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Re: firestorm 50th anniversary with new home

Post by Wicky » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:15 pm

Possibly the decals could be recreated but I'd need hi-res photos square on and with measurements of what needs doing.

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I've got this from Yeti's bike from a workshop day - Is it the 'LIMITED EDITION V² 90° DOHC" Decal you need - if so give me the the measurements and I can create a vector file for it which you can made up & laser cut at a local to you vehicle vinyl graphics firm.

If you could get a big sheet of tracing paper and could trace the whole number board white part and the carbon effect part both for the lower tail piece and upper seat cowl (and post it to me - PM me for my email address) then I could make a file for that also - which a lot of folk have been after for yonks.

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Re: firestorm 50th anniversary with new home

Post by VTRDark » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:26 pm

That's a good idea wicky, I wouldn't mind some anniversary number boards minus the Limited edition blah blah. I was thinking of doing the same myself at one stage by tracing Yetis.

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Re: firestorm 50th anniversary with new home

Post by macdee » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:35 pm

like your thinking wicky
the photo of the round anniversary is spot on
i will get the rear plate traced and send the result to you asap
when i looked closely at the carbon if seems to be a gloss finish print of carbon fiber and a quick reference to ebay would be very cheap to buy on the other hand 3m is doing carbon fiber effect vinyl (the weave has a 3D effect ) which looks allot better quality but may not be as original, maybe as time has passed better vinyl is available but i don't how it would look if trying to keep as close to original as possible.
my brother has a very camera equipment so he's going to be dragged in to sort this side of things is there any other bit in bobs you need
photos of for your records
yeti has replied to my rants to tell me that the vtr and 50th logos are gold leaf it might b good to have a quick chat with him as he said he was working on a replacement
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Re: firestorm 50th anniversary with new home

Post by Wicky » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:55 pm

The digital vector files are really just scaleable outlines which the printers you need to use will use to cut out from the appropriate vinyl sheet which you need to specify to them and match as best you can from what they have in stock or source from a 3rd party.

The gold chrome vinyl isn't a problem - but there is a process where they can print on vinyl any other colour using a hi-tech injet printer but unfortunately it doesn't work on metallic effect vinyls. So a way round it to recreate the original decal is to get a disk of gold chrome vinyl, apply that then apply over it accurately another disk of transparent vinyl layer with the printed lettering in black . :D

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So on that principle the decals vectors I can supply will be multi part for the different colours and effects and will need careful and accurate measuring and final placement

PM me so you can send me photos of the damage and what needs rectifying - and take lots of relative measurements to decal placement and their scale & size.
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Re: firestorm 50th anniversary with new home

Post by YETI » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:54 pm

HANG ON !! thats my bike !!!
it is gold leaf dont go down the vinly route , i did look at it and it looks cr*p
next to the original , thats why i had my bloke knock my tank decals up in gold leaf
and they are a perfect match to the original , but a bugger to lay on as they dont
move around as well as standard decals / they wrinkle and you only get one go :thumbdown:
i didnt get a chance to ring my bloke to see what the situation was ref these today but i will
try and contact him tomorrow to see if hes done any yet / i hadnt been in a rush for these
as i have more pressing bits to sort .
do i have copy right on the photos of my bike ? actually impleased they can
be used like this its a realy good resource to have , your a clever man mr wicky . :thumbup:

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Re: firestorm 50th anniversary with new home

Post by Wicky » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:27 pm

Cheers Yeti - What graphics files have you got - all the tail decals?

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anyhoo

Here's the first one I've done

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https://dl.dropbox.com/u/45241626/Tail%20Decal.pdf

Just needs sizing to a fraction larger than a gold vinyl disk cut to the correct size and carefully overlaying so the black border just covers the gold disk edge.
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Re: firestorm 50th anniversary with new home

Post by Wicky » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:15 pm

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http://cl.ly/1a2m2r182R1y

This will need either printing out in one piece on transparent vinyl, or the 'V' should be done in black vinyl and the' 2' printed on clear vinyl then carefully applied.
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Re: firestorm 50th anniversary with new home

Post by Xenocide » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:45 am

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Re: firestorm 50th anniversary with new home

Post by tony.mon » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:16 pm

YETI wrote:HANG ON !!
do i have copy right on the photos of my bike ? actually impleased they can
be used like this its a realy good resource to have , your a clever man mr wicky . :thumbup:

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Now we can all have an Anniversary one.
Can you also make a few variations?
I'd like one saying "50th Anniversay of Tony last cleaning his bike". :cool2
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Re: firestorm 50th anniversary with new home

Post by Wicky » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:25 pm

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Re: firestorm 50th anniversary with new home

Post by VTRDark » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:44 pm

I'd like one saying "50th Anniversay of Tony last cleaning his bike". :cool2
Image :)

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Re: firestorm 50th anniversary with new home

Post by tony.mon » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:03 pm

cybercarl wrote:
I'd like one saying "50th Anniversay of Tony last cleaning his bike". :cool2
Image :)

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Can that be just printed off and sent to a sticker printer, or would it have to be vectored?
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Re: firestorm 50th anniversary with new home

Post by VTRDark » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:30 pm

That was just a PNG file, but here's a PDF which would be better for getting printed off.
http://www.mediafire.com/?qchhh40g1c4iw51

Getting some printers to print the metallic effect is more expensive and can be tricky. But if it was done with a regular two colour printer the background would be a grey graduation. There's always the option of getting an A4 sheet of injet printer sticky label paper/card and just printing it off at home. Then laminate or lacquer over it.

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