Go-C Graphics

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    Package not delivered

    At this point, I'd be pissed. You've reached out to UPS and Uscutter and no one wants to reply. I think too many businesses are blaming covid. Customer service can sit at home and answer the phone in their underwear so there's really no excuse. By now they should have it all figured out. I'd be calling my credit card company to dispute the charge. By now UPS is scamming you (No surprise there) and USCutter (as the seller) isn't putting in any effort to help.
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    Cutting rubber sheet?

    I've cut gasket material on my laser but never on my plotter.
  3. Still have the SRT8 Chrysler and I'm hoping to take it to the track soon. The time came to buy a newer vehicle and I wanted to make sure it'll tow the 2-ton beast to the track. Looking around for a dodge ram and dodge really screwed up flooding the market with their stupid quad cab. I wasn't about to buy a truck that I didn't fit comfortably in the back. Only 1 out of 10 rams I saw in my budget was a true crew cab and there was always something wrong with it. Ford on the other hand was killing it in the crew cab arena. I found plenty of nice examples and settled on the one I wanted. 2011 Ford F-150 FX2 with the 3.5L Ecoboost with only 70K miles on the clock. Black on Black with leather. Now I can comfortably tow the car to the track and not have to worry about making it home when I break it. So far the Ecoboost is giving me 16mpg around town and only needs regular gas. That alone saves me $70-80 a month in gas savings because I no longer have to run premium.
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    Remembering Mr 300

    You are an amazing human being Arty-RC. I can only hope that if the day ever comes and I'm gone someone treats my wife with the same care and respect you're showing her. Even after the years click away. Mr 300 is surely smiling down at you for thinking of his wife. This reminds me I'll have to let him know I finally bought a Ford. But I'll start another post for that.
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    Go-C Graphics

    Here are a few hats I made. Real leather engraved and cut on the laser. I glued it on with E6000.
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    Go-C Graphics

    This will be my official "Show my work Post" ""VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED"" You have been warned. Prototype #3 This is a HUGE improvement over prototype #2. And Here's a Video for your viewer enjoyment. I will be posting all sexy images in this post from now on. Enjoy.
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    Go-C Graphics

    There is no "Right WAY" of doing it. This is just the way I do it. The Text is cut at low power and high speed to mark the acrylic. This makes positioning the letters easier. As far as glue goes E6000 is my go to glue now. It works on everything, has alot of stickyness to hold, and dries pretty fast. I used it on this and also leather patches on hats. I'll post a picture of those later.
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    It's been alittle while..... I haven't really been doing much. Mostly just made the garage signs over the Holidays. But I did get asked to make a cool sign for a friend of mine. Every year they go to the Rolex24 and park in the Porsche Corral. My Friend takes his Porsche 928 and has a full bar in the back during the race. This year I had 2 days to make a sign for him. I used some cherry wood engraved and cut on the laser and adhered it to a piece of acrylic I cut on the laser also. Everyone loved it, and NBC sports actually had an interview with my buddy about BAR 928 and had the sign on national TV.
  9. blah blah blah You could have had everything. My SRT8 has 600hp to the wheels, runs mid 11's, gets 18mpg around town, and 24mpg on the interstate running 80-85.
  10. Oh.... I like it. But it's missing the SRT badge.
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    Arty-RC - batten down the hatches and stay safe

    Very anticlimactic. Nothing more then some short heavy thunder storms. The rest of the time the weather has been beautiful.
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    Arty-RC - batten down the hatches and stay safe

    Same here. People are going crazy. gas stations without gas, and empty grocery store shelves. I messed up 2 years ago and wasn't prepared for Irma. NOT this time. I have a generator now that plugs directly into the side of the house and I can power most everything. Flashlights are ready, power banks are charged, food in the pantry with plenty of propane to cook. unfortunately I happen to be on call at the hospital this week so that means I have to stay there during the storm. But again I'm prepared and have an air mattress ready for my wife, son, and myself as well as anything else we need. It's funny because the last time we went through this my wife was 8 months pregnant with my son. Now he gets to join in on the fun.
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    Friendly Reminder

    Everything I have is backed up in real time to multiple places using a program called All-sync. I just added a 10TB external hard drive to the mix also.
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    Banner Johns passing

    Super sad to hear this. We've lost another great person from this forum.
  15. Wait........... 2-10 cars a month. Why are you even bothering getting a plotter. For that volume of cars you should be keeping it old school and just cut by hand. It makes way better business sense to do that. There's a reason tint plotters cost so much. It's for high volume shops that need to knock cars out fast because they have 15-20 cars a day to do. It's going to take you 1-2 years to pay off, and it's a used plotter of all things. I've helped run my brother's window tint shop and after 25 years of window tinting he's still cutting by hand because it makes a much better install. Tighter edges, more tucked into the window jam, and the rear windows come out better. When you shrink the rear window it's alittle unpredictable and if it's already cut you're likely to shrink it too much in the wrong areas and have to start over. Yea it's "cool" to have a plotter but a complete waste for 2-10 cars a month.
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    Best Transfer Tape

    Here's what I use. RTape Conform Series 4076-RLA It's a high tack paper transfer paper.
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    First Video I've made

    I just got a gopro camera setup because I wanted to start making videos. I had a trailer install yesterday and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to use it. It's nothing crazy. I'm a SUPER newbie and just starting off. Let me know what you think? https://youtu.be/I38Hl1U7Sb8
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    First Video I've made

    And Another....... This is a custom Garage sign.
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    First Video I've made

    I'm using RTape 4076-RLA. I spray it mostly out of habit when I use to apply wet with rapid-tack. It would take forever to dry and wetting the outside of the tape helped release it. Now, as you can see, I apply everything dry. since the tape is a high tack and it helps alittle.
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    First Video I've made

    Yep. I want to start vlogging my car repairs also. My 1st project is replacing the transmission in the SRT8 300. I decided to trash itself a few weeks ago.
  21. I don't know what's going on but I have a order for Heather: Red, Blue, Green, pink, and purple. I've been looking at all 3 of my vendors and they either don't have a color in any sizes or they don't have certain size. Preferred vendor is Sanmar or S&S. Preferred brands are Port and company or anvil. Does anyone have a good lead on these heather shirts?
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    Hi from Kate in Florida

    Welcome from Central FL
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    How is this made? CNC Router?

    No way it's done on a laser. It's made with a CNC and a V-bit. there's no way a laser can create that much of a ramp on the letters.
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    Hi Everyone!

    This is my personal opinion. You're starting off with WAY too much. For example why do you need 15" and 24" paint mask? Going down the list...... - Drop the cutting strips until you need them. Graphtec is a super nice machine and you won't be cutting into the strip if you leave the sensors on. - Just get the 24" roll of paint mask if you're really going to use it. It sounds like you're most interested in shirts. I'd stick with vinyl and shirt tell you learn the trade then dive into paint mask. - Drop the Poli-flex and just stick with the tried and true siser easyweed. - Drop the Orafol plotter sample pack, Oracal 631, and all the transfer tape you have in your cart. -I'd get a 24" roll of Oracal 751 in black and white, Few colors in 651, Rtape 4076-RLA transfer tape (I like 30" wide rolls). Learn on the basics: good vinyl, good paper transfer tape Those would be my suggestions. You'll get overwhelmed with all you've got going on. It might look easy but just trying to apply transfer tape can be hard for a beginner.
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    show your picture

    Beautiful family but................................ YOU'RE CRAZY! That's alot of girls