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mustang hood

Discussion in 'Vehicle Graphics' started by WOODBS, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. WOODBS

    WOODBS Very Active Member

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    Anyone know where this graphic can be found? Thanks
     

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  2. Todd-sta

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    Not sure where to find it, but looks like a super easy one to recreate....

    Are you duplicating this on a Mustang for a customer?
     
  3. WOODBS

    WOODBS Very Active Member

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    yes, what would be your method
     
  4. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    If you are only making one and don't plan on trying to sell copies later on I would cut it by hand.

    Lay the center down, set the gap with some fineline or scrap vinyl.
    Cut down some material to the width of the out side stripe - long enough to make the trip from the front around the scoop and back again - lay it by hand along the guide.
    Trim the front and collect the cash.

    Should take very little time - even less if you have done something similar before.

    wayne k
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  5. WOODBS

    WOODBS Very Active Member

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    yeah except need to precut thatbend, no way to do that without stretching/distorting
     
  6. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    That is a nice gentle curve at each corner - would bend fine with a stripe that narrow.

    wayne k
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  7. WOODBS

    WOODBS Very Active Member

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    disagree, it's 1 1/4 " thick....
     
  8. JeremySI

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    just take some measurements and make a vector
     
  9. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Well,
    I wouldn't try that with chrome or intermediate vinyl but a stripe that wide will go around that bend without much drama.
    I think it is a matter of confidence in your skill level.
    We striped cars with vinyl starting back in the 70's as a Trim Line distributor.
    No plotters at that time so everything except die cut kits was done by hand with either tape rolls or cut down from 12" roll stock.

    If it is just one copy and you don't want to make those bends lay some premask down - cut out around the scoop so it will lay down flat and take a compass and using the scoop as a guide draw out the gap and stripe.
    Put the premask on your material and cut it out - without going through the backing then remask it and apply it to the hood.
    wayne k
    guam usa
     
  10. chopper

    chopper Very Active Member

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    hey I sent you a pm....but that scoop should be bolted on if so remove it and take a piece of paper and trace the cut out for the scoop and scan it into your computer. or take a digital photo and make the vectors, if the scoop is on with tape you can still remove it or take a photo from above and use that to build from, either way it is do-able.. good luck
    //chopper
     
  11. 702 graphics

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    702 Graphics.com the Official Stripe Company of Shelby American :rock-n-roll:

    You should by the kit from Shelby. It is made perfect. No knives ever have to touch the car.
     
  12. dwt

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    +1 for creating a vector from a photo. I would use a biz card for scale and get a good, square shot. Too easy.
     
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