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    Stick on N numbers??

    I'll have 3" numbers. Anyone tried N numbers the stick on instead of painting them? What are the pros and cons of stick on numbers? How long do they last? Thanks

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    Vinyl decals work great for me. They do seem to stay stuck better on polyurethane than dope.

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    In my experience, vinyl numbers work great-- easy to install and they hold up.
    Plus, the next guy can peel them off when he decides he has to have his initials as part of his tail number.
    A local graphics shop can produce numbers, but if you buy them from an aviation source you can be more assured that they meet the required specs.
    Aircraft Spruce sells 12" & 3" numbers,
    but Aerographics will sell you any size you want.
    I bought a set of 2" numbers from Aerographics a couple years ago -- $28
    Regs re tail number size are weird.
    FAR part 45 governs this.

    http://www.faa-aircraft-certification.com/far-part-45.html

    Generally, an airplane has to have 12" numbers,
    but an experimental can have 3" numbers.
    A factory airplane "built at least 30 years ago" can have 2" numbers,
    as can an amateur built experimental "which has the same external configuration as an aircraft built at least 30 years ago".


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    We used vinyl numbers on Polytone. No problems in 10 years.
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    whats the best way to get the stick-on numbers off
    Thanks Tim326 thanked for this post

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    A little applied heat from a blow dryer or heat gun releases them nicely.

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    Good info (along with the standard thread drift in the middle) in this thread on BCP:

    https://backcountrypilot.org/communi...65?hilit=Vinyl

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