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Doneal

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  1. There is a file on face book Blow Mold Nation. once your on the FB page select "File" There is a list of several documents to choose from. I have not tried any of the suggestions, so I cant vouch for them. I had a hole in one of my blow molds, about the same as what is in the picture. It was on the bottom and back. I used clear all silicone caulk. about 4 years ago and it's still holding just fine.
  2. The toy soldiers, I purchased used from e-bay a long time ago, Yes, they were red when I got them. and Yes, I did re paint them to the way they were when I got them. Usually I try to re-paint back to the original colors, but I did re-paint some candles and changed them from the original due to I wanted a parotic theme.
  3. Thanks Scott, I did order 5 of these candy canes. They were packed 2 per box. If I knew that I would have ordered 6. Anyway, I don't know what to tell you about the Shipping. I didn't pay that much. My Shipping was real fair. I paid $16.84 for the entire order of five. $29.99 ea. They have marked them down by $10.00
  4. you might try this link, I have another, just a name Kathy, I will have to look for it. https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blowmoldstore.com%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0cIYt5P1vHvndc7bo-XHzMkwUOKIJj_yITfCDE-3SK2JGNvoYAkwe2Wjg&h=AT1fRNY0KdDOM7GGoookRHVLRrzb0rzTHTgSaRqOn9CYZjTk6kWS-34oXWHU282YrekaiktHR9nz6BeOgcPUJj9sDkbj7f_VNHAmfg5vaskKN8I732g1XbwoSXxVJWBuOA9KYA https://www.gnk-collectibles.com/
  5. Looks Great, What did you use? Do you have a lighted picture?
  6. This looks close: Holiday innovations forgot to add the link / web page that I use http://www.blow-molded.com/
  7. This is what I wanted to use for my Patriotic display, but could find any and when I did they were way to costly for me. So I purchased these: Then I painted them using my airbrush and transparent paint: here is what they look like now:
  8. Sounds like your talking about storing them under the deck? I think I would use one of those blue tarps instead of plastic. Not sure how hot it gets under the deck, but it's bound to be cooler than an attic? The UV rays does a lot of damage to plastic so covering them should work.
  9. We have them in our town, they put them up every year
  10. Does it turn yellow after it's been on for a long time?
  11. Did a search to see if this has been discussed and couldn't find one. Wasn't even sure what topic to post under. One of the problems I have had is sun damage, both in paint fade and the Plastic getting Brittle and Cracking. Another member said he used clear uv spray and I was wandering if anyone else had experience with this? I did find some info on the net about it, but was curious about first hand experience. So please elaborate.
  12. Just found a post from Scott Rob He said he use a clear UV spray. I'm going to check into it.
  13. Clear UV spray, Never heard or thought about that. Great idea! I'll check into it.
  14. Purchased 3 more blow molds at a Antique / flea market Store. All three in good shape. All three has paint loss. The bear has screw holes in top of his head,( had a cup hook in it) and some "L" clamps at the bottom. All three for $125.00 total incl. tax.
  15. Sorry to hear that. The one Draw back to Blow Mold is the Sun. The sun makes the plastic brittle and can get as bad as breaking by just handling them. Over the last two years I've had at least 7 candy canes to break and had to be thrown away. These candy canes were bought used from e-bay so I really don't know what kind of life they had.
  16. Bad experience with Walmart: On October 29, 2020, I went to Walmart store #100 at Bentonville, Arkansas. After Calling the night before and talking with the service desk. I was told they only had one. I asked about it and was told they would keep it at the service desk for me. I told them I would be there in the morning to pick it up. So I got up drove over 100 miles / 2 hours in the rain through the mountains got there and waited in the parking lot for 30 minutes for them to open. Went the service desk and she brought out a wire tree. I gave this employee the same part number and description
  17. Doneal

    Street light

    Not sure about the different states, but when I worked for the city, if a customer requested a " dark sky" light the municipal HAD to supply it. Okay the question is what is a dark sky light? Well it's a street light that the light is focused directly down. Now this cuts out a lot of light and In my opinion defeats the purpose of the St. Light. One poster had the best suggestion, and it was to ask the Municipal to just disconnect it for the holiday. Disconnection is easy all they have to do is to un plug the (eye) PE cell .
  18. This may be the last I do this year. I added two new pieces the Tree and the Grinch. Last year I had my driveway lined with candy canes, but time has taken a toll on them. I purchased a lot of my blow molds from e-bay used and all have held up fine. The Candy canes became brittle and cracked so they are history.
  19. I was just reading through some old post, so you may have an answer for this post already. LED bulbs have a bit of a different description. An Example a 100 watt incandescent is a lot brighter than a 60 watt incandescent bulb. Now the LED's you need to read the "K" factor. the higher the " K" the more white the light is, The lower the K the more orange it is. Okay, with that being said and since it is inside a blow mold, I have noticed that the high 5000/6000 K works the best. Hope this helps
  20. Put the candy canes out, This may be the last year for some of them, there getting brittle and have cracks. I purchased these used from e-bay a few years ago, so not complaining Had to take two pictures to get all 6 pieces.
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