Window Cleaning Issues - Canvassing, pole systems, pricing, problems, etc.
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 30 October 2003I have just ordered myself a set of magnetic signs to go on the van the company where I ordered them where really good should get design mid next week.
What signs and designs do you guys have?
Anyone with magnetic ones?
Do they stay on ok?
Do they keep colour ok with the weather?
Do they need any treatment?
Anyone advertise any federations etc.
Posted by matt (matt), 30 October 2003being from a building background, i have heard over a long time they can cause the van to rust around the edges of the sign
my guess is the edges rub as the van gets warm in the summer etc, the metal will expand, thus cause the edges to run into the paint work
dont know if there is a trick to stop this ??
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 30 October 2003Hi Alan
I had some of these signs on a van of mine for about five years and found them very good. No problems at all
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 30 October 2003Hi Steve and matt.
Cheers for replies.
When I spoke to the guy who is designing the signs he did mention that, at least once a week to remove the signs wash the signs both sides and wax the area to where they will be stuck onto. Perhaps this is something to do with what you was saying Matt.
Posted by Bones (Bones the Winda Kleena), 30 October 2003Alan, As you know i got some of the magnetic one's (they just appeared on my motor somehow ) I think their the dog's Go-Nads as i can take em off and chuck them on the family car when we go out with the kids, (mrs don't go much on that tho )
Thanx for the advice on the wax etc, i'll do that from now on.
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 31 October 2003Hi Alan
Yes i did take them off each week when i washed my van and about once a month i used mer car polish and i never had any problems
Posted by easycleanwindows (easycleanwindows), 31 October 2003hi alan have all of van signed excellent price if youd like me to email you photo then will do
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 31 October 2003Hi easycleanwindows
My email address is
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 31 October 2003Hi Steve
You cant beat Mer I use it on the van and my car (or her car)
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 1 November 2003Hi Alan
Where did you order your signs from
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 1 November 2003Sorry Alan,
Forgot to ask. Have they got a website
Posted by samm (samm), 3 November 2003I have some magnetics, before that signs stuck on the van, but bought new van so lost them, I think magnetics are defnitely the best option as everyone saidu can take them off and what not.
washing them your fine to wash with them on and I only wash underneath every 3 months
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 3 November 2003Hi Steve.
Sorry about delay.
No they dont have a web site only contacted through email of phone/fax.
But can do distance work give them a idea by email/fax and they send you the finished design, if you like they send by courier.
I'll dig out email & number if you want it, 4ft by 2ft £60+vat I thought cheap. They can do cheaper though.
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 3 November 2003Hi Samm
Thank you for your reply with the signs.
I think the magnetic ones are better.
When you sold your van did you have to remove the signs? I heard by law you can not sell with signs on. Is this true?
Thanks again mate
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 3 November 2003Hi Alan
Thanks for replying. Let me know what you think when you get them . I would be interested to know what they are like
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 3 November 2003Hi steve
No probs I will email you a picture when they are finished.
Posted by samm (samm), 3 November 2003hello alan,
I never new you had to remove the signs makes sense though I suppose, It was old and I d been waiting for an excuse for a new one so was going to scrap it, put a sign saying awaiting collection and someone I do windows for pulled up said can they buy it to use on their farm to drive round and feed cows or something.
he said its never gonna go off the farm and when it dies scrap it so I left signs on, bar 2 P's I peeled off and its still going round each mourning now,
Oh well I spose they cant jail me for it ,
Posted by samm (samm), 3 November 2003I f I was selling my old van I would definetly remove them, If a boy racer or random nutter bought it I imagine I would get plenty of calls, but not for windows
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 8 November 2003Hi Alan,
Did you get your Magnetic signs
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