Truck Signs

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Doogiegh, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    At what point did you step up and get signs for the sides of your truck? Anyone got pictures as examples?

    Do you use plastic/vinyl that cling or magnetic?

    Roughly what should one expect to pay for them? Thanks!
     
  2. imalandscper

    imalandscper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    Get them right away. When you are sitting at a job site you are a sitting billboard for your work you do. They can see the work and the name at the same time....Also when you are driving people see it everywhere......When you are parked people look at it.....Go to someone that is not gonna charge you for the design....that way if you do not like it then you can change it no cost. Pick somthing that is easy to remember. I went with a simple design that looks very classy (i think) i will get some pics of my new truck when it is lettered but unfortunately tht is not till feb 14...my logo guy is very busy. i am paying $120.00 for the bug shiel both doors and my salter to get logoed...that is installed price. good luck

    Happy Cuttings and LET IT SNOW!!!
     
  3. imalandscper

    imalandscper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    Sorry...forgot the vinyl or magnetic......well magnetic are nice cause they are not perminant but then again neither is vinyl...vinyl is compltely removable with a heat gun and adhesive remover but some fading may occur. Magnetic is easy to remove but may blow off at high speeds and they will scratch the hell out of the paint if you do not wipe them down daily they atract little metal shavings....dunno how but they do....so like i said pro's and cons....good luck again..


    Happy Cuttings and LET IT SNOW!!!
     
  4. KLR

    KLR LawnSite Member
    from Zone 6
    Posts: 171

    my opinion is magnetic signs are not permenate...leaves the impression your business aint permenate either.

    i have seen some nice magnetic signs, i just dont like them

    my opinion
     
  5. Hawkeye5

    Hawkeye5 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 295

    I'm having magnetic signs made now, and a metal sign for the back of my trailer. While the magnetic signs may have some disadvantages, I feel the ability to move them to another vehicle or a different location on the same vehicle make them a better buy for my particular situation.
     
  6. Mr_Marc

    Mr_Marc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 218

    In my hood no commercial signs on vehicles parked overnight. Magnetic is the only option for me. Just keep the underside clean. I speak from experience, and so do the scratches. DOE:cry:
     
  7. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,076

    I totally agree. The sooner you get signs on your truck and trailer the sooner you could be getting calls from new business. The truck and trailer should have signs to not only make the statement that you are proud of your work and want people to see your name but to let others know who you are.

    Gravely_Man
     
  8. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    yeah get them right away. we have vynal, simple logo phone number and website. some co. here put all their services, motto's, etc.

    magnetic can cause damage beyond scratching, i've seen paint come right off. not sure if it was moisture, bad paint, or what.
     
  9. David Shaw

    David Shaw LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    I got magnetic signs right away. I like em because I can take them off when I want. Plus I can't afford a proffesional paint job right now. Look at www.magneticsigns.com. Thats where I got mine the price is good and so is the quality. Dave
     
  10. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    I am gong with vinyl because of the professional look. I am not sure what they cost. Like someone else said, have your logo designed. This the is the logo I am going with. I will have my phone number in large print underneath the logo. I aimed to keep it simple and I think I did just that.

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