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Old 01-08-2005, 05:00 PM   #31
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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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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
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:26 AM   #32
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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

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Old 01-11-2005, 11:28 AM   #33
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look at the last pic...something like this?
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Old 01-11-2005, 12:22 PM   #34
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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

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