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Old 05-10-2019, 04:28 PM
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I apply and remove the race numbers for every race with vinyl and they've been to 205+ mph and through rain and haven't come off. Comes off easy with a hair dryer.

I use one of those CriCut CNC hobby machines with about $20 worth of material. Piece of cake. Would make 12" N Numbers about a 15 minute job.

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Old 05-10-2019, 08:20 PM
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Since there is no ADIZ between the US and Canada, 12" Numbers are not required.

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Old 05-12-2019, 10:55 AM
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Since there is no ADIZ between the US and Canada, 12" Numbers are not required.
True. However he may be concerned with someone at the border flagging his 3" numbers which don't meet Canadian regulations. But that doesn't matter as he's flying a foreign-registered aircraft.

I used letters purchased at Staples to mark my RV-6 when I imported it from Idaho. The previous owner had used similar letters, so it was a simple matter to peel them off (15 years old and they came off without issue with a little thermal persuasion from a hair dryer).

After importing, I had new letters made to my specs and stuck them on. 10 years later and lots of polishing over top of them and they're still sticking fine.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:57 PM
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If you are dealing with a sign shop, they have differing strengths of glue. You can tell ‘em that you will need to remove the numbers soonish, and they can set you up with a weaker glue. I would advise that you put a couple coats of wax on the areas that will get the numbers too.

We flew to the Bahamas in 1992 or so - peeled ‘em off in Panama City a week later. Piece o cake!
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Old 05-12-2019, 04:08 PM
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I have used blue painters tape several times. Surprisingly it doesn't blow off.
To be honest I do the same whenever I have flown an airplane across the ADIZ that didn't have 12" numbers. Cheap, they hold up to the airstream, you can remove them without any harm to the paint underneath and they do come in different colors.



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There is a vinyl that is used as a paint mask that is made to be removed. I have used this for temporary N-numbers and it works great!
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Old 05-12-2019, 04:39 PM
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I've used gaffers tape for making 12" numbers when flying to the Bahamas. Stays put and comes off easily at the end of the trip.
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