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    XP Up-Grade

    I miss WIndows 3.11.
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    Can you help with design

    Maybe make it only 3 lines and have the ABC be 3D blocks stacked on top of each other.
  3. I just do this as a hobby and am not trying to make a living at it so take this as you may. Personally I'd look at it this way, you are using about $6 in vinyl, another dollar or two for application tape, so round up and say $10 in material. How much time will you spend on this project? Figure that and give yourself a rate of say $40/hour. Double the material cost and add in your labor and there you go. If it's as easy to weed as you indicate I'd guess an hour of time, maybe two so your price would be $60-$100.
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    looking for two older car vectors

    Use a design software of your choice, I use Inkscape, it's free but does have some limitations. With such a program you can node edit the vector files and tweek things or create something completely new. If you have the time an patience you can create just about anything. Inkscape does a pretty decent job at auto trace as well. You give it a standard image like the photo of the car you posted and the auto trace will try to turn it into a vector. The vector image dawn posted of your photo is the results of such an auto trace.
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    looking for two older car vectors

    I can give it a shot but probably won't turn out as well as you'd like. There are a few online places that will do it for a fee or there are a couple of guys on here that can probably do it for a fee. There's also several post about techniques on how to this if you want to learn to do it. Just search for converting photo to vector.
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    looking for two older car vectors

    You could always take a photo of his actual cars and convert it to a vector.
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    WWII Aircraft Markings

    Found an interesting artical that documents how the insignia evolved. http://www.bowersflybaby.com/stories/army_paint.html And here's a vector file I just created with all the variants. USAAF_Star_Insignia.svg
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    Sign Blazer Cut Set up

    You can reasign com numbers via the windows control panel under device management.
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    Paintball Jersey Blanks

    From that site, Valken looks like they have some plan gear, maybe just their logo on a shirt sleeve or something but nothing that jumps out and takes up the entire shirt.
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    XP Up-Grade

    I personally wouldn't bother upgrading. Just because MS has stopped support doesn't mean you have to stop using it.
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    chrysler 300 rear window

    Would probably depend on the design and how good you are with a heat gun. There's a thread on here some place about how to take measurements of a window and get the proper curve so things will look straight.
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    file conversion

  13. Even if they were the stolen coins, coins doin't have serial numbers on them do they? So even if they had the right date there'd be no way to prove they are the ones stolen, would there?
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    Darrell Waltrip in a V8 Supercar

    True, but I also bet he'd be no where near the speeds that guy is hitting.
  15. I’ve always heard Darrell is a pretty great guy and a bit of a character. This just reinforces that. It always amazes me how racers can be, for lack of a better word, scared, by other types of racing.
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    Playing around with etching empty moonshine bottles

    Pretty sure you can produce it legally anywhere with a license. Hard part is getting the license.
  17. But winning a car as a prize is an income, you are being given something. If you just find something in your atic you forgot about and is highly valuable you're not taxed for it. I'm sure though lawyers could make good arguements either way. Not saying anything would of been the better way to go though in any case though. Although the buzz this news will create in the coin collection world may drive up the value of the coins when they go to auction.
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    winter vortex is back

    40 here today, supose to be in the 80's by Saturday though.
  19. I dated a girl once whose grandfather had lost quite a bit of money like that. Buried it around the property then things shifted after some major flooding. Not sure he ever did find it all. As for taxes, until they sell them there wouldn't be any income from them. And the face value wouldn't be considered income becasue they bought it with the land. If they don't own the mineral rights to the land though, who ever does might be able to make an arguement that the gold belongs to them since it was found under ground.
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    First decal ever

    AO is what most use for glass blast etching. I think Madhatter missed the post where you said you were using etch cream. Pretty good looking results for cream so easy to see why it was assumed you were blasting.
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    Playing around with etching empty moonshine bottles

    From the rub and buff web page you are supose to be able to put it on and buff it off of the un etched glass. Experence of most on here and proved that is not as easily done as said and have found it easier to leave the decal stencil on and apply the rub and buff with the stencil in place.
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    Tom's Peanuts Restoration Decals?

    Would love to see photos of it once you're done.
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    Stalling Out..

    A humidifier would help with the static, but the best option is to ground the vinyl. If you have a metal stand all you need to do is ground the stand, either to the cutter itself, or to the wall ground. Cutter is usually easiest. There are several posts on the forums about how and where to do this, just do a search and you'll find tons of responses.
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    Best vinyl for high temperature outdoor use.

    Reflective is the stuff on cop cars and other emergency vehicles. Looks "normal" in the day but lights up at night when light hits it.
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    graphic gets "flat topped" while cutting

    Weird, have not seen that happen, what version of Inkscape you using? I'm using the portable version of 0.48 R9939. If you don't mind, post one of your SVG files, I'd be interested to see if I get the same bounding box issue as you.