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Old 02-26-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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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.




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Old 02-26-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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you should cut and sell the strips of vinyl to members, id happily buy some!
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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That looks pretty badass, props to ya!

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:52 AM   #4
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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!
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:53 AM   #5
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Agreed x2 Id love a set of Grill "whisker" vinyl
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:00 PM   #6
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Agreed x2 Id love a set of Grill "whisker" vinyl

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i have custom emblems being made, but id sure be happy not having to paint the chrome but laying vinyl instead!
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:29 PM   #7
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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!
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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?
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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!
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Looks great! I really like it.
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