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Can anyone create a decal for the coupe sail panels ? by CoolBlue87GT
Started on: 03-22-2015 11:41 PM
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Report this Post03-22-2015 11:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CoolBlue87GTClick Here to Email CoolBlue87GTSend a Private Message to CoolBlue87GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here's an idea that I'm surprized no one has come up with yet.

Decal's of the Arrow head for the sail panels.

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The replacement plastic ones out there are very poor quality, wish I could find one like in the photo. A decal would be the next best thing.

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Report this Post03-23-2015 12:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You can always get NOS ones.....although pricey.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/84-...em4ace5a271e&vxp=mtr

If you wanted some actually made and printed as a decal, contact Safastro on here. He can probably make them for you.
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Report this Post03-23-2015 09:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SAFASTROClick Here to visit SAFASTRO's HomePageSend a Private Message to SAFASTROEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I can do that no problem. I'll try to make a few samples and get some pricing up for you guys. I can also offer a "domed" version for that extra professional flare.

Stay tuned!

Thanks for the kudos IMSA GT

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Paul McKibben at FieroSails.Com might also be of help or Bill at http://sedecals.com/ SouthernExpoSigns@Charter.net
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Originally posted by SAFASTRO:

I can do that no problem. I'll try to make a few samples and get some pricing up for you guys. I can also offer a "domed" version for that extra professional flare.

Stay tuned!


Looking forward to it !

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Looking forward to it !


Me too
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I have made them out of stainless and cover them with red reflective tape. Won't have the cross in the middle but look pretty good. I will try and get a picture later this week.

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Originally posted by fierofool:

Paul McKibben at FieroSails.Com might also be of help or Bill at http://sedecals.com/ SouthernExpoSigns@Charter.net


Thanks, good idea, sent messages to both.

Been thinking about this, maybe take the old emblem off, apply the decal to emblem, then install vs putting the decal straight on the sale panel. Thoughts ?

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Report this Post04-02-2015 02:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CoolBlue87GTClick Here to Email CoolBlue87GTSend a Private Message to CoolBlue87GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Heard back from Bill, he said he has tried to create this before, couldn't get the size right, so he's out on this project.

I've been working with the image, got it just right, printed a few tests, with carefull triming, it fits. If I could find someone that can print UV decals from this image, this could work.

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Report this Post04-02-2015 11:59 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 8bit88Send a Private Message to 8bit88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I know my grandfather has some badges from Pontiac, Buick and Saturn from his time working for GM, may ask him if you need one. No idea whether that would what you're looking for or not. They'd be originals from the 90s, that's about all I know.
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Originally posted by SAFASTRO:

I can do that no problem. I'll try to make a few samples and get some pricing up for you guys. I can also offer a "domed" version for that extra professional flare.

Stay tuned!

Thanks for the kudos IMSA GT



Interested to see what you come up with here; any ETA for the samples?
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Report this Post05-08-2015 07:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CokeologistSend a Private Message to CokeologistEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Did anything ever come of this?
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Interested in this as well!
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Report this Post05-08-2015 07:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GTGeffSend a Private Message to GTGeffEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

My employer manufactured and supplied the originals for the Fiero. Unfortunately, the tooling is long gone. Plus there would be contractual issues with GM.

The problem with a decal is the red will not hold up and will fade quickly in the outdoor exposure. Car washes and road crap would also be hard on the printing. The option would be to pour protective liquid urethane over the decal for added protection against UV rays and other things. Think of the Tyler and 30th Anniversary I designed and had made. The problem is the urethane will not fill into sharp corners of the arrowhead. Secondly, costs with one-time tooling would run $1000.00 to $1500.00! The low demand would not justify spending the money.

While writing this I have thought of an alternative build which I am going to explore at work. With minimum production quantities and a steel rule die to cut to size I still see an initial cost of $500 to $1000.

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Originally posted by GTGeff:

My employer manufactured and supplied the originals for the Fiero. Unfortunately, the tooling is long gone. Plus there would be contractual issues with GM.

Jeff


Didn't they have a warranty ? I want to put in a claim !

Check & see if anyone at work has some extras tucked away in a desk ? lol

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Originally posted by CoolBlue87GT:


Heard back from Bill, he said he has tried to create this before, couldn't get the size right, so he's out on this project.

I've been working with the image, got it just right, printed a few tests, with careful trimming, it fits. If I could find someone that can print UV decals from this image, this could work.



This surprised me. His plotter is capable of exact cutting dimensions and the ink he uses is very durable, including the red. Even yellow, which doesn't hold up well, has weathered very well on our club decals.

When I was having him produce the Jacking Instruction Decals, they had to be cut to a precise size and shape to fit into the hood recess. He reproduced the decal to exact size on the first shot. An artwork file would need to be provided so that his computer and plotter could read it.

Some have obtained some of the nose decals that are only slightly larger and ground off the raised border where the originals were mounted on the Fiero. They then placed the nose badge over that area.

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