Last weekend I noticed a couple of these self-adhesive, letter-size (or maybe 9x12) signs near Hulen Mall in Fort Worth
? ONLY DIET WORKS!!! 888 658-DIET
These bumper sticker type signs are particularly evil because they can't be removed without damaging the paint on the pole. I doubt that they are very effective ads because they are not as readable as the coroplast signs.
I also noticed that the banditsign.com guy is advertising these monstrosities.
Are other areas being trashed out by these things?
#2. "RE: Bumper Sticker Type Signs" In response to Reply # 0
this is not about bumper stickers. however, today i removed 20 signs advertising work at home. they have a yellow background with black letters. these were primarily along stemmons freeway between valley view and valwood; i suppose this was the route taken on up north for the signs to be poled and posted. continued thanks to all of you for assisting us in removing these unsightly signs.
#4. "RE: Bumper Sticker Type Signs" In response to Reply # 0
I also noticed the ad on banditsign.com.
Don't think they will every work, especially if people start spray painting the telephone numbers with a paint similiar in color to the pole. Most of these folks know by now that they are being watched very close. It takes a lot longer to get this type ad to stick properly. I don't think it holds to their "hit and run" policy.
We were hit about a year ago with a rock concert ad. They placed some where around twelve to fifteen on the street side of a signal light control box. It took months for the outside layer to fade and peel off. The adhesive is still evident today and looks like hell.
#5. "RE: Bumper Sticker Type Signs" In response to Reply # 4
The ones I see most often are the "The Blood of Jesus Sets You Free." That's not an exact quote but that's the idea. No identifying organization. Some of them can be pulled off if they are on a smooth non-porous surface. Most stay stuck. I guess I need to start carrying silver spray paint since they are usually plastered on metal surfaces such as traffic control boxes.
Seem to me that Jesus would not approve of this method of recruiting.
#6. "RE: Bumper Sticker Type Signs" In response to Reply # 5
Has anyone tried a squirt bottle of "Goo Gone", or similar product. Unless the signs are printed on a foil paper, a soaking with Goo Gone would probably cause them to weather off rapidly. Any thoughts?
#3. "RE: Bumper Sticker Type Signs" In response to Reply # 1
I peeled a couple of these 8x12 babies from the back side of stop signs at the Midway/LBJ WalMart today. These were particularly insidious because they were printed on a VINYL type material. They will last a lifetime. GooGone wouldn't work. Maybe an industrial solvent like toluene would disolve them, at least to the point where the lettering ran, and weather would do the rest. But I agree with GW- a spray can of paint would probably be the most effective tool against them.
These particular signs peeled off ok, but it took about a minute per sign to do it.
Lowe's has gloss gray paint for $2.00 a can- I am now armed and ready for the next ones.