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Im lettered

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by stroker79, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Hello,

    I have just gotten my back window lettered up. The decal turned out awesome but I installed it personally and will never do that again. I botched part of it but overall its ok. As you'll notice the website is crooked on the left and the "a" has wrinkles in it. Both are my fault. But if you look past those issues it looks sweet.

    The yellow parts are reflective and it really shines!

    Heres the pics

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    and

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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. bigfoot1

    bigfoot1 Member
    Messages: 42

    Nice job, good colors
     
  3. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    Nice job, how much did that cost you?
     
  4. scuba875

    scuba875 Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    looks good I have a vinyl machine and do a lot of graphics work on amusement rides I restore. You may be able to get the wrinkle out with a hair dryer and your fingers. Use the hair dryer on low, warm up the vinyl and then try and smooth out the wrinkle.

    Not much you can do about the adress being off a little but from the picture it looks great. I doubt many people will even notice that.
     
  5. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    Looks good! Very cool colors! :salute:
     
  6. Pearcelawn

    Pearcelawn Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Looks sweet!! Does it block your vision out of the window much or can you see through it?
     
  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    I love reflective vynal and think it is worth the money for it......looks great! lil crooked but, it doesn't matter too much! Did you cut it so you can still open your slider window?
     
  8. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Thank you!

    It was $135 from sign-a-rama who i must say was awesome to work with. Decent price IMO and they did a great job. I will be a loyoal customer from here on out.

    Good to know, ill have to try that. It was about 45* out when i was appliying it so that didnt help much either. live n learn i guess. Thanks for the advice, i will try that soon.

    Thank You!


    Thanks!

    You cannot see through the decal but there is enough negative area that I can still see out the back ok. The only thing im worried about is plowing in the dark since the window is tinted from the factory and now the decal. Ill just have to make sure I take it easy.
     
  9. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802


    Thanks, I really like the reflective aspect as well. It really stands out! I did cut it so the slider still moves but i doubt ill ever open it. I may replace the window if the graphic causes me problems in favor of a non sliding rear window. We will see.....

    Also, I like your mags, they also turned out really nice!
     
  10. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Looks good, i like the color scheme too. Too late now, but some advice if youll be putting on more decals...spray the whole area with windex and make sure its soaking wet, then put the decal on it and you move it around as needed, then run a squeegee over it to get out the air bubbles and excess windex...peel the backing off and let it dry into place.
     
  11. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,989

    It's not crooked! You just have to tilt your head a bit.:D :D Just joking
     
  12. KingDuramax

    KingDuramax Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    Looks good. I would of put the web address on one window and the phone number on the other. That way they wouldn't be broke up.
     
  13. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Thanks!

    I tried that once and it worked great. I was going to do that this time but the installer at the sign shop said to tape it accros the top, then vertically in the middle to act as a hinge. Then to do one side at a time. I didnt like this way at all.

    Grrrrr, haha

    Yeah in after thougt i would have done that too. In after thought, I should have cut it up ahead of time for the 3 sections of windows and applied it that way and like you said, had the phone # on one side and the website on the other. oh well, next time, lol

    When it comes time to my trailer, im paying to get it installed! haha
     
  14. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    I appreciate all the feedback! PRAY FOR SNOW! payup :bluebounc
     
  15. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    that's a very nice design! imo i would put it on the side of the truck too.
     
  16. Mow It All

    Mow It All Member
    Messages: 77

    I had my truck lettered by Mark Signs.....He did an awsome job, it was 2 colors which made it hard to line up, he was the cheapest person I found by far....His email is mark@portugalusa.com just put Vinyl work in the subject line. He also does logo design, buisness cards, and pretty much anything printing. He is awsome and FAST........

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  17. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    nice! it looks good
     
  18. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Thanks!

    we will see. this is my personal truck as well. during the mowing season, i will have a trailer that is lettered on all 4 sides that i will be pulling.
     
  19. spittincobra01

    spittincobra01 Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    KingDuramax,

    just wanted to tell you that....

    I love your signature! :waving: :drinkup: :drinkup: :waving: