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Material Used for the Big Wheel Dollar Signs
« on: April 20, 2019, 05:09:54 AM »
May I just ask that does somebody know the material the show used for the dollar signs on the big wheel? I think they also used that material for the showcase podiums and the current big door frames.
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Re: Material Used for the Big Wheel Dollar Signs
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 08:57:08 AM »
My guess is that they use the shiny metal in silver finish. Inside the dollar signs themselves is a checkerboard pattern that alternates between white and silver, and I believe the white parts have lights in them.

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Re: Material Used for the Big Wheel Dollar Signs
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2019, 11:46:56 PM »
Do a web search for "holographic film" and you'll probably find something close, like this, or this.

The CBS prop builders probably have a vendor that allows them to order whatever size/pattern they need.
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Re: Material Used for the Big Wheel Dollar Signs
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2019, 05:59:17 AM »
May I just request penny_ante, can upload them in picture form 'cause I can't access the link here on my phone.
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Re: Material Used for the Big Wheel Dollar Signs
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2019, 07:12:47 PM »
I don't know exactly what the material is, but on a whim, I did a quick search. This might not be a direct-to-consumer vendor, and I don't know if it's exactly the same material that adorned the set back in season 36 (and still adorns those big dollar signs and the light strips around the wheel), but it looks really close to my memories. If nothing else, the site gives you a link to a high-res JPEG.

https://www.chemetal.com/designs/406-circles/
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Re: Material Used for the Big Wheel Dollar Signs
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2019, 07:46:25 PM »
If it is just radially brushed aluminum, it's fairly easy to make if you're the slightest bit handy.  Just put steel wool on the bottom of a disc sander and rough in the circles.  (There are lots of videos on YouTube.)  Or buy the same pattern on contact paper and wrap a lighter-weight material.

I don't think TPiR uses the holographic paper because that material produces a more iridescent effect.  I don't see any colors other than shades of silver on the TPiR dollar signs.