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Unread 08-27-2014, 11:54 AM   #1
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Custom Hood Decals

Hey folks, just wondered if anyone has done any hood decals? I'm a designer and work at a sign shop so it was pretty easy for me to make a blackout decal and I had a hard time finding any ideas online, seems like there aren't many options available especially for YJs. If anyone is interested I could possibly make some for sale, I live in Vancouver BC Canada though so there would be shipping costs. My design background is in hiphop music album covers so I have a lot of experience making things look aggressive and cool lol.. It's not super easy to install something like this with shapes cut out though, so you might want to pay a sign company to put it on for you. Anyways post a pic of your hood decals (blackout top or names along side of hood) if you have some, I'm interested in seeing what's out there.

I know I used the TJ wrangler logo but I couldn't find a YJ version I was able to use.



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Unread 08-27-2014, 12:16 PM   #2
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That thing looks like a bear to put on...
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Unread 08-27-2014, 01:10 PM   #3
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When I'm driving through the woods, I put Jurassic Park magnets on my half doors. Not quite a JP jeep, but people do take a lot of cell phone pictures.
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Unread 08-27-2014, 01:11 PM   #4
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Should try a CDC magnet. Bet they don't come near you.
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Unread 08-27-2014, 01:27 PM   #5
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The CDC decal goes on the side of this:
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Unread 08-27-2014, 03:13 PM   #6
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Damn, that bear graphic looks awesome. If I wasn't running a poison spyder hood louver I would be all over that.



EDIT: Since you wanted to see what we are running, this is from before I got a new hood and the PS louver. The solid blue and red border are painted on, and the white star is a vinyl cut I found somewhere online. They seemed to hold up pretty well for a few years even through midwest winters and offroad trips followed by a good hard powerwashing.

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Unread 08-27-2014, 03:16 PM   #7
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Psyclops - Check your PM I might have work for you.

As for the CDC - Looks more like an industrial roof rack. Might be the wrong application.
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Unread 08-27-2014, 07:08 PM   #8
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I do vinyl graphics for a sign company where I live. I do some occasional graphics for cars & trucks in my spare time and it's really not very difficult to install them. One of my co workers bought his own plotter for at home and does graphics on race cars on the side. I know he's pretty reasonable and has a library of a lot of different logos to work with. I'll have to find out if he has a website set up.
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Unread 08-27-2014, 08:12 PM   #9
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A gal in my local Jeep club has one of those vinyl multi-colored wraps on her hood like companies who advertise use. She had them print out the map section of the area in her country that she was from. It's a really cool wrap. I could see doing the same for mine, but I probably wouldn't do a blackout wrap. I could see a team logo, like for the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the blackout, but I'm not sure if that would get you in trouble with licensing or not.
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Unread 08-27-2014, 09:53 PM   #10
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A gal in my local Jeep club has one of those vinyl multi-colored wraps on her hood like companies who advertise use. She had them print out the map section of the area in her country that she was from. It's a really cool wrap. I could see doing the same for mine, but I probably wouldn't do a blackout wrap. I could see a team logo, like for the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the blackout, but I'm not sure if that would get you in trouble with licensing or not.
I have thought about a full vehicle wrap on a few of the jeeps I've refurbished, but I just don't think they will hold up to the trails well. Probably because to make it cost effective, I'd use the thin cheap stuff. But then again, a few hours with a sander and $500 gets me a single stage paint job. So it makes the wraps too much at $1000 including labor.

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Unread 08-27-2014, 10:30 PM   #11
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I'm in for either a biohazard symbol to go edge to edge or a Nuclear Radiation hazard symbol to go edge to edge.
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I have thought about a full vehicle wrap on a few of the jeeps I've refurbished, but I just don't think they will hold up to the trails well. Probably because to make it cost effective, I'd use the thin cheap stuff. But then again, a few hours with a sander and $500 gets me a single stage paint job. So it makes the wraps too much at $1000 including labor.

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Don't do a full wrap - do a hood wrap like that gal did. It's far cheaper, and for most trails a hood wrap isn't going to get destroyed. It all depends if you have something to project or say, or if a single color (i.e. paint) is all you want people and yourself to see.
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