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forrealb50
04-01-2009, 06:58 PM
I would like to invest in a set of numbered magnets for this season. Anyone know the best/cheapest place to buy a decent set?

mcoupemindy
04-01-2009, 07:00 PM
I recommend:

http://www.izoomgraphics.com/

Biggins
04-01-2009, 07:15 PM
Jonathan's suggestion would be easiest.

I bought from a sheet at my local craft store and made my own because I'm super cheap. It did take some time to measure and cut the numbers. Also, if you go this route, make sure the magnet is pretty thick because some of the thinner sheets won't stay put that well.

I'm due for a new set, so I might buy another sheet sometime soon and go with a NASCAR font.

gbauer
04-01-2009, 07:32 PM
Jonathan's suggestion would be easiest.

I bought from a sheet at my local craft store and made my own because I'm super cheap. It did take some time to measure and cut the numbers. Also, if you go this route, make sure the magnet is pretty thick because some of the thinner sheets won't stay put that well.

I'm due for a new set, so I might buy another sheet sometime soon and go with a NASCAR font.
About how much do the sheets run and where would I find it in a craft store? Perhaps I should ask my wife to help me.... :tongue:


Jonathan: Any size I should shoot for if I make my own? You know how cheap I am....

mcoupemindy
04-01-2009, 07:41 PM
About how much do the sheets run and where would I find it in a craft store? Perhaps I should ask my wife to help me.... :tongue:


Jonathan: Any size I should shoot for if I make my own? You know how cheap I am....

Honestly, it might cost more to make your own than buy them. I'm cheap too!

The Izoom ones are pretty low cost.

Numbers should be atleast 8" tall.

If you get a group of people together, maybe Izoom could do a group discount.

woodym3
04-01-2009, 07:59 PM
This company has been serving the autocross community for many years. Lots of fonts and colors available:
http://www.soloperformance.com/Solotime_bymfg_10-0-1.html

I have with two of 2 digits. I bought a small piece of magnetic sheet from a sign store and made a couple of 1s for more flexibilty and SCCA co-drivers.

mcoupemindy
04-01-2009, 08:11 PM
This company has been serving the autocross community for many years. Lots of fonts and colors available:
http://www.soloperformance.com/Solotime_bymfg_10-0-1.html

I have with two of 2 digits. I bought a small piece of magnetic sheet from a sign store and made a couple of 1s for more flexibilty and SCCA co-drivers.

I was completely unimpressed with the quality when I ordered from them ...

Biggins
04-01-2009, 08:12 PM
Honestly, it might cost more to make your own than buy them. I'm cheap too!

The Izoom ones are pretty low cost.

Numbers should be atleast 8" tall.

If you get a group of people together, maybe Izoom could do a group discount.
You could be right... some craft stores may charge a lot for magnetic sheets now. I went to Howard's in Hagerstown (in 2004) when I was living there and I was able to make enough for almost every number for $10.(http://www.howardsartandframes.com/) The Izoom offerings are quite cheap.

If you want to conform to the general (SCCA) standards on number sizing, they should be at least 8" tall and 1.5" thick. The ones I made are 10" tall and 2" thick and are easily visible. My class letters are 5" tall and 1" thick.

Also, remember to make/buy a number for each size.

agreatham
04-01-2009, 09:26 PM
Are the numbers assigned for each event? Wouldn't you need a whole set of numbers for whatever number you get that day?

hoyabmw
04-02-2009, 11:11 AM
I bought a huge roll of magnet from beacon graphics and cut it myself. Advantage is that if you need stickers to run SCCA events, you can make magnets for them too. One roll is enough to make 2 complete sets of numbers (4-9,0x2, 1x6, 2,3x4 is what I'm calling a set):
http://www.beacongraphics.com/supplies/promag.html

woodym3
04-02-2009, 11:15 AM
Are the numbers assigned for each event? Wouldn't you need a whole set of numbers for whatever number you get that day?

If you pay Jonathan enough money, he might assign you a number of your chosing. The SCCA events let you chose your own number, subject to someone else in your class already having claimed that number.

mcoupemindy
04-02-2009, 02:30 PM
If you pay Jonathan enough money, he might assign you a number of your chosing. The SCCA events let you chose your own number, subject to someone else in your class already having claimed that number.

It's not going to be me you're going to have to pay the $$$ to anymore - it will be our new online registration coordinator. :biggrin:

agreatham
04-02-2009, 03:15 PM
It's not going to be me you're going to have to pay the $$$ to anymore - it will be our new online registration coordinator. :biggrin:

Hey, I volunteered (http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/showpost.php?p=28626&postcount=179) for that ... but don't worry, choose me and I'll cut you in on the action! ;)

forrealb50
04-10-2009, 10:45 PM
I'm looking for a set of complete numbers (1 through 10). The websites listed above only sell kits that allow you to pick 2 or 3 numbers.

mcoupemindy
04-11-2009, 07:36 AM
I'm looking for a set of complete numbers (1 through 10). The websites listed above only sell kits that allow you to pick 2 or 3 numbers.

