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Old 12-16-08, 12:55 AM   #1
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where can I get decals for my build

I am working on building myself a frame, and I thought it would be cool to design a down tube decal and put it on the frame after I have it painted.

Does anyone know who can make good decals, maybe just 1 color that I can put on my frame?
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Old 12-16-08, 01:22 AM   #2
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If all you want is single color, go to a commercial signwriter and they can cut vinyl for you (same as what they use for cars and trucks or just signboards).

They can probably sort out a nice typeface for you of what name you want. They'll show you how to apply it aswell if you haven't done it before.

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One of the BF members, JRrestore, is a professional decal maker who has reasonable rates.

You might try sending him a PM with your ideas of what you're looking for.
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Thanks guys, I went to a sign store and they will make me some vinyl decals for dirt cheap.

What about lug outlines? After I have my frame powdercoated, what is something good to outline my lugs with? Paint pen then clear coat? Any ideas?
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I tried to use a paint pen once and the results were pretty bad
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Why not get this done with signwriter vinyl as well? Modern computer driven plotter-cutters are so precise nowadays, they can easily cut fine lines and even text characters as small as 12pt. Your signwriter probably already has clip-art files of decorative scrolls and stuff so you don't need to pay for expensive custom design work.

Don't forget, self-adhesive vinyls are also available in mylar metal foils (gold or silver)... I'm not talking about metal flake finish, but foil finish so it looks like chrome or polished gold...

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