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Fresh paint on my new shop...whoo whee!

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by dwt, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. dwt

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    We moved this year to take advantage of the real estate mkt or lack there of in central Fla. I'm 20 min north of Disney so outrageous is the norm. I'm not quite done yet but I thought I would share with the class. Hope y'all dig it! If not please tell me why...I'm always eager fer more learn'en!
     

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  2. omgsideburns

    omgsideburns Very Active Member

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    safety first.. don't want anyone slipping when they walk on your walls.
     
  3. Gino

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    Personally, I'm tired of seeing 'Diamond Plate'. In our shop.... we've overused it over the years and it seems like everyone else has too. It's reached the 'Swoosh' and 'Brush Script' levels quickly.


    Oh.... and why do the people down there park sideways in parking spaces ??
     
  4. Patrick46

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    I'd like to get a sign from you, but I want on the 'Dark Side'! :doh:
     
  5. dwt

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    I'm in a semi rural area so I've employed a little hillbilly bait as i go fishing for dollars. Although I hear they prefer to be called Appalachian Americans.
     
  6. dwt

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    Yeah, it's not exactly high brow art, but its still a staple in the south. And yes some still ask for brush script. Gotta love the simple life!
     
  7. TheSnowman

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    All I know is, I'm totally jealous you are only 20 mins from Disney. That's my home away from home.
     
  8. dwt

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    There is alot to see and do that's for sure. Plenty of 'look at me' to attract the tourist dollar. Scenic work year round. Harry potter at universal has been building at incredible speed. 20 acres of theme park in 18 months!

    It makes it hard to stand out when you live in 'candy land'. Hence the diamond plate.
     
  9. performancev

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    The diamond plate looks good but doesn't go to the top. There is no hard edge to make it look as though the plate stops before the top of the building. The top area looks unfinished, especially the front . The back i would leave like it is. For the front you might try something like putting a border around the text with painted screws/rivets in the corners to make it look like that area is attached to the building and separate from the d/p. The area that is raised would be perfect for some type of catchy phrase.
     

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  10. ProWraps

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    im wondering where the corona logo is supposed to go.
     
  11. dwt

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    Tinting is a 'shady business'. It's always on the dark side ;) Mhuaa Ha ha ha.
     
  12. SignManiac

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    I would have used a more legible typeface personally.
     
  13. dwt

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    I can dig the unfinished biz on the top-side. Something more has to happen up there. I was going to start with a black outline brushed on by hand for the text. The eye travels up too fast with out a bolder stopping point at the top. If this location works I'll mount some channel letters.

    And the corona logo go inside, pressed against the palm of my hand at 3:30 every afternoon on most days but today its jagermeister and its raining, so we started at 10:30.
     
  14. btropical.com

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    We have been beaten with the rain we had 5 or so inches yesterday in citrus county , we have a jacked up truck to tint we cant fit into shop last 2 days gonna ask customer to do saturday when sunny . Nice looking shop !! We sitting around with colds in our hands nothing to do , bought wife new karaokee loud speakers and new wireless mics so :wine-smi::wine-smi:we watchin the liquid sunshine
     
  15. dwt

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    You're right! I found an opportunity to move in to a former store that went under due to mismanagement and refaced what was there and tried to make it impossible to pass with out seeing.

    It really should go, and will, if this location is working out. It's very 1995.

    I was considering using the first garage for spray in bed liners. Did I mention the rural nature of Florida? Believe it or not, it's still the south.
     
  16. dwt

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    I believe drinking is mandatory for watching it rain in the south. :wine-smi:Let's have another round! Cheers!
     
  17. Craig Sjoquist

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    Well I like it ... Winter Garden is full of young people so is the surrounding areas
    This looks young, active, creative but yet conservative this should do well for ya
    as far as font choice normally long lines of script is not used much, but with nothing else to interrupt it looks great
     
  18. btropical.com

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    """Did I mention the rural nature of Florida? Believe it or not, it's still the south. "" Spring turkey coming up next week we have seen awesome signs of turkeys at hunting camp <<< insert pik of ted nugent >> Next thing the sebring race
     
  19. dwt

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    Thanks for the kind words, that's exactly what I was reaching for. This is a rather conservative area. Has alot of 3rd and 4th generation families that worked in citrus and never had a reason to leave. Our downtown just got rebuilt with only a handful of buildings left to be rehabbed. So picture perfect that tv/movie crews are always shooting something. No palm trees so it's downtown 'everywhere USA'.
     
  20. dwt

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    I grew up in Okeechobee and used to see turkey, deer, hog and plenty-o-gator everywhere.
    Camping on the lake and canals was like primal Heaven. AHhhh the good 'ol days!

    Had a sticker on my truck for years that said 'support wildlife - party in the woods'.
     
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