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    what i would do is get some small vinyl decals cut and then spray a base color of what you want your text to be, then put the stickers on, and spray a top coat or 2, then remove decals and clear.

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    i tried that a while ago, problem is that the font is so small it is very hard to get crisp letters
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    If the writing is in an area that you don't touch, you might want to just go straight vinyl.

    I did and it looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx View Post
    i tried that a while ago, problem is that the font is so small it is very hard to get crisp letters

    i would get some high quality decals and try it with a 2 or 3 stage paint. it will be thinner and then you can bury the paint lines in clear.

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    i tried it with a base clearcoat automitive paint. wasn't happy with the results, but maybe i'm did something wrong.

    if he went the decal route, a coat of clear over it should stop it from tearing off
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx View Post
    i tried it with a base clearcoat automitive paint. wasn't happy with the results, but maybe i'm did something wrong.

    if he went the decal route, a coat of clear over it should stop it from tearing off
    if it was applied via aerosol can thats where you went wrong that stuff goes down WAY too thick

    you need to get put it down with a real paint gun, then wetsand and buff. thats the only real way to do it. this method is used all the time when putting decals into paint jobs, never ever clear over the vinyl decal tho it will peel up.

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    ah, thats where i probably went wrong. anyways. the laser etching is working for me now. so i'll stick with what works for me :-)
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    paint from a real paint gun thats layered correctly is like a third of the thicknes of rattle can poo.

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