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#1 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 18, 2010 - 01:58 PM

Thought this would be of interest, garden tractor decals from "MapleHunter", they have a lot of other decals as well for all kinds of tractors, gas engines, steam engines.

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Posted September 18, 2010 - 02:10 PM

Those are interesting Doug,thanks for posting them.

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Posted September 18, 2010 - 02:11 PM

Thank you, that looks like a good source!

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Posted September 18, 2010 - 05:33 PM

Tony Gilleto has been making decals for decades and his product is first-rate.

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I'm rather surprised that you guys were not aware of him.

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Posted September 18, 2010 - 05:55 PM

Sadly, no Ariens decals. I'm getting pretty good at painting around the orignals. But it would be nice to have replacements.

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Posted September 18, 2010 - 06:02 PM

I'm rather surprised that you guys were not aware of him.



I know I've seen that site before, just haven't gone after any decals. I will probably get some for my Cub 123 and my Speedex 1631. Both will be getting a coat of paint soon.

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Posted September 18, 2010 - 06:47 PM

I've heard of him before...
Couple of people have got Bolens decals from him in the past...

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Posted September 18, 2010 - 07:42 PM

Tony Gilleto has been making decals for decades and his product is first-rate.

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I'm rather surprised that you guys were not aware of him.


I think many of the guys have bought from Tony, just not all are familiar with him. I bought most all my decals from him before I got my cutter. I will still buy from him when I need a complete set. With my vinyl cutter, tiny text is next to impossible to do, so Tony stays on my list of suppliers for sure.

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Posted September 19, 2010 - 09:48 AM

I have used 5 sets of decals from Tony, 3 for Massey and 2 for Allis garden tractors and am very happy with the quality of them. I would highly recommend them! The sets are complete and he has very good service.

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Posted September 19, 2010 - 07:31 PM

This is the first time I've bought decals for a garden tractor, bought a set for the Farmall Cub but not used them yet.
Done search's for decals in the past and MapleHunter always comes up, guess he's the industry standard around here.
A friend bought a set off ebay and his were different, for the same MF10, 12s but the ones that say "Hydra Drive or Variable Speed" looked like the originals but with a black back ground instead of red, MH decals are just the letters of the words and look much better.

First and 2nd pic. are faded 2nd is an original MF12
3rd is the best original I have, my friends set the red back ground is black, why??? single decal.
4th is MH I put on today no red back ground only the letters 2 decals here 1 for each word.

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Posted September 19, 2010 - 08:02 PM

That looks like a very useful resource. :thumbs: Thanks for posting the info!

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Posted October 27, 2010 - 10:44 PM

I have been dealing with these people for the last 5 years and have found there decals to be a great reproduction decal. I know in my case they have been more than willing to help me and when I had a problem(tore a cub cadet dash decal) they replaced it no questions asked, and all I did was mentioned I had done it. I wonder how many others will do that? I'll bet not many.

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Posted October 28, 2010 - 12:57 PM

I seen the web site for them this past weekend, but googleing around to get more info I seen some coments on another forum that said the Bolens decals from them were not right. I hope they were wrong, I would much rather get a full set for less than others are selling just the side logos for.

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Posted October 28, 2010 - 04:09 PM

I seen the web site for them this past weekend, but googleing around to get more info I seen some coments on another forum that said the Bolens decals from them were not right. I hope they were wrong, I would much rather get a full set for less than others are selling just the side logos for.


Unfortunately the comments you read are correct.
The decals are slightly different than the originals. Will the average person be able to tell? No. But if your looking to do a resto these decals are not the ones to get IMO

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Posted October 28, 2010 - 04:20 PM

Here's what I can tell you about Tony. When he wanted to get into making decals for the early Case garden tractors, he came onto the Yahoo CCI site as a member and asked for help because he wanted to get it right. As I understand it, he's been in the decal biz for about 40 years. So, if you Bolens guys, Massey guys and any other brand enthusiasts want highly accurate decals, then I suggest that you contact Tony and work with him. Providing him with ultra-sharp photos along with measurements so he can get the script right is step one. Sending him a carefully removed decal so he can match the colours of it is even better if it goes beyond black and white.

It's in Tony's best interests to produce decals that cannot be distinguished from OEM but it's a tough job to undertake by yourself when you consider how many brands are out there along with how many times the decals for those brands changed over the years. It's also in your best interests to help Tony achieve that kind of accuracy because he's consistently the one supplier with the highest quality product at the fairest prices.




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