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Old 03-14-2019, 03:52 PM
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If your car is magnetic, we've had great luck with these numbers: http://www.izoomgraphics.com/index.p...=index&cPath=1

You have to clean the spot where you are going to put the numbers and you cannot move them all weekend or else dust will get under there and they will fly off.
thanks, i will check them out
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https://www.sswdealersupply.com/wind...d-symbols.aspx

I use these and also buy them for "Intro to HPDE" students' cars during FSR HPDEs. They work great, stick well, are very visible, peel off easy, etc. For my own car I use the largest ones on the sides and smaller ones on the front and back. These things stick great and stay stuck in any weather and are very visible.

As a flagger there is nothing I despise worse (yes--even more then someone ignoring a flag) is a car that has unreadable numbers. PCA rules state your numbers need to be of contrasting color as well as sufficient size. Sticking dark painters tape (that rolls off in the rain) or shoe polish against a dark color or in the quarter windows (tinted) makes your numbers unreadable from a flag stand. I also see too many magnetics depart the car on the first lap of the first session. Unless the car surface is very clean, the magnetic number has a very large surface area, and the leading edges are taped, they will become a hazard.
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I also see too many magnetics depart the car on the first lap of the first session. Unless the car surface is very clean, the magnetic number has a very large surface area, and the leading edges are taped, they will become a hazard.
We have had no issues with iZooms' magnetic numbers coming off (and we don't tape them) as long as we clean the surface first and don't move them! At a PorscheFest, Jim and I did the autocross, swapping numbers back and forth during runs; and then, like an idiot, I went on track. Ooops.
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I used adhesive vinyl numbers on my windows. Needed a razor blade to remove them, but not difficult.

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The hood and doors of 981s are aluminum FWIW. The rear bumper cover is plastic.
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The hood and doors of 981s are aluminum FWIW. The rear bumper cover is plastic.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:04 PM
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We have had no issues with iZooms' magnetic numbers coming off (and we don't tape them) as long as we clean the surface first and don't move them! At a PorscheFest, Jim and I did the autocross, swapping numbers back and forth during runs; and then, like an idiot, I went on track. Ooops.
I never had any issues with my magnetics I bought though Rennline (huge surface area) but since I started using them I honestly prefer dealer type disposable stick-on numbers. However, I truly have witnessed too many magnetics falling off when I flag--especially in the colder/cloudy weather (like last weekend) when they are stiffer and don't conform to the car and therefore don't stick well (and what others said about aluminum and plastic parts on modern Porsches). So, yes--its personal preference but folks should know the numbers aren't for the Tech Inspector, or the Grid workers--the numbers are for the corner workers and if they cant be read from 100 feet or more they are worthless no matter what material you choose. I'd also like to rant about how poorly folks modify their number by adding a 1 or other numeral to the front (or back) with tape of their regular numbers when the number is already in use by someone else. Usually its unreadable and often comes off if the weather is bad. My rant is over!
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I use static cling vinyl on the inside of my windows now. Painless on and off and they donít budge. I got them from trackdecals.com. However, I forgot where I put them after I pulled them off over the winter...

Iíve also used car dealer price stickers. You can get them cheap on amazon, theyíre very bright, and Iíve never lost them on track. Though they have peeled off while the car was on a trailer driving to VIR.
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Snaged a Silouhette Cameo 3 open box new off eBay last year for around $150 and now will do my own. The rolls of vinyl and film are pretty cheap. End of event they peel right off.
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I bought a roll of 3M vinyl (actually, 3 rolls of different colors) and a pack of stencils sized to meet PCA club race requirements. I just trace and cut my own
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