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#175362 - Tue Feb 16 2010 11:31 AM Prestone Decals
itsagas Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Oct 20 2009
Loc: Four Corners
I would like to find a set of Prestone decals for my water can that I will be restoring. Like these:


Let me know if anyone has some or know of someone making them.
Thanks
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#175369 - Tue Feb 16 2010 01:08 PM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: itsagas]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Ask Dick Bennett and if he isn't able, you can check with T-WAY on this site. Either do great work, if they are able to duplicate it!


Edited by K W FRITH (Tue Feb 16 2010 01:09 PM)
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#175449 - Tue Feb 16 2010 09:43 PM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: K W FRITH]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Send me a better image or post in a PM w/ ?" x ?"

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#175487 - Wed Feb 17 2010 07:30 AM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: Dick Bennett]
George Johnston Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon May 26 2003
Loc: Beloit, Wi, USA
I am also looking for those decals.

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#175524 - Wed Feb 17 2010 09:55 AM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: George Johnston]
T-way Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
Hey guys.

Here is what I have done. Overall size is 5" tall by 7.5" wide. But as usual, It can be output at ANY size you need.



Later . . .

Jim
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#175824 - Thu Feb 18 2010 09:59 PM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: T-way]
huskybob Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 16 2001
Loc: Near Tracy Rock
Hey Dick....... can you make one that matches the one that itsagas has??

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#176036 - Sat Feb 20 2010 11:31 AM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: huskybob]
George Johnston Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon May 26 2003
Loc: Beloit, Wi, USA
T-way, did you get my pm. I would like to order some decals of prostone. Thanks George

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#176404 - Mon Feb 22 2010 08:54 AM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: George Johnston]
T-way Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
HuskyBob:

The one I show IS the same as the one Itsagas posted.

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George:

I'll have your decals for you at Peotone.

Later . . .

Jim
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#176741 - Tue Feb 23 2010 08:43 PM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: T-way]
rd_signs Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Jan 16 2006
Loc: White Deer, Tx. USA
WOW, T way, those are awesome. Are they water transfer, or vinyl?
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#176819 - Wed Feb 24 2010 09:06 AM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: rd_signs]
T-way Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
rd_signs:

They're very thin vinyl that come with a 'carrier paper' over the top - just like the vinyl lettering you would get at a sign shop.

Peel off the backing sheet and position them where you want them - then squegee them down firmly and slowly peel off the carrier paper.

You can use a bit of Windex or soapy water to help you slide them if you want - but it's not necessary if you just take the time to make sure of your location before application.

If you do use Windex/water - you should wait 24 hours before peeling off the carrier paper. This allows the Windex/water to evaporate and will ensure that the decal doesn't slip out of place during the removal of the carrier paper.

Later . . .

Jim
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#176821 - Wed Feb 24 2010 09:18 AM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: T-way]
marxmobilgas Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
Jim,
Great job on the decals. I could never do anything like that.

Is there a way to darken the blue to a navy blue?
Mark

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#176825 - Wed Feb 24 2010 09:32 AM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: marxmobilgas]
T-way Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
Mark:

That actually is a Navy Blue. It prints darker than it looks on the screen.

When you see 'art' or 'photos' on a computer screen, they are producing their own light source. So they appear brighter than a printed piece of art or a photo.

When you see a printed piece, it is reflecting the light from the sun/light source so it is darker in color.

I hope that explains it.

And as usual, colors can be modified and output sizes can be adjusted to anything you need. That is the beauty of 'Vector' art - you don't lose any of the crispness of the art when you enlarge or reduce it. Whereas 'Pixel' art only gets better if it is reduced. Enlarging Pixels only makes the resolution get worse and the chrispness go away.

Later . . .

Jim
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#177428 - Sun Feb 28 2010 02:45 PM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: T-way]
huskybob Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 16 2001
Loc: Near Tracy Rock
Originally Posted By: T-way
HuskyBob:

The one I show IS the same as the one Itsagas posted.

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George:

I'll have your decals for you at Peotone.

Later . . .

Jim



T-Way...... The reason I asked Dick if he could do a better match to the decal is that from all that I have read on Oldgas he does a very nice job and undoubtedly could really use the extra $$$ to help pay his medical expenses. He was the fist one mentioned in the thread and the first one to reply. Give the guy a break.
To me the picture that you produced does not match the one originally posted.
You can say what you want to about different light sources making colors appear differently, but I prefer to see the end result of something before I buy it and your image of the Prestone decal does not look the same as the one itsagas posted.
Are the "PRESTONE ANTI-FREEZE" letters going to be white or yellow?

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#177456 - Sun Feb 28 2010 05:34 PM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: huskybob]
T-way Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
HuskyBob:

Feel free to purchase your decals from any source you want.

I simply posted the art I already had in my system in case anybody wanted to get it from me.

As for colors or sizes - please re-read the last paragraph of my previous post.

Later . . .

Jim
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#177563 - Mon Mar 01 2010 11:03 AM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: T-way]
marxmobilgas Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
T-ways Prestone logo does print out much darker than it appears online.

T-way, thanks for the info. I have heard of vector art and it's scalability. Havent got a clue on how you make it versus pixel artwork(scans). Do you have to actually draw it on the computer?

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#177567 - Mon Mar 01 2010 11:35 AM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: marxmobilgas]
T-way Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
Yes, Vector Art has to be drawn (or re-drawn) in the computer.

Once it is re-drawn, the computer 'describes' the various shapes with math data.
So . . . when you scale the art, the computer 'does the math' to reduce or enlarge the image with no loss of detail or resolution.

A scan (or Pixel art) on the other hand, is made up of thousands of small squares of color or Black-n-White. The higher the resolution, the more 'squares' per inch.

Once the scaned image is in the computer - that's all the information the computer has. You can make something crisper by reducing it. I.E. a 150 dots-per-inch scan reduced at 50% is now 300 dpi to the computer (and printer). But, if you enlarge it, your 150 dpi image at 200% is now only 75 dpi.

Think of the difference between a photograph and a Sunday Cartoon. The photograph represents a 'high resolution image' whereas the Cartoon would be 'low resolution'.

On the cartoon, you can actually see the various dots of color where the photo appears seamless.

This comparison is a gross example - but you get the idea.

Later . . .

Jim
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#177628 - Mon Mar 01 2010 07:12 PM Re: Prestone Decals [Re: T-way]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
I can do the graphics, but not worth my time when Jim already has it.

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