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 Post subject: Idiot's guide to decals?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:20 am 
Does anyone have tips/suggestions/guides on how to create decals and then apply them? I.e. what type of materials are used, how to print, how to seal, how to apply, ect?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:28 am 
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Roland Stika machines are good to start with. Video below shows some basic things to do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRcB_UML2cc

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:51 pm 
migz808 wrote:
Roland Stika machines are good to start with. Video below shows some basic things to do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRcB_UML2cc


Thanks for the tip. Anyone know how to do this, but on a larger scale? Like something that would cover an entire door? Also anyone know where to get the materials? Should I get gloss/no glossy material? How thick/thin should it be? How can i tell if it's waterproof or can stand up to everday wear and tear? After looking at the video I probably don't have the right tools to do this myself, nor the knowledge, is there a particular type of auto shop I could look for that would do this?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:16 pm 
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First of all what are you wanting to get out of it? And second of all location?

that might help us help you cause there are various avenues that you could look into

For instance:

this is a rally car that my friend sponsors that had a vinyl decal made on a printer and applyed to the car, the company that did it is a tint shop that is local to me

http://ep.yimg.com/ip/I/yhst-4918738067 ... 59_8968766

sorry for the link but the img code doesn't work on this

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:03 pm 
bajasoobnut wrote:
First of all what are you wanting to get out of it? And second of all location?

that might help us help you cause there are various avenues that you could look into

For instance:

this is a rally car that my friend sponsors that had a vinyl decal made on a printer and applyed to the car, the company that did it is a tint shop that is local to me

http://ep.yimg.com/ip/I/yhst-4918738067 ... 59_8968766

sorry for the link but the img code doesn't work on this


Thats a great pic and is pretty much what I'm trying to do.

I'm looking to geek out my car with large images of anime or video game characters. I'm in San Francisco bay area. Here are examples of what I'm trying to do.

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q ... a=N&tab=wi

I'm sure that some type of vinyl adhesive material is used but I dont know exactly what and where to get it, how to print it, and how to apply it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:31 pm 

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pick up your yellow pages and find a sign shop or a place that does vehicle wraps. That will save you a ton of time and effort.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:37 pm 
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If you are in SF go to Daly City and visit Graphtech.

http://www.gtstickers.com/

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:53 am 
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and also look on ebay for anime vinyl jdm cause I have seen those on there for sale

but what the other guys have mentioned will work too

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