Serie Speciale Fender Badge

Discussion in 'Discussion Forum' started by AKimball92, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. kmead

    kmead Over half way.

    Location:
    Michigan
    My apologies for picking a nit: the 3 is rotated and raised even higher than the 9. Typographically the 0, 3 and 9 should all be at the same base height, the 7 should be just slightly raised in comparison to the ‘round’ based numbers.

    They make my eyes hurt...
     
  2. Brian Wermeyer

    Brian Wermeyer Low Mileage

    I only do things one way and that is to match the originals as closely as possible. The images I posted have the numbers offset, just like the originals.
     
  3. Greg (in Conn)

    Greg (in Conn) X driver- Bertone curator

    Location:
    Connecticut
    matte silver.
    lighting is key.

    ssilver.jpg ssilver2.jpg 0397.PNG
     
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  4. Brian Wermeyer

    Brian Wermeyer Low Mileage

    And none of the numbers line up.
     
  5. kmead

    kmead Over half way.

    Location:
    Michigan
    Sadly you are correct. Gaaahh. Oh well, OE is OE :)

    My apologies for my picayune behavior.
     
  6. Brian Wermeyer

    Brian Wermeyer Low Mileage

    No harm no foul, Karl. It's all good here.
     
  7. wildcat_lgf

    wildcat_lgf Low Mileage

    Location:
    Hamilton, NZ
    Hey Brian, Awesome work so far on the decals for the X (Series 3 ones too). I'd be keen on a set or a template for the SS decals, as both of mine are missing them too...definitely following this with interest.
     
  8. Brian Wermeyer

    Brian Wermeyer Low Mileage

    @wildcat_lgf I am waiting to hear from someone in Australia. The silver background is going to be an issue. I don't think it's something that modern digital printers can reproduce. Once I hear back, I will be moving forward with creating the files.

    Are your cars Australian delivered cars?
     
  9. wildcat_lgf

    wildcat_lgf Low Mileage

    Location:
    Hamilton, NZ
    Thanks Brian for your attention to detail. The X community is better off for it! My X's are listed as new in NZ - but most likely actually came via the UK. A previous X of mine (10years ago) had a UK flag on the label, so I'm basing my assumption on that...and also just found this reference about most X's being 'grey imports' on the AU website: http://www.x19.com.au/new-zealand-x19.html
     
  10. wildcat_lgf

    wildcat_lgf Low Mileage

    Location:
    Hamilton, NZ
    I was just looking at the ControlTac info as it peaked my interest...is the CT 180Cv2-120 Aluminium colour close to the original silver? And then you'd presumably print the colours overtop of the silver base (I might be showing my ignorance here?)?
    https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/790863O/colorcard-180cv2.pdf
     
  11. AKimball92

    AKimball92 True Classic

    Thanks Brian!!! Sorry I didnt get back to this thread since it started. I am trying to keep to one project consuming my mind at a time. Lately its been a vintage radio console for a christmas gift... fun hobby to pick up.

    Your work looks great. The vinyl sticker is a lot more economical and I too will need to jump on one when you get a good quote. How are you setting up the number selections?
     
  12. Brian Wermeyer

    Brian Wermeyer Low Mileage

    @wildcat_lgf I've never had one of these in my hands, so I do not have a reference.

    I have had experience with two types of inks, solvent based and UV. Both inks are applied my like our home ink jet printers. The solvent based inks will sort of melt into the vinyl. UV inks, lay on top and are cured by a UV light. They come out of the printer dry. Solvent based inks need a bit of time to cure and degas. The printer I am using now uses a UV printer. The quality and clarity of all of the details are perfect. Neither ink has pigment in them. So, they some transparency.

    I've not had any experience with the aluminum color Controltac. Most printers won't stock this because it's expensive and there is not much demand. Most printers stock the white.

    @AKimball92, thank you for the kudos. I will not be printing them. I will only be supplying a file for you to have printed.
     
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