They will make full number sets for you, just ask them.

However, be warned that full 8" number sets are $$$.

SamB325es
04-11-2009, 08:39 AM
blue tape.

Reach
04-11-2009, 06:16 PM
They will make full number sets for you, just ask them.

However, be warned that full 8" number sets are $$$.



Lots of fonts and colors available:
http://www.soloperformance.com/Solotime_bymfg_10-0-1.html


I priced out 2 full sets of 0 - 9 numbers from this site to be $98.
An investment it is, but maybe a worthwhile one for those who will be ax'ing for years to come. I'm undecided about dropping that kind of cash for magnets. I hate taping the car, and I learned recently that those shoe-polish markers don't hold up well in the rain... may have to spluge on a set of numbers one of these days after all.

mcoupemindy
04-11-2009, 06:33 PM
I priced out 2 full sets of 0 - 9 numbers from this site to be $98.
An investment it is, but maybe a worthwhile one for those who will be ax'ing for years to come. I'm undecided about dropping that kind of cash for magnets. I hate taping the car, and I learned recently that those shoe-polish markers don't hold up well in the rain... may have to spluge on a set of numbers one of these days after all.

Just stumbled across these - look like a viable option.

http://www.izoomgraphics.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=16

Car54
04-11-2009, 08:37 PM
There was a local guy who did magnets numbers very cheap...I keep loosing his contact info but it was something like "Omega Racing" or something.

Guys who are looking for 0-9 numbers, don't forget that's (4) 0-9...two for each side.

mcoupemindy
04-11-2009, 09:41 PM
There was a local guy who did magnets numbers very cheap...I keep loosing his contact info but it was something like "Omega Racing" or something.

Guys who are looking for 0-9 numbers, don't forget that's (4) 0-9...two for each side.

Yeah, doesn't Okas do them?

I can provide his email address, but won't post it publicly. If you want it, shoot me an email.

Car54
04-11-2009, 11:03 PM
Maybe Okas...but there was another guy I dealt with...had a Civic and then recently got an e36 M3. Email me if you think about it...my #4 blew off at Summit Point and need another.

mcoupemindy
04-12-2009, 07:10 AM
Maybe Okas...but there was another guy I dealt with...had a Civic and then recently got an e36 M3. Email me if you think about it...my #4 blew off at Summit Point and need another.

It's Omega race if I remember correctly, however, that's the only thing I can remember.

gbauer
04-13-2009, 09:42 PM
Just stumbled across these - look like a viable option.

http://www.izoomgraphics.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=16
You spend too much...

http://www.izoomgraphics.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=11&zenid=4d53f9e1b3ffb706b46d7b0062f2e2a8

shop more. $28 for both sides! :biggrin:

too bad both sets are for fixed numbers.

$60 for interchangeable numbers with 3 letter sets: http://www.edecals.com/raceg/AXP201.htm

mf44
04-14-2009, 08:08 AM
You spend too much...

http://www.izoomgraphics.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=11&zenid=4d53f9e1b3ffb706b46d7b0062f2e2a8

shop more. $28 for both sides! :biggrin:

too bad both sets are for fixed numbers.

$60 for interchangeable numbers with 3 letter sets: http://www.edecals.com/raceg/AXP201.htm


What do you mean fixed numbers? It says "Please note: These are individual numbers and can be rearranged to create several number/class combinations."

If I'm missing something let me know. Otherwise these look like a decent deal.

woodym3
04-14-2009, 08:53 AM
Maybe Okas...but there was another guy I dealt with...had a Civic and then recently got an e36 M3.

That is Okas.

forrealb50
04-14-2009, 06:41 PM
blue tape.

I think I'll just stick with the tape or shoe polish.

gbauer
04-14-2009, 06:46 PM
I think I'll just stick with the tape or shoe polish.
Tape definitely beats shoe polish as it peels off when you're done. Polish seems to want to stick around until the next event...

ea-sport
06-24-2009, 11:25 PM
You spend too much...

http://www.izoomgraphics.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=11&zenid=4d53f9e1b3ffb706b46d7b0062f2e2a8

shop more. $28 for both sides! :biggrin:


I'll get this one. Should I get the magnetic or reusable vinyl? Planning to use it over and over. Thanks.

mcoupemindy
06-25-2009, 07:26 AM
I'll get this one. Should I get the magnetic or reusable vinyl? Planning to use it over and over. Thanks.

Magnetic, IMO. Reusable vinyl requires the car to be perfectly clean and dry when attaching (which for me, never happens).

agreatham
08-01-2009, 06:15 PM
You spend too much...

http://www.izoomgraphics.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=11&zenid=4d53f9e1b3ffb706b46d7b0062f2e2a8

shop more. $28 for both sides! :biggrin:



Thanks for the link. I ordered these a couple of days ago in white magnetic and they should get here early next week. I'll be number 12 on Saturday so check them out when you see me. It's $28 for two sets of three digits. Additional digits are $7 a pair. Don't forget that you don't really need the first "1" or "2" in your number since the first digit just represents which group you're running (am or pm).