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  • Cheeky one for Vivaro New Shape, help needed please?

  • Richard Urquhart

    Member
    February 13, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    Would anyone that’s done a vector file for flood coat be willing to let me have the file ( happy to pay or swap for ones I have made ) for another vehicle
    if not we will template and create a file as we have a few to sign


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  • Richard Urquhart

    Member
    February 14, 2020 at 4:53 pm


    A few adjustments and were sorted

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    February 14, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    To be honest mate, I would do what you have done and paper template the recess and trace every-day of the week.

    As much as I love Impacts software, no-vehicle software is accurate enough for cutting the likes of magnetic panels.
    Even once I trace what I want, I come in a further 10mm all around to allow a bit of movement when applying the magnetic panel.

  • David Hammond

    Member
    February 15, 2020 at 7:23 am

    I’ve never had much luck tracing a template to make a cut file.

    I think it’s when we take the photo of it, the image distorts.

  • Richard Urquhart

    Member
    February 15, 2020 at 7:20 pm
    quote David Hammond:

    I’ve never had much luck tracing a template to make a cut file.

    I think it’s when we take the photo of it, the image distorts.

    You can’t do it from a photo to be fair, as Rob said the outlines are good for designs and some are very close but you can’t beat app tape and a marker, if it’s a one off van I normally template and place the app tape on top and cut the panel by hand but when you know your have a few to do or it’s a popular van it’s worth the time. This took me about 4 edits and a few meters of old vinyl and now it’s good to go

  • David Hammond

    Member
    February 15, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    How do you trace it from the app tape template?

    Take a photo?

    I tried it once with drafting paper, took a photo, but took more than 4 edits :bangshead:

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