Honda-Fan's Silver Machine

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  1. Honda-Fan

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    Would she be willing to fill a custom small order after you're done moving? It looks like she makes full-color stickers, which is what I'm after.
     
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    :giggle:
     
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    indeed. You buy rolls or sheets of vinyl and it has a small blade like an x-acto knife to cut the vinyl. You can also buy sticker labels and cut them with the cricket or other plotters with an eye. You print your design on a printer, and then the cricket or plotter can cut out the design. Like so -


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmiqMnV-9PM
     
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    Absolutely my man!! Just send me as high-res an image as you can muster.
     
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    Hi, Everyone!
    These are my initial colorways; There's still some white particles here and there that I need to fix. Bluebeat is the 'original' version, and the others are swatch variations. Green is the 'Color Palette Correct' version of blue, ergo the same shoes. I'll send high res cleaned up versions after I check over everything. @fahnix Do the backgrounds need to be transparent?

    Colors are:

    -Bluebeat (Original)
    -Finewine
    -Greensleeve
    -Redhot

    Hondachi Bluebeat.png Hondachi Finewine.png Hondachi Greensleeve.png Hondachi Redhot.png
     
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    How much they going to cost?
     
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    I don't know as of yet, but as little as possible. I'm more just trying to share them than anything.
     
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    Im in, I'll prolly put it on my toolbox, I'm trying to keep the decals down on this car... lol
     
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    If at all possible. PNG are the best.
     
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    Okay, will do this once I get back home. Thanks!
     
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    Boss embroidered Hondachi! Still working on my colorways, @fahnix .

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    Ordered a Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood today for the LX. :excited:

    Now I just need to get a quote for respraying the front bumper AGAIN.
     
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    how much was that? Seems like a waste of dough.
     
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    It was about 750 shipped -- or rather waiting for it to ship. So, over the years of my car being used as essentially a courier vehicle, it got kinda chipped up on the interstate. Where I work now, it's way less debris-ridden and I don't have to use my car more than just commuting there and back. I needed to have my hood, left fender and bumper repainted because of the damage, but if I take the hood out of the equation, it's way easier. Plus, I just wanted a carbon hood. I doubt I've saved any realistic weight with it, but I do think it will look a lot better than my OEM hood does.
     
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    The carbon fiber is really gonna look good on your silver ride.
     
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    I'm hoping it's a pretty painless swap. Are there any hood pin brands that I should stay away from?
     
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    ya installing the hood can be a pain in butt. Why didn't you just get a used hood off another honda. honda hoods are very light already.
     
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    It would more than likely still have the same paint issues he's looking to take care of. Plus, the Carbon Fiber will look sick AF.
     
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    around 11lbs in weight savings according to others who had carbon hoods
     
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    Honda's Metallic Silver's a two edged sword -- while it looks great when it catches the light just right, it's very hard to match it correctly. Even if I just got a better condition hood, it'd probably be the wrong shade due to fade/discoloration.
     
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