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  • Ford M-Sport vinyl graphics kit, advice and help sourcing, please?

     Phill Fenton updated 1 month, 1 week ago 5 Members · 13 Posts
  • Andrew Smith

    Member
    February 26, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    Hi all,

    I am looking for a little help.

    I have been asked to make and fit a Ford M-Sports graphics kit for a Ford Transit Custom 2021 LWB Is there anyone who has the artwork to reproduce these

    I don’t normally do this type of work but he is a good mate.

    any suggestions?

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    February 27, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    I think you will struggle to get an “accurate” template for one of these.

    I think the quickest solution, is to use knifeless tape

  • Jeff Rea

    Member
    March 1, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Knifeless-tape all the way!

    Templates are great if you can get hold of an accurate one, but who will have an accurate one and simply give it away? I know I wouldn’t!

  • Karen White

    Member
    March 2, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    I have been asked for this type of thing a few times now but I haven’t done any yet.
    I can use knifeless tape but I can’t make it do this type of thing and even if I could, I think the time it would take me. would far out-weigh what I could charge! 😳
    I did try finding a template online but there does seem to be lots looking but none successful.

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    March 3, 2021 at 9:14 am

    As Rob said – Knifeless-tape. It’s not that difficult, but make sure you charge accordingly. No point in giving it away

  • Karen White

    Member
    March 3, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    That looks great Phil!
    Had you been using the tape a long time before trying something like this?

    • Phill Fenton

      Member
      March 3, 2021 at 12:54 pm

      I did another van the same as this previously, and that was the first time I had used knifeless tape.

    • Phill Fenton

      Member
      March 3, 2021 at 1:04 pm

      You follow the body contours where they exist, and I used 25mm application tape to mark out the space around the headlights. Then the rest was more or less done by eye. The hardest part is making sure both sides are symmetrical

  • Karen White

    Member
    March 4, 2021 at 11:46 am

    @Phill Fenton

    Thanks Phil, I think my worry is that over that length or size of shape that the tape might fail or cut wobbly or something and the whole thing is wasted. maybe i am over thinking it. 😣

    • Phill Fenton

      Member
      March 4, 2021 at 12:30 pm

      I used to have the same fear -but the knifeless tape works very well. You just have to be careful

  • Karen White

    Member
    March 6, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    I think the best way is if I practice doing something similar using my own van and see how I get on. I don’t need to do one just now, so it’s probably the best time when I have no customer pressure! 🙂

  • Karen White

    Member
    March 6, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Sorry, one more question. How long should I expect to take to do something like this?
    I know I will take much longer than you, I’m just thinking on how I would price my time once I get a feel for doing big sections like this?

    • Phill Fenton

      Member
      March 6, 2021 at 4:59 pm

      I spent the best part of a day doing this

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