09-10-2005, 08:26 AM
I havent' even got my new ride yet, but I think I am going to strip the MXZ decals.
First Question - anyone used vinyl graphics? How'd they look and stick? Is there a secret to applying them so that the textured plactic underneath don't show thru?
Aren't sled wraps vinyl? I want to go custom if it will look good. You know the saying, GO BIG OR GO HOME :cool:
Stock decals-if I have to go with stock decals, anyone want to share their secrets for awesome application? It would really :cussing: me off if I got a bubble or they weren't straight.
Last question-a lot of people say they use ascetone on the panels. Is this really safe? Doesn't it fade the plastic panel?
09-10-2005, 08:48 PM
The best way I found to put decals on with out bubbles is to use a liquid like glass cleaner. I just spray the surface down real well and sit the decal right in the spray, now you and position the decal any way you wish. Next take an old credit card and squigy the liquid out from underneath. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense but when the glass cleaner evaporates the decal isn't goin anywhere. Good luce, nothing beats the look of a custom decal job. I kept running in to a guy in the Seney area last year that had his black REV striped down and only a Bat logo on each side, it definitly stood out.
09-11-2005, 09:18 AM
Thanks for the tip Jason, My graphics supplier is well versed, and has a very busy shop. However he is concerned with what type of decal or manufacturer to use, to ensure the new graphics will adhere to the rough surface on the Rev side panels. Anyone have more tips? Seems like everyone is doing it.
ps-anyone have pics of cool tripped out sleds :)
09-11-2005, 09:51 AM
Ask your decal guy to use High Quality marine grade vinyl. The marine quality is UV resistant (won't fade or discolour). Keep in mind that flourescent colours always loose their brightness after long sun exposure. Use a hair drier to remove old graphics then clean area where your going to apply decals with warm soapy water until water stops beading (washes off in sheets). Guaranteed good results !
Can't wait to see the results !!!
09-11-2005, 08:16 PM
Almost forgot about one more thing. Whenever I've put decals on the plastic side panels I first spray the area down with a good degreaser to cut any film that might be on the side, next I rub the area with an alchohol solution tthat will take any degreaser residure off and then evaporate dry. This seems to work well for me on the type of areas that your talking about.
09-11-2005, 08:21 PM
This is all I have thought about ALL weekend!
It's gonna be done. Going to have a professional do it, however he has something in mind (design). I can work with it if he'll work with my colours.
I will strip the sled, no problem there. My problem will be waiting for him to design then apply!!!! He's not known to work fast!
umm, did I mention that my ride hasn't even come in yet...............I think there is something wrong with me