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01-11-2005 01:22 PM
J-Dawg yep that's it

like all ideas, someone's done it first....oops ya know what....do to my cruddy quality PC screen here at the office I thought that was an actual application, and not a photoshoped in piece, still looks good to me though... :)


places I called round to, don't offer a matte black vinyl graphic, and I don't want gloss black, so if I do do this, I'll apply the gloss black graphic, trim it up, and say it with a matt finish black paint, hopefully making it less graphic looking and more a part of the car

Jim
01-11-2005 12:28 PM
MyBlackST look at the last pic...something like this?
01-09-2005 12:26 PM
J-Dawg Hillyard had the right idea with that photo shop pic, but it would be a bit wider to encorporate past the tail pipe and the other side of the bumper

right shape..but just bit more stretched across the width of the bumper

thanks Hill

J
01-08-2005 06:00 PM
Hillyard
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Originally posted by guilty
Umm.. nobody is stopping him from trying it, he did say "all opinions wanted".
Have you placed a piece of vinyl that close to the tail pipe on a focus? I am sure vinyl decals that are placed on hoods endure a lot more heat than the tail pipe. (i.e. Sun temp plus engine temp) Don't get me wrong, the tail pipe does get hot but not enough to effect the vinyl. I have never seen these decals discolor or melt due to heat.

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Also, if you put it around the tailpipe cutout area of the bumper, it will melt for sure.
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Originally posted by J-Dawg
as for it melting....again my tail pipe is not that close the the rear bumper....if it were and it did raise to a melting temperature....my rear bumper in the section over time would too warp and discolor, and I've yet to see a stock focus have this problem unless you are running a ridiculously oversize 4 inch exhaust tip just brushing the bumper or the euro tilt up tip

I think I'll be ok in the melt department
01-08-2005 10:16 AM
guilty
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Originally posted by Hillyard
JEBUS!

Let the man try it. It is better to try than to regret.
Umm.. nobody is stopping him from trying it, he did say "all opinions wanted".
01-08-2005 12:26 AM
Hillyard JEBUS!

Let the man try it. It is better to try than to regret.
01-07-2005 08:26 AM
J-Dawg [QUOTE]Originally posted by imFOCUStman
uhhh---i think he means 4" in height guys [/QUOTE


yeah....I did mean that...sorry for the confusion


as for the texture...I know the rear is textured to match the front...and I'm really banking on the dark color of the mineral grey to blend it and not make it an eye popping notice, but rather a subtle look

i'll post once I do it...or time frame on when though

Jim
01-06-2005 07:10 PM
imFOCUStman uhhh---i think he means 4" in height guys
01-06-2005 06:55 PM
guilty
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Originally posted by J-Dawg
also...not just slapping on a rectangular piece of vinyl on, the piece would mimic the exact shape and length that the SVT blacked out section has
Well the SVT rear grill is wider than 4" so maybe you made a mistake in your previous post. But also note that the SVT grill has a pattern matching the front grill, giving it a texture. A plain black section may look out of place with no detail in it.

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Originally posted by J-Dawg
as for it melting....again my tail pipe is not that close the the rear bumper....if it were and it did raise to a melting temperature....my rear bumper in the section over time would too warp and discolor, and I've yet to see a stock focus have this problem unless you are running a ridiculously oversize 4 inch exhaust tip just brushing the bumper or the euro tilt up tip
Remember that a thin layer of vinyl will melt with a lot less heat than it takes to discolor a bumper with paint and clearcoat applied to it. The tip doesnt need to be touching the bumper, it just has to be close enough to radiate the heat out.. and yes, the tailpipe gets quite hot. Just be cautious when you do it and keep an eye on it.
01-06-2005 04:50 PM
J-Dawg no prob

later

J
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