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Old 04-26-2010, 03:12 PM   #26
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Hey! My hoodplate from Hoodplates.com looks amazing and it could not have been easier to install. And great customer service. Sorry not thread jacking, just sayin'.
That's fine; I'm all about competition, but one very important legal thing is missing from them - GM licensing. I have no problem if it is legal competition. We have to pay to be able to sell the same items legally. GM is cracking down on that stuff right now. Just sayin'.

Also, stainless is much better than aluminum in this application.

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Old 04-26-2010, 04:00 PM   #27
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Roger - if you can keep it between $80-$100 then I'm in. I bought one of the competitors products to this - thought it would come with a way to properly adhere only to be told after delivery it would require high-temp gasket sealer to affix to the hoodliner which I said no way.
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:13 PM   #28
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Hey! My hoodplate from Hoodplates.com looks amazing and it could not have been easier to install. And great customer service. Sorry not thread jacking, just sayin'.
Mine looks good too for what it is but come on can you really compare the looks between that one and these? Be honest. And you're right, he was a pleasure to work with.

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That's fine; I'm all about competition, but one very important legal thing is missing from them - GM licensing. I have no problem if it is legal competition. We have to pay to be able to sell the same items legally. GM is cracking down on that stuff right now. Just sayin'.

Also, stainless is much better than aluminum in this application.

I didn't realize they weren't licensed. I didn't do my homework I guess. I wouldn't have bought one if I knew. It won't be staying on for much longer.
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:50 PM   #29
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Roger - if you can keep it between $80-$100 then I'm in. I bought one of the competitors products to this - thought it would come with a way to properly adhere only to be told after delivery it would require high-temp gasket sealer to affix to the hoodliner which I said no way.
Silicone sealant is not an adhesive, it is a sealant. The adhesive nature that does exist within the material is only to hold it onto the surface it is used to seal. IE: fish tanks, window frames, etc...
It is not meant to hold up heavy items against gravity, and potholes in the road. You made a good decision. I am fairly sure your serpentine belt and radiator thanks you as well.

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Old 04-27-2010, 12:42 AM   #31
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Roger - if you can keep it between $80-$100 then I'm in. I bought one of the competitors products to this - thought it would come with a way to properly adhere only to be told after delivery it would require high-temp gasket sealer to affix to the hoodliner which I said no way.
What we are planning to do is have a "levels" of customization that we feel will be the most popular. One level will be in the price range you mention.
We will also have a base level, and higher customization levels as well. We feel this will give everyone that wants one, the choice to pick how much, and what kind of customization they want. Including types of materials.
We are still settling on what all of the details are, but we think everyone will be satisfied. We have about 5 other pieces also submitted for approval as well. We will let you guys know more about those as soon, as we know more about them.

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Old 05-10-2010, 02:07 PM   #32
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Keep us posted on this. Can't wait to see the finished product. That prototype looks AMAZING! Love your guys products. Keep up the quality work!
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:31 PM   #33
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hey pros what about ecthing a waving american flag that would be cool in color ??????
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:11 PM   #34
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Laser etching will be clean or black depending on gas assist usage. Oxygen makes black, Nitrogen clear / clean. If you want color in it then you need paint and your better off milling the picture or lettering in that case.

At least that is how we do it on our Trumpf 6 kilowatt.
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:54 PM   #35
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Nice preview. Can't wait. I'm probably going to be purchasing one when available.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:54 PM   #36
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:00 PM   #37
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Laser etching will be clean or black depending on gas assist usage. Oxygen makes black, Nitrogen clear / clean. If you want color in it then you need paint and your better off milling the picture or lettering in that case.

At least that is how we do it on our Trumpf 6 kilowatt.
We can etch in black, gold, white, and mill finish. Black is by far the favorite.

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Old 05-10-2010, 10:01 PM   #38
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No problems, we will be able to make these out of a variety of materials

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Old 05-11-2010, 02:34 PM   #39
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Wow, nice just one more thing I would have to clean. Roger why do I always end up giving you more money.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:32 PM   #41
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We can etch in black, gold, white, and mill finish. Black is by far the favorite.

So your saying you can etch colored lettering in a piece of stainless? I'd like to see that.

I can cut all types of metals on my machine. I stay away from brass as all it takes is one flash and I'm replacing a $30,000.00 dollar mirror. I can cut wood and plastic too but I usually don't because the vent system has to be disconnected. It makes a mess.

I have a 6 killowatt Trumpf 5040 with liftmaster and Rotolas.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:19 PM   #42
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:09 PM   #43
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So your saying you can etch colored lettering in a piece of stainless? I'd like to see that.

I can cut all types of metals on my machine. I stay away from brass as all it takes is one flash and I'm replacing a $30,000.00 dollar mirror. I can cut wood and plastic too but I usually don't because the vent system has to be disconnected. It makes a mess.

I have a 6 killowatt Trumpf 5040 with liftmaster and Rotolas.
We don't do the white very often, but we do gold all of the time on our dash plaques.
We can do black, gold, white, and mill finish.

Check out the gold and black together.
http://www.emblempros.com/inc/sdetail/5021

Plastic is messy, and it can smell pretty bad. I was an engineer in a laser facility that's how we got started.
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We don't do the white very often, but we do gold all of the time on our dash plaques.
We can do black, gold, white, and mill finish.

Check out the gold and black together.
http://www.emblempros.com/inc/sdetail/5021

Plastic is messy, and it can smell pretty bad. I was an engineer in a laser facility that's how we got started.
On layered plastic yes..... not on stainless. That was what I meant.

What wattage laser do yall have. Generally signage lasers are around 60 watts.

We cut up to 1 1/2 inch carbon steel and 1 inch stainless and aluminum on ours.

I programmed this last week but have not run any yet. This is our clubs logo. It is a software test run looking for any collissions and such.
I recorded it on my phone. The white lines are positioning moves, magenta is etching, and green is cutting.

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On layered plastic yes..... not on stainless. That was what I meant.

What wattage laser do yall have. Generally signage lasers are around 60 watts.

We cut up to 1 1/2 inch carbon steel and 1 inch stainless and aluminum on ours.

I programmed this last week but have not run any yet. This is our clubs logo. It is a software test run looking for any collissions and such.
I recorded it on my phone. The white lines are positioning moves, magenta is etching, and green is cutting.

That was a stainless dash plaque I showed you. Please look again. We can etch these colors on stainless. Read the part description in the sale page, it's stainless just like I said. I am not sure why you do not believe me, we sell them in STAINLESS all the time. Here is the link for you to read again.
We are also getting off topic.
http://www.emblempros.com/inc/sdetail/5021 Stainless with gold, and black etching!
One thing we will not do is disclose our equipment, i hope you understand.
I am very familiar with your type of machine. I have worked with many. Yours, Bystronics. Kern, Universal, etc....C02, Yag, nitrogen oxygen, etc... I used to program the head of a 5 axis laser for fixtures, and 3 dimensional tooling paths for automotive parts.
But this thread is for the hood bowties.

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I've been using lasers for some time now and have never seen one do color. Yall must be using a yag laser. Whole different wave length than the ones I use. Interesting indeed.
I see your just trying to sell. So I'll not ask anymore questions.

BTW the tag in the link you posted looks nice.
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