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Krzydmnd 02-26-2012 11:44 AM

black out grill and emblem
 
so I have a vinyl plotter for sticker making and thought i'd see how easily i could make strips to cover the chrome and emblem. Took all of 2 minutes to cut and install. I left a ring of chrome on the emblem for two reasons, 1 vinyl doesn't conform well to rounded surfaces so as it gets more to the edge it's going to wrinkle, and 2, it still looks OK because i have the chrome rings on the fog lights.

The gloss-black vinyl blends right in w/ the paint, looks like it's supposed to be that way.

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...1/IMG_1404.jpg

BlazedReaper 02-26-2012 11:49 AM

you should cut and sell the strips of vinyl to members, id happily buy some!

wilsonfocus86 02-26-2012 11:49 AM

That looks pretty badass, props to ya!

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Krzydmnd 02-26-2012 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by BlazedReaper (Post 4029031)
you should cut and sell the strips of vinyl to members, id happily buy some!

I want to see how long these stay on and then I'll probably make up a kit for people. I need to make one for the rear emblem and try the vinyl on the wheel caps. I'll get back to you!

Shade-010 02-26-2012 11:53 AM

Agreed x2 Id love a set of Grill "whisker" vinyl [:)]

BlazedReaper 02-26-2012 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by stang74shelby (Post 4029041)
Agreed x2 Id love a set of Grill "whisker" vinyl [:)]


+1

i have custom emblems being made, but id sure be happy not having to paint the chrome but laying vinyl instead!

StangGT 02-26-2012 12:29 PM

Looks good man. I understand the "Black-out" idea, but if I ever get a Focus I'm hoping they would have a Black Ford oval I could swap with the blue one then. It makes it look like a commercial where they have to black out of remove the manufacturer of the car that is in it when it is completely covered. I also am a crazy Ford guy, so I like to have the Ford emblem showing rather than covered up. I like the idea for sure though, good execution!

st falcon 02-26-2012 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by StangGT (Post 4029081)
Looks good man. I understand the "Black-out" idea, but if I ever get a Focus I'm hoping they would have a Black Ford oval I could swap with the blue one then. It makes it look like a commercial where they have to black out of remove the manufacturer of the car that is in it when it is completely covered. I also am a crazy Ford guy, so I like to have the Ford emblem showing rather than covered up. I like the idea for sure though, good execution!

Agreed on all points (including being a crazy ford guy!)

Is there such a thing as tinted vinyl?

currentlyabsent 02-26-2012 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by StangGT (Post 4029081)
Looks good man. I understand the "Black-out" idea, but if I ever get a Focus I'm hoping they would have a Black Ford oval I could swap with the blue one then. It makes it look like a commercial where they have to black out of remove the manufacturer of the car that is in it when it is completely covered. I also am a crazy Ford guy, so I like to have the Ford emblem showing rather than covered up. I like the idea for sure though, good execution!

http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/.../Photo0124.jpg

StangGT 02-26-2012 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by currentlyabsent (Post 4029585)

Looks great! I really like it. [headbang]


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