Hauppauge is located in the Town of Islip and the Town of Smithtown in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population of 20,100 at the time of the 2000 census. It's name derives from the Native AmericanAlgonquian term for "overflowed land." Notable resident - Buddy Harrelson - Former Mets Player, Coach and Manager, Hall of Fame (1986 World Series). Owner of Long Island Ducks, an American professional baseball team, not affiliated with Major League Baseball.
Hauppauge Fire Dept SIGN
The Hauppauge Fire Department made there own sign from half-inch plate steel many years ago. It sure is heavy. They had it painted with lettering enamel, sign paint.It didn’t last!
Captain John Kogel and Dennis Cameron asked me to paint the sign using automotive paints.
I had the sign sandblasted to remove the old paint and create a rougher surface for adhesion. Using an etching primer, which “bites” into steel, then a urethane primer with hardener on top to smooth out the surface, it’s also waterproof for protection.
I modernized the artwork and then using my airbrush techniques a realistic logo and 3-D lettering was created.The complete sign was then clear coated using automotive urethane.