Matt BNovember 09, 2020
My order arrived in a small recyclable paper box, with each number bagged to protect against scratching. Even though the size was listed clearly on the add 2 and 3/4 inches, they were a little bigger than I expected, but that turned out to be just perfect for my mailbox. I chose the silver color because I live in a rural area and I wanted it to stand out brightly, especially at night. I cleaned the painted mailbox with an all-purpose cleaner, (you can use your version of Windex, 409 or whatever you like to use) I actually cleaned it and let it dry a couple of times, because I have an older mailbox that hasn't been cleaned in quite a while. [or repainted, as I noticed as I looked in the pictures later] The shiny chrome looking letters have a very strong adhesive backing that's reminiscent of 3M. The ad doesn't say it's 3M, but believe me, it sticks very much like it. The first number I put on wasn't exactly straight, and even though it was very lightly touching the mailbox and I hadn't pressed it on, it was pretty difficult to pull off and straighten, so make sure you have your numbers right where you want them before you press them down. I'm pretty confident these numbers are going to stick and stay. That's some strong adhesive. If you don't have some fingernails to help you start pulling the backing off the adhesive, you might want to use an Exacto knife or razor blade to start it like I did. Just pick at the paper backing with the sharp point, and once you get the adhesive backing started coming off, it peels off very easily. Then line it up, press it on and BOOM you're done! I wish I had gone back out at dusk or dark to take another picture, because while these aren’t reflective, the chrome is very shiny, and makes the numbers really easy to see at night. I’d recommend these to anyone that needs numbers for easy id or address markers.