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Followup - Car Knotwork Sticker...
Posted by sir_tal on Oct 12th, 2004 12:16 AM
I got the pics of my new car knotwork sticker up in my Photo Gallery. Just go to the Photo Gallery section and look for sir_tal's gallery. There you can find my knotwork sticker. Or, if you'd rather just go to my personal site, you can do so here.

http://www.thedow.org/car_sticker.htm

Feel free to let me know what you think. C'mon, be honest. smile.gif

-Chris





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Nice
Posted by emerald-eyedwanderer on Oct 16th, 2004 11:24 AM
I really like it, Chris. Usually I'm not a big fan of over the top detail work, but this is really nice looking. thumbs_up.gif





Why, thank you. :)
Posted by sir_tal on Oct 12th, 2004 3:21 PM
I'm in California, so if I have a car, I am legally obligated to trick it out. wink.gif Just kidding. Actually, my car is a wuss engine-wise, but I like the way it looks. smile.gif

-Chris





Wow!
Posted by Ceciliastar1 on Oct 12th, 2004 1:50 PM
That knotwork thang looks awesome, not to mention your car looks really nice too. I love the idea of adding something like that to a car. When I have a car (someday) I may have to steal your idea wink.gif





Knotwork Sticker...
Posted by sir_tal on Oct 12th, 2004 9:09 AM
Well, I designed it and took the graphic to http://www.vehiclestickers.com and the guy that runs that place cut the vinyl. However, you may want to look for a better option.

I originally contacted him explaining EXACTLY what I wanted and pointed him to the knotwork I had posted on my website He replied that it would be no problem. So last Satuday about 10:10am (10 minutes after they opened), I took the graphic down to him and asked him what he thought. He was impressed with the graphic and said it should take no more than a 2 and a half hours. We went to Barnes and Noble, looked around, went to lunch, sat and talked for awhile, went back to the place, and he had a test one done. It looked like a grid. As you know with knotwork, the strands are supposed to look like they go over and under, etc. When I asked him about the weave, he said it MIGHT end up looking right once you got it applied.

In addition, when he was explaining how vector graphics worked, he was completely off. (I took graphics courses in college...I know what a vector graphic is and what a bitmap graphic is, and he was way off.) At any rate, I re-explained exactly what I wanted, and he said he would need to work on the graphic to make some of my lines darker. He said it should be ready by Sunday. Well, it was ready after church, but my wife and I had to work on it for about 45 minutes to make sure it looked right, and there were a lot of mistakes. Most of it could be fixed with a box-cutter and some needles, but it was a pain. My wife and I concluded that next time, we'd either take it someplace else or cut it ourselves, since we know what we want.

I would look online for a place that will let you bring your own graphic in, and has been around for a couple years. This guy is new to the area, and I wasn't too impressed with his professionality. Of course, now that he has done that knotwork for me, he's a little more experienced in the way of knotwork.

As far as cost goes, he charged me $0.15/sq. in. for the vinyl itself, and he'll charge you for all graphics work he has to do, either design time or cleanup time. Hope this helps.





Exactly what I've been milling over
Posted by Aaediwen on Oct 12th, 2004 5:52 AM
I've been thinking about much the same thing for my Corolla. Only instead of on the window, I was thinking down the side panel or across the trunk. Thinking about getting those same taillights for it too. Where'd you get the decal made?



 




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