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Feb 13, 10:16pm - #103063 
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

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Feb 14, 12:35am - #103064 
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...

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

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Feb 14, 1:26am - #103066 
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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Feb 14, 2:51am - #103067 
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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Feb 14, 3:47am - #103068 
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.

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Feb 14, 8:57am - #103069 
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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Feb 14, 10:28am - #103070 
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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Feb 14, 1:21pm - #103071 
none of the above (to rice like), but if your set on it then go with paint[/color]


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

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

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Feb 14, 6:03pm - #103074 
vynil - you can change it if you get tired of it
paint - it's on forever

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Feb 14, 10:16pm - #103075 
do vynl.. because most likely you will eventually get bored wit it and want 2 change it.. if seen it happen

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Feb 15, 8:16pm - #103076 
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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Feb 18, 12:09am - #103077 
what do you think the best colors would be on the solar yellow?

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Feb 18, 2:02am - #103078 
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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Feb 18, 2:50am - #103079 
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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