Here's an update on the clown car windshield sticker, if any of you are still interested.

As much fun as it was posting two pages of off-topic drivel over on Todd's 'Newbie With Many Questions' thread, this is probably a better place for that sort of thing.

I've cleaned up the design again, hopefully for the last time. The ersatz Porsche crest is still gone. The Speedster image is clearer and a little bigger. And the text on the lower half has been regrouped to fill in the gap left when the crest was removed.

If any of you want images added of random farm animals, a four-into-one extractor exhaust header, or Miss Hurst Shifter, you're on your own.

As it turns out, the 'almost free' VistaPrint stickers were paper, not vinyl. They will do a sticker on exterior grade vinyl, but for some reason can't do a round design on a round sticker - you get a square sticker and then have to cut the corners off with a scissors or - if you're Stan - with a Bridgeport mill.

But I did find a place that specializes more in windshield stickers that will do a round, three-inch sticker, so I ordered one and will let you know how the quality works out - in about two weeks, which is how long it will take them to print one up and put it on the Thursday stage to Cheyenne.

Depending on quantity ordered, these will end up costing about $5-10, with shipping. If anyone wants to roll their own, send me an IM with your email and I'll send you the original file, which is a little higher res than what ends up here when a photo is posted to the SOC site.

Anyways, here's what we've got for now:

 

PCCA_logo18

 

 

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The diameter of the test sticker I ordered is three inches. I think that's about the same size as the PCA stickers. The computer file should be high enough res to make a four-, five-, or six-inch sticker, but I don't know if the place I've ordered from offers those sizes.

This is the first time I've tried using this online outfit - StickyLife (no comments, please).

If anyone has had good experience with an online sticker place, let us know.

 

 

I like Karl Shapiro's motto:

 

Lower the standard: that’s my motto. Somebody is always putting the 
     food out of reach. We’re tired of falling off ladders. Who says 
     a child can’t paint? A pro is somebody who does it for money. 
     Lower the standards. Let’s all play poetry. Down with ideals, 
     flags, convention buttons, morals, the scrambled eggs on the 
     admiral’s hat. I’m talking sense. Lower the standards. Sabo-
     tage the stylistic approach. Let weeds grow in the subdivision. 
     Putty up the incisions in the library façade, those names that 
     frighten grade-school teachers, those names whose U’s are 
     cut like V’s. Burn the Syntopicon and The Harvard Classics
     Lower the standard on classics, battleships, Russian ballet, 
     national anthems (but they’re low enough). Break through to 
     the bottom. Be natural as an American abroad who knows no 
     language, not even American. Keelhaul the poets in the ves-
     try chairs. Renovate the Abbey of cold-storage dreamers. Get 
     off the Culture Wagon. Learn how to walk the way you want. 
     Slump your shoulders, stick your belly out, arms all over the 
     table. How many generations will this take? Don’t think about 
     it, just make a start. (You have made a start.) Don’t break any-
     thing you can step around, but don’t pick it up. The law of grav-
     ity is the law of art. You first, poetry second, the good, the 
     beautiful, the true come last. As the lad said: We must love 
     one another or die.

 

 

 

Let's face it, guys, 2"or 3" - we're just never going to fake our way into respectability.

From the PCA website - the ultimate accessory that proves one has finally arrived. A PCA-logo money clip, done in the authentic factory carbon fiber weave. The ultra lightweight clip allows carrying more cards or Benjamins with no net weight penalty.

Does it get any better than that?

PCAMoney

 

 

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Well, unlike Mr. Carley, the local PCA hasn't seen fit to offer me a PCA sticker for my (apparently fake) windshield.  

In fact, they have enough influence over the Boston Museum of Transportation that they've convinced them to create a "replica" class, with our own special parking area, for the "German Car Day" event, which means I can no longer park with the TYP356 club's original 356 cars in their parking area (under the only shade tree on the lawn).  

The good news is I'll be parking with Prarit and his Seduction 550 Spyder and any other cool replicas that show up to park with us in the "Plastic Car Club of America" area, prominently and proudly displaying our club window dressing.

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Sacto Mitch posted:

 

Let's face it, guys, 2"or 3" - we're just never going to fake our way into respectability.

From the PCA website - the ultimate accessory that proves one has finally arrived. A PCA-logo money clip, done in the authentic factory carbon fiber weave. The ultra lightweight clip allows carrying more cards or Benjamins with no net weight penalty.

Does it get any better than that?

PCAMoney

 Yes it gets better if you drill some holes in it.

Stan Galat posted:

I'm pretty sure I'd like mine to be smaller than 3", if possible. I was under the impression that a window sticker would be about 2-1/4". We need to find out what the PCA sticker really measures and go for a straight-up copy.

The PCA windshield sticker on my VS is exactly 2" diameter.  

 

 

OK, I guess size does matter.

I thought 3" was about right, so I ordered one in that size to test the product quality of the online place that I'm using. (This is the first time I'm using them.)

It will be about two weeks before I get that first sticker, so I won't be ordering anything until then.

It turns out, they have a 'custom size' option, so you can order in just about any size (2", 2.25", 2.5", etc). But price per sticker varies with quantity ordered, so I'd like to place the final order for one size only.

Frankly, I think 2" is a bit too small to read clearly, but that's what I'll order if that's what folks want.

 

So, what I'd like you to do if you want one of these things is to cut out a piece of plain paper in the size that you think you want, tape it to your windshield, and make sure that's the size you really want.

 

I'm thinking 2.5" might be a good compromise size. Could you live with that?

I'll post here when I get the test sticker, with some pictures of what it looks like on my car.

ALSO: I've ordered a 'static cling' sticker. There's no adhesive, and it's made to be applied to the inside of the windshield. I'll also be testing to see just how well this thing sticks.

They also make an actual 'sticker' with adhesive on the back that must be stuck to the outside of the windshield, but I can't vouch for how hard it would be to take off if you wanted to remove it.

Watch this space for details.

 

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