A Personal Site by Richard Lin aka OctaneGuy | Saturday, February 04, 2006

This section is all about the outstanding people around Los Angeles who have worked on my MINI.

If you run a business and are looking for publicity, please don't bother about inquiring as I will not list anyone that I haven't had personal dealings with.

Should you call one of the people listed here, please let them know how you heard about them. I do not profit in any way from these listings, but it does do wonders for our friendship!

Thank you!

Owner: Jeff Schadlow
Location: Culver City , CA
Type: Vinyl Signs & Installation

Signarama is a franchise that is located in just about every state. Each Signarama is independently owned and operated, so you may not get the same results as I did here if you don't use this same exact location.

I worked with both Peter and Jeff Schadlow, the owner.

Why do I recommend Signarama? They worked hard to make sure I was happy with their work. I provided digital files in EPS format by using Adobe Illustrator and saving EPS vector files. Just to be sure, I printed out the design at full size by tiling multiple pages, and placing them on my car for placement. I then showed these mockups to Peter so he could make any necessary adjustments. So even before the job began, I supplied them with color printouts of the car depicting placement and size (Just photoshop'd digital pix of the the car), full size tiled mockups of the graphics, and a CD-ROM containing all the files.

Except for the windshield graphics, the rest of the window graphics proved to be very simple. The windshield required several tries due to the windshield curvature. The other area of difficulty was in applying the racing stripe to the hood in the manner I wanted.

They could have given up and sent me elsewhere, but instead they researched the problem, and came up with a workable solution. This sheer determination to find the right answer greatly impressed me and that deserves my recommendation!

So next time you want to apply some graphics to your MINI and you're in the Los Angeles area, please don't hesitate to contact Jeff Schadlow and let him know you saw their work on my website for Lil'Octane.

Email: [email protected]
Address: 9028 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, California 90232

White Roof and Mirrors
Chrome Bumper Inserts

Combo #1: Premium Package
Automatic AC
Dual-Pane Panorama Sunroof
Leather w/Cruise and Multifunction
On-Board Computer

Combo #2:
Sport Package

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
16" 5 Start w/run-flat Tires
Rear Spoiler
Front Fog Lamps
Sport Seats

Sport Suspension
Xenon Headlights with Power/Wash
5- Speed Manual Transmission
White Wheels

Panther Black Profile Leather
w/Panther Black Interior Door Casing
Computer Navigation System(DVD)
6 Speakers with AM/FM & CD
Anthracite Dash

Alpine CD Changer Elbow Rest Hot Pocket
MINI Boot Net
MINI Rubber Floor Mats Front, Rear, Boot
8 Coats of Zaino #2, #5, #6

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