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Old 01-01-2011, 12:05 PM   #1
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New Decal for her

After stripping the clearcoat from my trailer, I found an area of the aluminum that is discolored. Looks like something was wiped along the metal - almost like some chem-film - but probably not. Without using anything abrasive, it would not clear. So, I decided to get a decal to *cover* the area.

This is what I came up with. In real, the discolored area is not quite so obvious and the decal somewhat distracts you from noticing it so much... the flash definately makes it more obvious though...

I'm thinking of having a custom rear window graphic made with the same design. Maybe then I won't feel so exposed in the bathroom!

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Old 01-01-2011, 01:20 PM   #2
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I understand the silver part, but what about the olive? That should be a good story.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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How's you make the decal?

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Looks good, should do the job. I like the name.
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Very clever. Looks great.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:19 PM   #6
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I understand the silver part, but what about the olive? That should be a good story.

I've been thinking of a good story for you, but just not finding something nearly as creative as I'd like. I figured the trailer looks something like an Olive, and it is stuffed with lots of good things! Hopefully it wont be stuffed with too much crap!

I had a local sign shop print/cut the decal for me. I provided them a .jpg file that I created using photoshop and they converted it into the vinyl decal. The final product has a top and underside backing. After peeling the top layer off, to expose the sticky side of the vinly lettering. You place the decal on the surface, burnish on the letters and then slowly peel of the other backing. I'm going to have my WBCCI numbers done in the same manner - it'll take the guesswork out of alignment!

Thanks for the feedback.

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Nice touch Laura. Looks good.

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Can you tell us what shop did the work? I am not too happy with the placement of my numbers and that would be a great solution. I also had a area that looked like a chemical peel on mine when I stripped it, but most of it polished out ok.
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Can you tell us what shop did the work? I am not too happy with the placement of my numbers and that would be a great solution. I also had a area that looked like a chemical peel on mine when I stripped it, but most of it polished out ok.

I just took a flash drive containing my .jpg design to a typical sign shop and they converted it to a decal for me. I think they converted my .jpg to their system using ClarisWorks. I hadn't seen that program in a long time. I applied the decal at home. I plan on having them make a see-through back window decal/screen with the same image sometime.... and make my WBCCI numbers as a single application decal.

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