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55cgas last won the day on March 7 2017

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About 55cgas

  • Rank
    New Member
  • Birthday 05/31/1977

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas Vacation
  • Location
  • Biography
    Yes Virgina, there is a Santa Claus
  • Interests
    Cars, Football, Softball, Baseball, Christmas
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    It varies with my mood.
  1. GFP Closing

    https://pilotonline.com/business/consumer/article_b7a7b044-aef9-5bfb-8fe8-15cb85ea8590.html?utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=Fredericksburg Business Insider&utm_campaign=Fredericksburg Business Insider https://pilotonline.com/business/consumer/article_b7a7b044-aef9-5bfb-8fe8-15cb85ea8590.html?utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=Fredericksburg Business Insider&utm_campaign=Fredericksburg Business Insider
  2. Do you have any info on these?

    There are 3 companies currently making blowmolds... Gemmy Cado/United Solutions (reproducing some Union blowmolds) Christmas Light Creations (currently reproducing some old Grand Venture blowmolds)
  3. Mechanical waving santa sleigh blow mold help

    Good price.... Paint is fine, leave it. I know eBay isnt a great place to determine value but i've seen a couple sell for $500+ on there.
  4. Brittle and crumbling

    There is you're main problem, storing them outside. The reason they get brittle is from UV rays, unless you have UV resistant plastic tarps, the UV rays are still getting to the mold and making them brittle.
  5. Brittle and crumbling

    I've had a couple that were brittle, as brittle as you are describing, I just put them on the curb and bought a replacement. Some do get more brittle than others, it's weird. Honestly, I think it's just bad luck, I have that same empire snowman, since the 80's and its not brittle at all. I know it's UV rays that dry them out and make them brittle but some seem to hold up much better than others.
  6. Do you have any info on these?

    That Santa is very common and worth $15-$20 at best... Candles, i'd probably pay $30-$40 for the pair.
  7. Pink Gingerbread Tree

    They are definitely pink, I remember them in stores in the 90's, I never bought them because I didn't have a need for pink trees. I did however buy a few gingerbread men/women and trees.
  8. Poloron nativity repair help needed

    2 part epoxy for plastic https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwiVpp-NquHXAhWWiLMKHdXbCWkYABAFGgJxbg&ohost=www.google.com&cid=CAASE-RofxjX3p1zEQu7QVhhOQXO184&sig=AOD64_3uLZMBZYzYzZhw4yXU3kuG3ObEYQ&ctype=46&q=&ved=0ahUKEwjv5ZmNquHXAhXBS98KHQqgBScQ9aACCDw&adurl=
  9. post mounting bracket

    I found it, let me know if you want it.
  10. Who is this fellow?

    Lamp post cover, made in the 60's/70's.
  11. post mounting bracket

    I may have one.... I'll look when I get home from work. I know I had 2, I only need 1. I'll let you know.
  12. And....we have a problem.😭

    This is the reason I HATE LED's... It was so easy years ago, you just bought light sets and they all looked the same, NOW every manufacturer interprets Warm and Cool much differently, granted, the cost savings and the ware on you're fuse panel may AWESOME but the colors just plain SUCK!! I spent hundreds of dollars my first year switching to LED's, I use multicolor, I used a couple different manufacturers and that first year my display looked TERRIBLE. Colors were different, lights flickered, they were very dark looking, I HATED it. The second year I re bought all my lights, this time going with GE Colorite, they didnt flicker but still looked dark to me, so I had to replace all the purple bulbs with warm white and then I finally got the look I was going for. Now, I'm not even sure if GE still makes Colorite, so if I need new or more light sets, I have no idea what i'm going to do. And for this reason I HATE LED's!!!!
  13. And....we have a problem.😭

    Warm White, incandescent yellowish color. Cool White, ugly bluish tint.
  14. Who else is behind schedule!?

    I am behind schedule... I just can't get started this year... I usually have most of my lights up, I haven't even started yet. I just got my blowmolds out to clean yesterday, I usually do that earlier.I'm just so damn busy this year, I can't find the time to start, I may have to take a day off of work.
  15. How do you raise money for your show?

    Yes, at 14 I was finding ways to make money... Mow lawns, Shovel snow, Paper route, Rake leaves, Put up Christmas lights, Odd jobs (fixing stuff), Christmas Tree lot... There are plenty of things you can do to make some money at 14, ONE thing NOT to do, is charge people to look at your display.