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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:53 pm 
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Help - I'm about to restore my 1980 R J Quinn and therefore need some decals. I've contacted the likes of H Lloyd but I can't get any. Can you suggest any other suppliers or companies that can create some?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:56 pm 
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I have some transfers that just say Quinn in gothic style letters . Yours FOC if you would like them.
They came from a old Derby frame builder and refurb man.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:06 pm 
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As an outside possibility try Roger Spinks on 0115 938 2866. He sells several ranges that Lloyds don't.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:00 pm 
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Can't help with a decal source, but there's a nice old R.J. Quinn on Hilary Stone right now if all else fails and you want to cop the font and spacing and DIY.. http://www.hilarystone.com/images/sale% ... k-grey.jpg I presume it's original, or if not, a faithful repro.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:02 pm 
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torqueless wrote:
Can't help with a decal source, but there's a nice old R.J. Quinn on Hilary Stone right now if all else fails and you want to cop the font and spacing and DIY.. http://www.hilarystone.com/images/sale% ... k-grey.jpg I presume it's original, or if not, a faithful repro.


That, I think, is not a decal but a perfect example of C&G Finishes hand painted script. It was their trademark and included the owners name and club in italics as can be seen on the top tube. You're right, it is a nice frame.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:33 pm 
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I also have an RJ Quinn that I would like to have re-painted, and have similarly struggled to locate suitable decals.

If you fancy having some repro ones run up, I would be happy to look at sharing the set-up costs.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Thanks to all for your offers and suggestions - I've PM'd a few of you!

keep 'em coming 'cos I'm not there yet!

Riggleback


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:01 pm 
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By the late 70's a lot of the frame makers had reverted to a very plain typerface for their decals.....Woodrup and mercian were just a bit flamboyant (but not a lot) but eveyone else seemed to just use simple block lettering.......

I'd pick something simple, perhaps with a slight serif and I guess you can't be far wrong.

Getting the right headbadge however is a lot trickier.

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:36 pm 
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thanks Midlife

good advice - when I've seen photos of R J Quinn framesets they are all similar but different! so I don't need worry about the 'name' decals so much. As you say though it's all about the head badge.

Anyone know of a great vinyl graphic outfits who do artwork?


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