Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior> Painting Details & Logos Instead of Using Decals
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: Painting Details & Logos Instead of Using Decals Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
11-18-2006 07:32 AM
horvath Thanks.

Those are great looking examples, too!
11-18-2006 06:59 AM
Bob C Any sign shop can cut a stencil for you. I have a 24" plotter that we use.
It's not very expensive to do.
This was done with a stencil.

attachmentid=16267&stc=1[/url]
Bob.
11-17-2006 07:25 PM
S10Fan
Quote:
Originally Posted by adtkart
A few weeks ago, at a local car show, I saw a Ford PU that had the Emblems painted on the hood. I wish I had taken a picture of it, as they were amazing.

Aaron
Chevy guy to the rescue! Someone else took some pictures.............
11-17-2006 12:23 AM
horvath Thanks, Mike!

I figured as much regarding sizes ... still, that's a larger size than I thought you'd be able to do with the smaller machines. Not bad at all.
11-16-2006 06:17 PM
nova72000
stika

I just thought I would give you a heads up I bought a hobby cutter 12" sticka by roland it has gotten a lot of use but as far as making the stencils you are needing it is limited not only by the 9.8 inches wide maximum but it will not cut any longer than 39.97 inches long. I thought I would be able to make a 4 foot stripe with it if i needed to but sadly it is not capable. I am a bit of a hacker as well so it isn't due to an inability to use the software or hardware the machine is simply not capable of doing it. I bought it on ebay 4 years ago for $450. I have figured out how to make 50 inch windshield strips but it won't make a solid stripe over 39.97".

As far as the file format illustrator & Corel Draw seem to be the norm. .eps .ai .cdr .pdf

mike
11-12-2006 05:27 PM
horvath Aaron -- That's good to hear. Thanks, Bro'!

Rambo_The_Dog -- I've seen setups anywhere from $600 to $5,000 depending on the sizes ... do a search on Google for plotter vinyl cutter

BondoKing -- Thanks for those links, man! I'll dig in over there and see what's up. If we can just buy the stencils all ready to go for Mach 1 that sure would make life simpler!
11-12-2006 02:20 PM
BondoKing Go here and they can tell you where to get the proper stencils... You can buy them and paint them right on the car instead of using decals if you so choose... Just did one the other day on the hood of a Mach 1... Stripes as well as the 351 were al painted.. You can get them for the rear decklid to instead of the decal

http://1970mustangmach1.forumactif.com/index.forum

you can also go here and register your Mach 1.. and they have allot of tips regarding "Factory" things.. placement of emblems, decals, what is factory what is not etc...

http://search.hp.netscape.com/hp/boo...h1%2Fhome.html
11-12-2006 10:15 AM
Rambo_The_Dog
Quote:
Originally Posted by lbell101
Well, I'm not sure where you can learn the techniques.
We use paint instead of decals quite a bit on collectables. I'm not sure if it pays off because it's really labor intensive. We bought a plotter (vinyl cutter) and the software for it. Then learned how to use it from the manual. We create the artwork in the plotting program keeping in mind that the finished product will be masks. Multiple copies are then cut into masking material for each color to be sprayed. It helps to use an indexing mark or two outside the artwork. That way you can lay each mask in exactly the same location so the colors will be in the correct spot. Here's a couple of examples, these are all paint:
http://www.gaspumpcolor.com/paint/1.jpg
http://www.gaspumpcolor.com/paint/2.jpg
http://www.gaspumpcolor.com/paint/3.jpg

Larry
What's the rough cost estimates on a setup like this?

Thanks!
11-12-2006 04:47 AM
adtkart You could check your area for someone that does the vinyl lettering on trucks and signs. There used to be a guy around here that did that stuff. I saw his system. He could scan anything in and make it in vinyl. You could use them for stencils.

A few weeks ago, at a local car show, I saw a Ford PU that had the Emblems painted on the hood. I wish I had taken a picture of it, as they were amazing.

Aaron
11-12-2006 01:26 AM
horvath Thanks for your response, Larry.

Those plotters and the software for them are pretty expensive aren't they?

I'm wondering, if I provided artwork in Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop, would I be able to get a someone to cut us some vinyl stencils?
11-12-2006 12:25 AM
lbell101 Well, I'm not sure where you can learn the techniques.
We use paint instead of decals quite a bit on collectables. I'm not sure if it pays off because it's really labor intensive. We bought a plotter (vinyl cutter) and the software for it. Then learned how to use it from the manual. We create the artwork in the plotting program keeping in mind that the finished product will be masks. Multiple copies are then cut into masking material for each color to be sprayed. It helps to use an indexing mark or two outside the artwork. That way you can lay each mask in exactly the same location so the colors will be in the correct spot. Here's a couple of examples, these are all paint:
http://www.gaspumpcolor.com/paint/1.jpg
http://www.gaspumpcolor.com/paint/2.jpg
http://www.gaspumpcolor.com/paint/3.jpg

Larry
11-12-2006 12:04 AM
horvath Anyone???
11-05-2006 09:34 PM
horvath
Painting Details & Logos Instead of Using Decals

My nephew has a '71 Mustang Mach 1 he's starting to restore and he wants to paint details like the Mach 1 Logo on the car, instead of applying decals, before the final clear coat.

I'm a graphic designer and use a Mac computer ... real familiar with Photoshop, etc. ... but does anyone know what software painters use to create stencils or where I can learn the ropes about the latest techniques of this part of the painter's toolkit?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.