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Old 10-12-2006, 10:27 AM
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gonna try and letter my trailer today

have a question though.
i have a 6x12 enclosed trailer. the logo going on is approximately 2' tall, 4' wide OVAL. then under that i'll have the word LANDSCAPING.
issue is, i have a curb side door on the trailer.
do you think it would look strange if i had to slightly kick the center line back toward the rear of the trailer?
would it look strange not being centered perfectly? instead of 6' being center, i'm thinking maybe 5' from the rear.

also, should i remove all the screws then put them back, or go right over them?

this is vinyl lettering.
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Old 10-13-2006, 07:05 PM
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Can't you put the logo over the door and just cut around the door so it still opens. You'd only see part of the logo when the door is open, but when it's closed it would look fine. And if the screws are flush with the trailer then just leave them, but if not I would screw them in over the logo.
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Old 10-16-2006, 04:20 PM
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It ill look fine to offset the door side and center it in the area from the edge of the door to the Rear. I have an enclosed with a side door and we had to offset the right side due to the door. Looks just fine. Alot fo them are that way.

Also, do not try to pull all of the screws. It is a real pain (I have a good friend that has a lettering shop, they stopped removing screws due to the hassle). Just use a plastic scrapper, and smoth it out as much as possible to get as many air bubles out as possible and work the vinyl down areound the screws as good as you can. Also, the minor air bubles tht you cannot get out, do not worry about. That vinyl is somewhat breathable and the air will work itself out over time. If you try to put a pinhole in the bubles to get them out now, over time those pinholes will grow as the vinyl shrinks.
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:53 PM
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No,center it on your trailer always, make sure they do a perfect job keeping it all straight,as for the screws leave em alone.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:41 AM
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I will post pics of mine when I get home tonight.
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