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Old 05-10-2012, 11:47 AM   #4801
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@BP, thanks! I'll look forward to trying some new strategies

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When the detailing of F1 bodies is "in the air", are there any tricks for accurate applying of decals?
There may be better techniques, but I just cut decals as close as possibly and rely on a spray bottle with soap and water to give me some margin on application. This gives me a chance to remove air bubbles and move the placement if necessary.
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Hey Vyger,

Do you still have/run these cars?

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Yes I do, itís grown in size since those pictures were taken. Iíve added another ten or so, not including the three I have to get done with BPís stickers. Unfortunately, time (life) hasnít been on my side lately. Iíll get back to it soon and post up some picsÖplus Iím waiting for the new 104VirII. Thatís a nice looking car.

Anyway, thanks dazzler, good memories.
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Hey Oorteal,
Yes I do, itís grown in size since those pictures were taken. Iíve added another ten or so, not including the three I have to get done with BPís stickers. Unfortunately, time (life) hasnít been on my side lately. Iíll get back to it soon and post up some picsÖplus Iím waiting for the new 104VirII. Thatís a nice looking car.

Anyway, thanks dazzler, good memories.
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Vyger, now THAT would be a fun collection to photograph! (I shoot most all of BP's F1's) Incredible to say the least....I'm drooling.
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Vyger, now THAT would be a fun collection to photograph! (I shoot most all of BP's F1's) Incredible to say the least....I'm drooling.
Yes he does and he was at it again yesterday. As much confidence as I have in my work and abilities, Dish manages to extract that last 5% that puts it over the top. If you need a photographer and want a great one he's your man.


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I really don't want to sell this thing, but kind of need some cash right now.

Tamiya F104 TONS of upgrades
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Dear Brad,

Those collection Mclarens are screaming for some rear view mirrors. How can Ayrton see Prost without them?

I hope you are well,

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Old 05-11-2012, 05:25 AM   #4809
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There may be better techniques, but I just cut decals as close as possibly and rely on a spray bottle with soap and water to give me some margin on application. This gives me a chance to remove air bubbles and move the placement if necessary.
Thanks! Have heard they use something similar for the real car decals. Silly question but You spray the area with soap water and then You place the sticker or You put the sticker into the soap water and place it on a dry body?

BTW Chance to remove air bubbles and move the placement is just what I'm looking for...
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:33 AM   #4810
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I'm a tad fed up of this prost bashing since the senna movie.
You know he fairly beat Ayrton on many occasion in the same car and actually
Set more fast laps than Senna in his career!

I'm a Senna fan over prost any day but he was just as quick.

Ps, ignore this rant x x

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Those collection Mclarens are screaming for some rear view mirrors. How can Ayrton see Prost without them?

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Thanks! Have heard they use something similar for the real car decals. Silly question but You spray the area with soap water and then You place the sticker or You put the sticker into the soap water and place it on a dry body?

BTW Chance to remove air bubbles and move the placement is just what I'm looking for...
The soapy water works well for the Tamiya decals.
I would be careful of trying to do a wet application with our new decals though, they are printed on the repositionable, pressure sensitive vinyl, and I am not sure that it likes to get wet. You wont hurt the vinyl itself, but you may diminish the vinyls ability to stick to the surface. The easiest way to minimize air bubbles is to work the decal from one end to the other. Working center out is even better. For the smaller stuff I use tweazers or the flat of an xacto knife
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The soapy water works well for the Tamiya decals.
I would be careful of trying to do a wet application with our new decals though, they are printed on the repositionable, pressure sensitive vinyl, and I am not sure that it likes to get wet. You wont hurt the vinyl itself, but you may diminish the vinyls ability to stick to the surface. The easiest way to minimize air bubbles is to work the decal from one end to the other. Working center out is even better. For the smaller stuff I use tweazers or the flat of an xacto knife
I have also seen a lot of guys use the sticker backing they have just removed as a tool. If you take the backing, and put the sticker back on perpendicular to the decal, you can use it to lay the decal on the body. It will pull out from under the decal easily.
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Vyger, now THAT would be a fun collection to photograph! (I shoot most all of BP's F1's) Incredible to say the least....I'm drooling.
Your photos are AMAZING. I've always been a BIG FAN of the pics BP puts up. Leaps and bounds over my workbench/point & shoot. You have a great skill that lends it self to the your hobby.

I wish I was in Michigan near you wait...what the hell am I saying I wish you were here in Cali (sorry I'm sure you understand )
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Didn't that coming soon announcement say "CONFIDENTIAL"?
Oh don't worry we are very discreet at this forum, rarely post at other F1 or non F1 forums.

Right guys?

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Just in case anyone needs a better view (only for us - not to be divulge)

New F104 V2 JUST OUT!


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Just completed my version of the 2012 RB8 livery. Took a while with the vinyl cutter, but feel pretty good about it for a 2nd F1 paintjob .



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