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Old Tue 22 May 2007, 13:48
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Official MechMate logo and colour

(Archived earlier version of this thread)

Logo:

This file will present a .dxf file when unzipped:


Colour:

Ral 5017, Pantone 301C, #006699, Traffic Blue (Verkehrsblau) should be the easiest (used on our motorway signs) or RAL 5015, or RAL 5010 sometimes known as "Ford Blue"

A typical chart of RAL colours and names <--------they do not sell paint!

First try to find something close in small aerosol cans at the hardware shop. (Here it is called Electric Blue by Sprayon). Then get a big tin to match the colour of the aerosol. This allows you to find "touch-up"paint in 3 years time, when you do small modifications
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Old Sun 10 June 2007, 11:39
Greg J
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Hagerman, New Mexico
United States of America
Logo and Color

Gerald,
I most assuredly will have the MechMate logo on my "beast", but is the "Ford blue" color a must. In another thread, someone painted theirs yellow and black. I really don't think that scheme works for me, but "Ford blue" and some other complmentary color might look cool.

Does the whole machine have to be blue?

Greg
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Old Sun 10 June 2007, 12:09
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
The colour is not specified in the user agreement.

I am trying to build a "corporate image" which will help everyone when they come to selling the machine. It would be nice if someone walks into your shop and immediately recognises that you have a MechMate, or that he is tempted by the logo to go and google the word to discover thathe has indeed found the "home" of your machine.

The Coke logo without the red will be worth a lot less.
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Old Sun 10 June 2007, 12:20
Greg J
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Hagerman, New Mexico
United States of America
Point well taken. I'll try and keep as much blue as possible.

One aspect of this whole "MechMate" approach that really appeals to me, is the world wide input. My college design classes stressed input from everyone. This is taking it to the nth degree.

Greg
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Old Thu 26 July 2007, 15:47
J.R. Hatcher
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Picked up my white MechMate vinyl letters today, 2 pcs 2 1/2" (63) high and 3 pcs 1 1/4" (32) high US $10. I had to convert the DXF file to a PLT file. It would have been a lot easier if I could have converted it as a CDR file (Corel). If someone would do this I think it will help. Thanks
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Old Tue 31 July 2007, 08:57
J.R. Hatcher
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I think this might help others. I used paint from Carquest, it was $30 per gal. It takes forever to dry, to touch 3 hrs. Completely I don't know yet it's only been 3 days. I found a better paint, I wish I had found it a week ago.

Paint http://www.agrisupplyco.com/cgi-bin/...0000&l=1#Order

Reducer http://www.agrisupplyco.com/cgi-bin/...0000&l=1#Order

Hardner http://www.agrisupplyco.com/cgi-bin/...0000&l=1#Order
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Old Sat 21 June 2008, 05:30
J.R. Hatcher
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Try this file, I had the same problem then found this file somewhere and it worked great. Just save the "MechMate logo.plt" file.

http://www.msnusers.com/ncmechmate/d...a=0&fc_p&pps=k
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Old Fri 19 December 2008, 05:42
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Gerald,

Is there a drawing that indicates where the logos should appear on the machine?

I want to place them in the offical place!

Thanks
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Old Fri 19 December 2008, 06:21
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
On the side. NOT on the top or bottom.

The pics in this post are a guide.
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Old Fri 19 December 2008, 06:30
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
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Okay, Thanks
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Old Fri 19 December 2008, 11:15
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
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I suppose Nils will not know the CREMORA add on TV.....It's not inside it's on TOP!!
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Old Fri 19 December 2008, 12:31
SteveWellman999
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Gerald,
I went back and looked a page one of part one,
and I see what you mean, I down loaded part 1 again I don't have that or the list in my download files, but I would like to point out that the one I created...
You could also use this font:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/felicia...-bold-oblique/
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Old Fri 19 December 2008, 18:00
jbmclain
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Birmingham, AL
United States of America
I am supplying Logos in with the parts now. Its one less thing to worry about.
I guess if anyone needs a set(5) shoot me an email at: 1mclain@bellsouth.net
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Old Fri 19 December 2008, 20:02
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Joe, is that your machine?
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Old Fri 19 December 2008, 20:05
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Joe,

Look like you are becoming a one man parts supplier. Good for you.

I like the paint job but is it powder coated?
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Old Fri 19 December 2008, 23:23
jbmclain
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Birmingham, AL
United States of America
Yea, that is the making of my MechMate. I was in a rush paint job before the weather changed and grabbed a gallon worth of paint from Auto Zone, to get the big job done.
It cost a little more, but Jack Blow wanted $600. to paint it.

As being a one man shop.? I think there are lots of sources in a < 2 mile radius from where I work.

I'm just glad to help where I can.

Joe
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Old Sat 20 December 2008, 17:32
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
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Paint

Hey - Joe where did you get that paint . I will be needing some shortly..
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Old Sat 20 December 2008, 17:53
J.R. Hatcher
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Most automotive paint stores should have a stock ford blue in enamel paint and a catalyst to speed up drying time. If not try Agri-Supply they ship I think.
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Old Sat 20 December 2008, 18:36
jhiggins7
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Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
We don't have Agri Supply here in Texas, so I found equipment paint in Ford Blue at Tractor Supply. They have quarts, gallons, hardner and rattle cans.

Metalhead, it looks like you have plenty Agri Supply locations near you. But I thought some other folks, like me, might need an another alternative.

Regards,
John
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Old Sat 20 December 2008, 19:02
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Home Depot - Safety Blue - Rattler Can... works great.
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Old Sat 20 December 2008, 22:07
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
If I am not mistaken, Joe's pics show a glittery "metallic" finish paint?
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Old Sun 21 December 2008, 00:37
gmessler
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Chicago IL
United States of America
I went to Lowes and got the Rustoleum royal blue professional enamel available in either gallons or quarts but also available in rattle cans (Nils favorite).
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Old Sun 21 December 2008, 01:22
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Yes, Home Depot calls it Safety Blue. I thought Joe's had that Christmas sparkle also.

You got to love those rattler cans... just don't paint your face or truck. Keep them out of the sun also.
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Old Sun 21 December 2008, 01:38
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Those clip-on handles for rattle cans are the greatest thing since sliced bread.
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Old Sun 21 December 2008, 02:52
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Yes, (handles) they do make it easy to paint.

I used them to paint the bumper on my truck.
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Old Sun 21 December 2008, 14:34
Doug_Ford
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Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
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Originally Posted by Gerald D View Post
Those clip-on handles for rattle cans are the greatest thing since sliced bread.
I didn't know about those when I painted my machine. It took me a week to get the feeling back into my finger tips.
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Old Wed 15 July 2009, 17:08
Art
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Lancaster,Texas
United States of America
Color

I painted mine yellow and black to disquinish it from a true MM. I didn't find the MM site untill I had my machine running and wasn't happy with the gantry. Actually considered being really crazy and going pink and black.
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Old Wed 19 August 2009, 20:49
Greg J
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Hagerman, New Mexico
United States of America
Copied from another thread:
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Old Thu 20 August 2009, 17:59
Doug_Ford
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Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
Hey Greg. Where did you get those flags on your gantry? I want one of both for mine.
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Old Thu 20 August 2009, 19:16
Greg J
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Hagerman, New Mexico
United States of America
Sorry for the thread drift

Doug,

Here's the link for the SA decal.

http://www.flagline.com/id01A3180

It's a reflective decal for autos. I couldn't find a non-reflective decal.
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