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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by alert1, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. Paul348

    Paul348 Rookie

    Jun 21, 2005
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    Paul Spurgas
    The vinyl stencils should be in the mail in a day or two.
    Paul
     
  2. Paul348

    Paul348 Rookie

    Jun 21, 2005
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    Paul Spurgas
    Due to the large request for stencils, I played with different techniques tonight to see what worked the best. Since these are vinyl graphics and flexible the best way is to use them as a reverse graphic where you paint the open areas then pull off the stencil. That kills the stencil but it works the best. I tried to spray the vinyl to stiffen it but then you lose the definition. Well to illustrate the technique I'm putting together a how to with pics. Hopefully they will be allowed to post on the site. Please give me a few days to get this all together and send out the stencils. I've got 15 people requesting so it will take a bit.
    Paul
     
  3. barbo1

    barbo1 Rookie

    Aug 21, 2004
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    Paul, Thanks so much for your efforts, I Sent a PM. its amazing what a response you have had for this item, Its great that members of this forum are able to contribute to the community! I hope to return the favor one day.

    This should shut down the ebay guy for a while!
     
  4. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
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    Aug 3, 2002
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    For those of you who haven't done this before, let me add that a long-bladed x-acto or similar hobby knife will be invaluable in "weeding" the stencil and/or adjusting and finally removing the small mask parts such as those inside letters like "o", "a" and "e".
     
  5. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
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    Oh, and you can use WHITE primer (rather than the usual automotive gray) in addition to the final white semi-gloss or gloss paint. It will help you get better coverage with thinner overal coats.
     
  6. alert1

    alert1 Karting

    Mar 17, 2005
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    Do you suggest repainting entire airbox black first and then doing the stencil?
     
  7. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
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    It depends. If it was me, yes, that's the way to do it. If you want it to look older but well preserved, then no, *if* all of your existing silkscreen logo and text are already completely gone.
     
  8. Paul348

    Paul348 Rookie

    Jun 21, 2005
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    Paul Spurgas
    Just an update, I'm sending out the first group of stencils on Saturday. Hopefully the second group will go out on Monday. I didn't realize there were so many 328s out there.
    I've had inquiries about painting the box. If you do make sure its completely dry. I'd wait 5 days before trying to apply the vinyl. Its very stickly and it could pull off the paint when you remove it.
    I'm sending two stencils to everyone so you can practice weeding and getting the feel for the materials. also don't lay-on the paint too thick, you won't get a sharp outline. Best of luck to everyone.
    Paul
     
  9. scott1967

    scott1967 Karting

    Jul 12, 2004
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    Paul - thanks again. This is very nice of you. I look forward to receiving the stencil and making the airbox look brand new again.

    Scott
     
  10. CarlH

    CarlH Karting

    Feb 5, 2004
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    Paul,
    Great work. Hope I can help you with a technical problem one day. Not wishing you a problem...just wanting to return the favor.

    On the topic. The black on the airbox is faded but intact. I am wondering weather it is better to strip the old wrinkle paint and re wrinkle paint before the lettering, or just apply a coat of black on top of the existing? I fear this might smooth out the wrinkles. Opinions?
    Carl
     
  11. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    May 5, 2001
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    Carl,
    Spraying lightly over the orig. paint won't fill it in noticably. Just misting it on should refresh the color. If you're doing it with an airbrush or spray gun, I'd over thin it a bit so it would go on thin but wet.

    If you like the results, you're ahead, if not, you'll would have had to strip & repaint anyway.
     
  12. Gianluca

    Gianluca Formula Junior

    May 6, 2003
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    Paul,
    I just received the stencil. You did a great job . I am looking forward to using it.

    Hope I can repay the favour one day.

    Gianluca
     
  13. dave80gtsi

    dave80gtsi Formula 3
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    Nov 3, 2003
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    Paul - Many thanks! I am especially pleased that you sent me two (2) of them, as this gives me one to 'experiment' with beforehand!

    Obviously, I owe you a large favor in exchange!

    Thanks and Cheers - DM
     
  14. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    much gras as the hippies used to say!!!
     
  15. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
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    Aug 3, 2002
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    Thanks much for the stencils -- it's great to see the result of Verell's and my work!
     
  16. alert1

    alert1 Karting

    Mar 17, 2005
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    got my stencils... i'm now looking even more forward to the weekend!

    thank you very much!
     
  17. Mondialmike

    Mondialmike Karting

    Mar 12, 2005
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    Paul,
    Any chance of sending a stencil to the UK? Let me know how much.

    Cheers, Mike
     
  18. TommyA

    TommyA Formula Junior
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    Thank you Paul.
    Good job.
    Cheers
    Tommy A
     
  19. CarlH

    CarlH Karting

    Feb 5, 2004
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    Got them as well - Paul, thanks much!
     
  20. Paul348

    Paul348 Rookie

    Jun 21, 2005
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    Paul Spurgas
    I'm glad you've received the stencils. I have a few more late requests which I hope to send out this week. For you international fellows I'm happy to send some along. Due to the amazing amount of interest I'd only ask you cover the postage. Just PM me you're address and I'll mail them out.
    Paul
     
  21. msouza

    msouza Formula Junior

    Mar 14, 2005
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    Paul, just received the stencils. Thank you so much, it was very kind of you to do this for all of us.

    Milton
     
  22. Ed P.

    Ed P. Formula 3

    Dec 28, 2002
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    Paul, Recieved mine as well... ditto what everyone has said above. Thanks, so much....
     
  23. gts328uk

    gts328uk Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
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    Paul

    You have PM.

    Mark
     
  24. Paul348

    Paul348 Rookie

    Jun 21, 2005
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    Paul Spurgas
    Just as a note to all who have requested. The last batch of stencils will be sent out tomorrow. You all gave my vinyl cutter a hernia. I hope they work and beautify your Ferraris. Tomorrow I start on my next project, a carbon fiber airbox for my 348 which should be a challenge.
    Paul
     

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