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#1 2012-11-28 5:56pm

TonyC
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Number plate plastic?

I want to make a number plate.
Anyone know what Zeronine and old school Haro plates were made of?

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#2 2012-11-29 9:10am

tgeo
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Re: Number plate plastic?

Check out this history lesson on number plates http://fortyfour16.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/13/. I hope this helps with your research.

T.


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#3 2012-11-29 9:16am

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Re: Number plate plastic?

He also makes plates on requests check out his facebook and design websites.  http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= … amp;type=1 and http://www.fortyfour16design.com/Pages/Page7.2.html

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#4 2012-11-29 9:33am

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Re: Number plate plastic?

LDPE. That's it!

Ther 44 16 guy does nice work, and I don't question the value of his work, but I have an art background (and am a little stubborn). If I didn't at least give it a shot...

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#5 2012-11-29 10:46am

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Re: Number plate plastic?

I am with you on trying to do everything myself first.    Do you have a lead on where to purchase LDPE?  If Bob Haro made them by hand BITD, I am sure anyone with some ability could duplicate the process.


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#6 2012-11-29 10:58am

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Re: Number plate plastic?

McMaster Carr has it. 24x24x1/8" is about $12.
They have a location within driving distance...

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#7 2012-11-29 2:23pm

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Re: Number plate plastic?

Just got back from picking up a sheet from McMaster Carr
$12.
They packed it enough cardboard for me to make a couple practice templates!
Next step: make a good-looking cruiser plate.

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#8 2012-11-29 2:27pm

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Re: Number plate plastic?

Will be cool to see how this turns out! cool


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#9 2012-11-29 4:26pm

tgeo
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Re: Number plate plastic?

Keep the details coming? Do you have a vinyl cutter?


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#10 2012-11-29 5:38pm

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Re: Number plate plastic?

LDPE 1/8" do not buy thinner. You can easily cut with a fresh exacto blade. It cuts like butter.


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#11 2012-11-30 4:51pm

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Re: Number plate plastic?

They key is FRESH.
It does not cut well with a dull razor blade...
Good thing 24"x24" is enough for 4 cruiser plates!

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#12 2012-12-01 7:56pm

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Re: Number plate plastic?

Any results?  Are you going to heat form the upper wings? Assuming that you are going to have wings on the plate.


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#13 2012-12-01 8:03pm

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Re: Number plate plastic?

Yup. I used a semi-fresh box cutter, and put the plate in the oven for a couple minutes, then I zip tied it to my bars. I made a couple mistakes, but they're minor, and I have plenty of plastic.

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#14 2012-12-01 8:04pm

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Re: Number plate plastic?

marking this one smile


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#15 2012-12-01 8:07pm

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Re: Number plate plastic?

I made a cruiser-sized Haro/Zeronine/Cam-shapes plate.
Next one, maybe a Zeronine Control Panel-inspired over the bar plate.

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#16 2012-12-02 1:23pm

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Re: Number plate plastic?

The bare plate, mounted on my cruiser.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/mrexotica/001.jpg

The plate after I striped it with tape.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/mrexotica/002.jpg

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#17 2012-12-02 1:30pm

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Re: Number plate plastic?

Looks cool!  Great job.  cool


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#18 2012-12-02 1:32pm

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Re: Number plate plastic?

Thanks!
That was my first try.

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#19 2012-12-02 5:46pm

tgeo
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Re: Number plate plastic?

Looks Great Tony.  I can really appreciate someone doing their own work.


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#20 2012-12-08 6:21pm

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Re: Number plate plastic?

update please, more pics smile


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#21 2012-12-08 6:55pm

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Re: Number plate plastic?

That was it.
Haven't done any new ones yet.
Next one is an over-the-bar plate, like a Mission Control, but not a knockoff.

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#22 2012-12-08 6:56pm

TonyC
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Re: Number plate plastic?

Before I make another one, I am going to find a slotted punch and Velcro straps.

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#23 2012-12-09 4:15pm

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Re: Number plate plastic?

top work.cool


All I want for in this life is a Haro Plate... Take one of your wall, sell it to me and let it see daylight again!

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#24 2012-12-09 5:06pm

TonyC
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Re: Number plate plastic?

Thanks!
The first one was done freehand.
The second one will be drawn on graph paper.

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