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Street signs

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by WOODBS, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. WOODBS

    WOODBS Very Active Member

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    do you guys use reflective for the street names or regular vinyl? thanks
     
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  2. Bill Modzel

    Bill Modzel Active Member

    Get reflective green blanks from Grimco, letter with white reflective.
     
  3. GB2

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  4. WOODBS

    WOODBS Very Active Member

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    Thanks ... reassured
     
  5. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Be sure to use H.I. refelctive, it is a new federal standard on traffic signs. Common engineer grade won't meet the new standards.
     
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    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    Mosh,

    Is that standard for street name signs as well? My understanding is that it was only for traffic control signs?


    Gary
     
  7. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    I think that may be true, but every customer I have done them for in the last two years or so (since this new reg came out) has asked that even the street name signs be in H.I. If you are selling these to a street department I would ask them what they want. Better that getting it done and being wrong.
     
  8. Circleville Signs

    Circleville Signs Very Active Member

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    Good point.


    Gary
     
  9. makeasign

    makeasign New Member

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    That reminds me...I saw a stop sign the other night. As I was approaching it it looked like the letters were black vinyl on red reflective. As it turns out, I realized as I stopped at this stupid sign, the fabricator of said sign, used red reflective and regular white vinyl lettering. From a distance, all you could see was your lights hitting the reflective and not see the letters at all...Just their outline.....REALLY BAD JOB!!! Be SURE to use both reflectives! Good luck!
     
  10. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Why even mess with making STOP signs? You can buy them from Grimco for what you'd have in materials. Same with alot of standard traffic signs.
     
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