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Thread: 03 infiniti fx35 w/all the toys, add a carpc too? oh yeah... :)

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    who's lambo is that sitting next to it?
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    that's a friends galardo, or how ever you spell it

    sick ride, the dash is sick in that car too, theres an lcd even in the cluster... too bad it's a lambo without lambo doors though, they reserve that only for the really expensive one

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyracer View Post
    if you want the lettering in tact (would be sweeeeet) you can either get the testors kit:

    http://www.testors.com/catalog_item.asp?itemNbr=2255

    and print your own (the sheets are clear or white, I'd use the white, and print black outlines, leaving the white letters as if it were blank.) Then after it's dried and bonded, a few coats of clear gloss (or satin if that's your thing) and you're good.

    Or, you can try and find a shop that can cut the letters out of vinyl, but being so small it would be very hard to do.

    I think it'd be fine to leave it all black. There's not really a point to label all that. You know what it is, that's what matters.
    Thats exaclty what i was talking about. I wonder if they make pre printed/cut decals of the CD logos and such...

    You could order vinyl too, but I dont think it would come out very well. I dont think the average kinko's can handle the resolution needed to get a smooth image, let alone the fact that the inside of the lettering waste (like the hole in the D) wouldnt come out, at least not easily....

    But that car is gorgeous. I never really cared for the FX, but this one has changed my mind for sure.
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    I think any decal will look not good, unless it was like those rub on transfers maybe, to be mint it'd be silk screened or painted, if I could get someone who could cut tiny spray masks I could airbrush them, but the cuts are really tiny, most guys can't cut vinyl that tiny, it'd also have to be really thin to be precise, if it looks the least bit home made I'd rather not have it... gotta look into rub transfers maybe...

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    Let us know how you go with the transfers. I have always wondered how I would go at getting small letters stencilled / airbrushed.
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    That is a beautifull paintjob.. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
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    Was the truck totaled when you got it?
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    it was close & I coulda had it totalled, but then I wouldn't want to buy it cause it woulda been a salvage title, by being just under totalled I was able to get the customer a big check for like 70% of the value, then buy the rest of the truck making up the 30% on my end. minus his deductable of course

    this bezel is wearing me out, weld, sand repeat, weld sand repeat. it's almost done, when the basic sanding is done I work over all the edges & corners with a tiny file... I sit there filing for hours while my kids playing wrestling on xbox... when it's all good enough I move up from 80 grit to a 180, then a 320, then several coats of a trim black paint. this paint is nice, it drys almost like a rubbery plastic & fills well, great adheasion to the plastic & a real dull sheen, kinda like factory.

    when this drys good tommorow I'll sand out any remaining imperfections & repaint it again, repeat this procedure till it's flawless... then, it's done. if I decide to add any texture it could be done at this point.

    so this piece has no fillers of any kind, not even primer, just plastic & paint, it'll be real durable & not likely to develop any cracks or blemishes in use, good as new
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    I like the plastic welding, I have the option to get my plastic welding ticket on my last year of college for industry welding. It does look interesting, I might play around with it. The dash looks Wicked!
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