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graphics - paint or sticker #103063 Feb 13, 10:16pm Feb 13, 10:16pm
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graphics - paint or sticker
i want to get some custom graphics put on my car but i am not sure if i should get stickers or have them painted. need you guys to give me your opinions. thanks

Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: speedracer_gt] #103064 Feb 14, 12:35am Feb 14, 12:35am
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normally people go with the sticker perhaps because it cheaper, and could be changed, but with painted graphics, they look better but you own them after they are done...

Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: GTsaint] #103065 Feb 14, 12:38am Feb 14, 12:38am
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And paint will cost you more money...And when you drive around no one even be able to tell the difference...

Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: speedracer_gt] #103066 Feb 14, 1:26am Feb 14, 1:26am
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Paint is more respectable because vinyl is considered "cheap". However If you get tired of the graphics, and if it's vinyl. you can remove it and put a different one one. Check out www.vinylmayhem.com They are really respectable and make A LOT of different designs .


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Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: speedracer_gt] #103067 Feb 14, 2:51am Feb 14, 2:51am
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Go with vinyl. Unless you are 110% certain that you want to go with paint, don't go with paint. If there is even the slightest possibility you will be pleased with vinyl, you should go with vinyl. Paint will score you sweet show points but only if it's done right thumbsup

Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: Stephen] #103068 Feb 14, 3:47am Feb 14, 3:47am
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Originally Posted by Stephen
Go with vinyl. Unless you are 110% certain that you want to go with paint, don't go with paint. If there is even the slightest possibility you will be pleased with vinyl, you should go with vinyl. Paint will score you sweet show points but only if it's done right thumbsup

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Stephen's right, if you fuck up on a paint you're pretty much screwed, vinyl can be changed, and even though you may love your original choice, you may want to change it later. Go with the vinyl.

Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: speedracer_gt] #103069 Feb 14, 8:57am Feb 14, 8:57am
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sticker because what if you decide you don't want it anymore??
vinyl is very strong and nothing will happen to it if you treat it nicely. thumbsup


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Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: VSGTS14] #103070 Feb 14, 10:28am Feb 14, 10:28am
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My friend has a custom paint job on his 93 Mustang GT. Its pearl white with ghost flames and some gun metal detailing. Its so nice. Vinyl is what most of the import drivers use, and it looks great. Personally, don't think you do vinyl until your car is "done".


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Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: speedracer_gt] #103071 Feb 14, 1:21pm Feb 14, 1:21pm
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none of the above (to rice like), but if your set on it then go with paint[/color]


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Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: speedracer_gt] #103072 Feb 14, 1:26pm Feb 14, 1:26pm
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Perhaps sticker would be cheaper and easier to remove than paint would be...Just something to think about grin

Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: RyOlSe] #103073 Feb 14, 6:00pm Feb 14, 6:00pm
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Originally Posted by RyOlSe
none of the above (to rice like), but if your set on it then go with paint[/color]

Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: speedracer_gt] #103074 Feb 14, 6:03pm Feb 14, 6:03pm
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vynil - you can change it if you get tired of it
paint - it's on forever

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Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: speedracer_gt] #103075 Feb 14, 10:16pm Feb 14, 10:16pm
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do vynl.. because most likely you will eventually get bored wit it and want 2 change it.. if seen it happen

Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #103076 Feb 15, 8:16pm Feb 15, 8:16pm
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I would say none, but if you must do it, use vinyl because you can take it off when you come to your senses grin or if your tastes change. Paint is permanent thumbsup


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Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: speedracer_gt] #103077 Feb 18, 12:09am Feb 18, 12:09am
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what do you think the best colors would be on the solar yellow?

Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: speedracer_gt] #103078 Feb 18, 2:02am Feb 18, 2:02am
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Think complimentary colors such as orange, red, gold even greens would look good as a contrast scheme. You could also use black, black graphics look hot on yellow.

Think like pearl orange blended into the paint, would look sharp.

Get yourself some color wheels and paint chips, and hold 'em up to your car, imagine a little, you're bound to come up with something great! thumbsup

Vinyl is okay, but you can get more detail and a certain "pop" from paint you could never get from vinyl.

They even have this cool new machine, it's like a long, flexible rolling inkjet printer. They place it on a body panel, hook it up to a PC, and "Print" photorealistic painted graphics onto a car, the process isn't cheap, but the cost is rapidly diminishing to the point that you could conceiveably print graphics on the car for the price of less than a normal paintjob.


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Re: graphics - paint or sticker [Re: speedracer_gt] #103079 Feb 18, 2:50am Feb 18, 2:50am
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get vinal, because ide think that not to long after you put it on you will realize how ricy it is thumbsdown


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