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Volkswagen Tailgate

Discussion in 'Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files' started by WhiskeyDreamer, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    I had a client stop in yesterday afternoon that would like to have decals made to fit on his Volkswagen tailgate (pictures included). He bought some online, but they didn't line up properly and he screwed up the application.

    I'm prepared to put transfer tape on and do a rubbing that I can trace, but I was wondering if anyone had a vector file for this instead.
     

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  2. bannertime

    bannertime Very Active Member

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    I'm no sign painter. My abilities go so far as painting in the lines on banners. However, I feel this job would be much easier to paint and touch up edges than to trying to perfect a cut file.
     
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  3. JR's

    JR's Very Active Member

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    I think it would depend on one's ability.
    If you're really good at digitizing go that route.
    If you're really good with the brush go that route.

    my experience the vehicles with the Soft Edges was always harder to hand letter than the ones with a Hard Edge.
     
  4. Breezy85

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    We had a customer who wanted the exact same thing! He didn't bring the tailgate in though, he brought a purchased RTA for us to reference. Not sure why he didn't just use that one. I got it as close as I possibly could to the original. I can PM you what I had done for him. Having the tailgate would help a lot with getting it more accurate too. Unfortunately I didn't have that and the customer was a grump.
     
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  5. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I want to channel Old Paint....
     
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  6. AKwrapguy

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    Probably be better off doing a rubbing.
     
  7. TammieH

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    I would take a couple straight on photos, scale and straighten the photos in Photoshop, place in Illustrator and trace by hand

    you may or may not want to draw out paper to see how close you are.

    then apply the letters one at a time.

    The customer pays for your ability to make them happy.
     
  8. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    Thanks everybody. We did a rubbing with transfer tape because in this case its easier than paper.

    Paint isn't an option because the client doesn't want it. It was the first thing I suggested.
     
  9. Gino

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    Hope you're getting paid well for something like this.
     
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