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Who Sells Black Coro?

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I was out today checking a couple of local hobby shops for black coro. Nothing. Would anyone know a West coast retailer that sells black coro?

I want to make a couple of little singing ghosts for Grim Grinning Ghosts background singers. The pumpkin is doing the Thurl Ravenscroft part.

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I don't know about the west coast, but on the east coast, AlumaPanel doese sell all sorts of colors.

You can try a Sign Shops, they will have some for you to buy. Have you tried searching for wholesale corooplast?

also, you can get free coro by taking the political signs and advertising signs when they are no longer used. Here where I live, the Code Enforcement Department for the county has a ton of them. All you have to do is ask they they will give you more than you could ever want.

They take the signs that are put on the right-of-way of the streets, because we have a county code that says one can't put signs there.

You can buy Black paint to spray on while to make it black. Krylon for Plastic. You will need a lot of black paint.

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I was out today checking a couple of local hobby shops for black coro. Nothing. Would anyone know a West coast retailer that sells black coro?

I want to make a couple of little singing ghosts for Grim Grinning Ghosts background singers. The pumpkin is doing the Thurl Ravenscroft part.

It's funny you should mention this - I wonder what's going on in the world of Black Coro. I purchased everything one vendor had and another said they only had 15 sheets and it was a 2 week wait for the next production run. Halloween?

What if I made up 8 little pumpkins, each under 11.5" x 11.5" that would come with stakes so you could put them out in your yard, flowbed, etc. Each one would have 100-200 bulbs. Alternatively, they would come in a single panel and you could leave them "whole" or seperate them. Here is a sample:

babypumpkins.jpg

These would of course go perfect with the HolidayCoro Singing Pumpkin which already includes the sequences for the other 8 pumpkins.

Let me know what you think.

David

HolidayCoro.com

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What if I made up 8 little pumpkins, each under 11.5" x 11.5" that would come with stakes so you could put them out in your yard, flowbed, etc. Each one would have 100-200 bulbs. Alternatively, they would come in a single panel and you could leave them "whole" or seperate them. Here is a sample:

These would of course go perfect with the HolidayCoro Singing Pumpkin which already includes the sequences for the other 8 pumpkins.

Let me know what you think.

David

HolidayCoro.com

David: I would go for a set of these. (great suppliment to my display)

Jerrymac

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I'd buy a set of those...No fancy animation, just some pumpkin faces....My son would enjoy stuffing them...

Randy

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Home Depot online sells 10pks of 8x4 one side black, one side white.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202489118/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

I just received my shipment. The description doesn't specifically say black and white, but one side was black on all my sheets.

I verified that this is the item# i ordered.

Good luck.

Eric

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I worked on the faces again today and it appears to get the level of detail they will need to be a little larger than 12"x12", most likely 22" x 22" with 200 or so bulbs (I'm shooting for an exact 200 right now so that you won't have bulbs left over.) They will be designed with little "legs" around the bottom border for mounting with with included 9ga steel rods (like realtor signs). They will be cut with the unique pumpkin outline for each one.

I'll be offering a limited time discount to those that have already purchased the Singing Pumpkin, if you are on the HolidayCoro mailing list, you'll receive the discount code. I'll also be offering a Singing Pumpkin + Mini Pumpkin combo pack with no additional shipping charge.

No word on pricing right now, though it will take one full 4x8 sheet to produce them all.

If there are any more requests on design changes, please do speak up now as once I get them completely designed and tested, it's harder to go back and "tweek" them.

Thanks!

David

HolidaCoro.com

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Home Depot online sells 10pks of 8x4 one side black, one side white.

http://www.homedepot...catalogId=10053

I just received my shipment. The description doesn't specifically say black and white, but one side was black on all my sheets.

I verified that this is the item# i ordered.

"WhiteCap" is a black/white coro produced only by CoroPlast themselves (http://catalog.coroplast.com/plasticor-whitecap/) It's intended to be used in the construction industry. It's really the best of "both" worlds since you have half white and half black (mostly).

I'm curious - did the sheets come as "complete" whole sheets, not folded or cut-up? Could you post a photo of them so I can compare them to my sample?

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It's funny you should mention this - I wonder what's going on in the world of Black Coro. I purchased everything one vendor had and another said they only had 15 sheets and it was a 2 week wait for the next production run. Halloween?

What if I made up 8 little pumpkins, each under 11.5" x 11.5" that would come with stakes so you could put them out in your yard, flowbed, etc. Each one would have 100-200 bulbs. Alternatively, they would come in a single panel and you could leave them "whole" or seperate them. Here is a sample:

babypumpkins.jpg

These would of course go perfect with the HolidayCoro Singing Pumpkin which already includes the sequences for the other 8 pumpkins.

Let me know what you think.

David

HolidayCoro.com

I saw where another member did that. If I can't get some plastic pumpkins cheap, I'll go with that. The problem then will be getting the orange lights. They're pretty expensive this time of year.

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The problem then will be getting the orange lights. They're pretty expensive this time of year.

Problem solved:

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The description doesn't specifically say black and white, but one side was black on all my sheets.

I verified that this is the item# i ordered.

Eric -

That's really not a bad deal for 4x8 sheets, uncut, delivered. The shipping and box alone would cost more than the coro for me.

One question though - you mention "but one side was black on all my sheets". Your photo looks like it is 100% black on both sides - is it really black AND white or just solid black?

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A company called Beacon graphics sells all colors and very reasonable. I think you have to order it in 10 sheet paks though for shipping stability. I think it was like 10 to 12 dollars for the coro plus shipping.

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I finally found a place here in Arizona that sells sheets individually and they look like they are out of California as well (you said West Coast). they are roughly $15-$16 for a sheet that is 8'x4'. Not sure if that is good or not but have had a very difficult time trying to find anyplace that will sell them. Sign shops say they don't sell the sheets by themselves.

Also, has anyone tried to do a full size Grinch? I was hoping to do one until I found out the cost of having a picture enlarged to even a 4'x4' is going to cost me $96.

Would love any feed back. I have never used coro before and hoping to start. Have you guys had plenty of success using this product? Would yo recommend buying the cutting tool up front now?

Thank you,

T

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Whoops, I forgot the name of the store that sells the sheets of coro - Montroy Supply.

Otherwise the Home Depot grouping of 15 sheets seemed good as well.

t

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Would love any feed back. I have never used coro before and hoping to start. Have you guys had plenty of success using this product? Would yo recommend buying the cutting tool up front now?

Coro is a wonderful material for outdoor use! If you are cutting along the flute (the long 8ft length) the only way to go is with a CoroClaw. For cuts across the grain of the coro, a VERY sharp knife (box knife) works best.

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there is the regular coroclaw, and the coro claw for 10 mill coro. i have both and find them very useful. I use my electric jigsaw to cut the patterns out. I keep it on a slow speed. Coro melts from the friction if you cut too fast with an electric type saw blade. I love working with Coro. to me, it is better than plywood, as it is light weight, waterproof, easy to work with, easy to paint.

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