Leo's Gold Lion Products, Inc.
When I re-lettered my '58 F.W.D. I wanted a high-quality gold leaf, with a vinyl overlay, for more durability. I searched the internet, and found Leo's Gold Lion Products, Inc. in Kerrville, Texas. I had two 9"-diameter maltese crosses CUSTOM made, plus 3" high gold leaf letters, with black shading.....Total number of letters (plus the truck number.....) 40 total letters and numbers, plus the maltese, all cost me a grand total of just under $1000. You work with their artists on the layout, by providing photos and measurements, and they will layout what you need on removable film (For example, the name on my truck is 4 words..."xyz pdq fire dept"....they lay out all 4 words on one piece of film). You simply lay the letters up on the truck, with a soapy water solution (to move it around, and to help eliminate air bubbles) then press down with a plastic spatula-thingy. Leo's provides a complete set of easy to follow instructions....My first attempt at applying was easy enough, and the more I did it, the easier it got. Leo's also has a simulation gold leaf, as well as scotchliting materials. Their website is http://www.lionet.com/
No, I am not a salesman for them, just an antique owner who was extremely impressed with the product!
Re: There is a company in...
Agreed. The trim & lettering on our cab has been worn down in the 10 years the rig has been in service. At the same time, having something that resembles goldleaf is important. One of rigs has a stock maltese cross, plain striping and standard white lettering. It's easy to tell that it doesn't belong with the others.
Originally posted by tripperff
I can understand investing in it for a parade vehicle, but not an in service truck. The upkeep on goldleaf is labor intensive and I don't think any one has the time to take care of that stuff on a truck with the doors getting hammered on a daily basis.