Vintage Aluminium Indestructible &
post sign lettering
Using the classic painted aluminium lettering is essential when creating a period finger post sign as it is indestructible, non-corrosive and never needs to be replaced, unlike the cheap and nasty plastic letters which can't be painted and become brittle with exposure to common sunlight and frost and seasonal changes to temperature. It always results in breaking off, not to mention its very tacky appearance. To be honest, the resin letters are not fit for purpose and a total waste of money in this age of banning single use plastics. We make all of our own aluminium finger post sign letters and these come uniformed drilled and counter-sunk. They are supplied with a choice of either solid brass or black stainless steel fixings. Our period aluminium lettering is blasted before being etch-primed with a military grade, Zinc Chromate as used by BAE Systems on their weapons and aircraft production.
This provides an excellent base coat for our tough industrial deep-base exterior, black gloss finish. We also make the original cast metal, fraction plates in a 1/4 1/2 3/4 together with a full set of numbers for the mileage. Just for the record, as with all of our handcrafted products, this aluminium lettering is made with the original imperial measurements, this is what gives our finger post signs that classic look of the 1920s. We supply many volunteer groups up and down the country with these letters to enable them to replace the cheap, plastic alternatives. They can also be used to create your own private house signs.
These classic letters are brilliant for use for generic signs around the village, as the signs look as if they have always been there. When ordering a Classic Finger Post Sign, only the real painted aluminium should be used, as the plastic versions just look cheap and nasty and not in keeping with our rural roadside heritage.
Please state exactly what aluminium lettering you require, and we will provide you with a quotation via our contact form below.
Please don't even think about using the cheap and very tacky plastic resin letters as they start degrading and breaking off the signs from day one and cant be painted when the signs are refurbished in the future. The plan is to have all of these single use plastic resin letters for finger-post signed banned as they are just adding to the mountain of plastic rubbish. One can clearly see from these photos that are blasted aluminium vintage lettering is the perfect solution to creating permanent and attractive period signs that are fit for purpose and in 100 years from now can still be used again and again, looking as new as when they were first attached to their seasoned hardwood signs with their attractive black stainless steel screws.