheet. I'd be glad to send you a sheet (with number 254) if you wanted to evaluate them and try installation/removal for yourself.

Ian c 09-15-2013 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by jb92563 (Post 363281)
Getting ready for the 2 Nov auto-x at Qualcom?

I expect to make those this time.

Have to redo my Tech sheet for the new exhaust, 2nd cat delete.
Sure makes the throttle more responsive.

Ive seen folk have their magnetic numbers fall off, so you need the best quality, strongest magnet type you can find.

We have both the November Qualcomm booked ,
And will be doing the weekend school in October .
And Probobly 3 at el toro before the year is out :)

I ordered new tires on Friday :)

Ian c 09-15-2013 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by thstone (Post 363317)
Instead of magnetic numbers, I'd suggest using vinyl stick-on/peel-off numbers. Yes, they are one-time use, but they are cheap, won't damage your paint, and won't fall off. They go on in less than a minute and come off just as fast. Any local sign store should be able to create them for you, no reason to use an expensive "racing" online store. Mine cost $1 a sheet. I'd be glad to send you a sheet (with number 254) if you wanted to evaluate them and try installation/removal for yourself.


I was think of getting background squares magnetic , and magnetic numbers .
Hoping having double would stop them falling off ...

But I like your idea better .
There is a sign shop within walking distance .
Ill go see them on Monday !!

If they can't help ill get in touch with the guy who made the boxster side stripes .

Thanks for the tip tom .

Johnny Danger 09-15-2013 10:54 AM

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Something like this would go perfect with your wheels !

Ian c 09-15-2013 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Johnny Danger (Post 363343)
Something like this would go perfect with your wheels !

Yeah she wants pink numbers
But her pca number is 13 :D

Johnny Danger 09-15-2013 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Ian c (Post 363345)
Yeah she wants pink numbers
But her pca number is 13 :D

It was merely an example.

Ian c 09-15-2013 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Johnny Danger (Post 363393)
It was merely an example.

Thanks for that .
I will take my iPad to the sign shop tommorrow to show them .

Ian c 09-17-2013 09:48 AM

I called at the sign shop after work yesterday but they where shut .
I thought about it last night and I'm thinking of getting the same style and colour numbers for both cars then it will be easier to make new numbers should one car not be allowed to use its number .

jb92563 09-17-2013 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Ian c (Post 363651)
I called at the sign shop after work yesterday but they where shut .
I thought about it last night and I'm thinking of getting the same style and colour numbers for both cars then it will be easier to make new numbers should one car not be allowed to use its number .

You can not use the "driver #" on the PCA Zone 8 Car Class

They use some other source for assigning numbers, not sure where.

A few new folks bought numbers based on the Car Class system and were surprised to find those numbers are not valid at PCASDR events.

They should give you your permanent number at an Auto-X event.

Also, in case you did not know, when you create your car using the above link, in the "My Car" page, you can use the "Car Info PDF" (PDF) link to print a Tech Inspection sheet already filled out with all your info.

Very Convenient and impossible to lose.

Ian c 09-17-2013 12:22 PM

Afaik your local region will honor your pca number and other regions will as long as its not taken by a member attending .
I requested the number when I booked the next two sd events on the advice of one of the locals and he suggested they'll add a 1 if its not available that day .
This is perfect as Debbie's number is 13 , so I can just steal one of her 1s :)

Ian c 09-17-2013 12:27 PM

Here is me !!! :)

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps6256d329.jpg


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