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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:04 pm 
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I need a change for my Cervelo and I want to redo the huge CERVELO on the down tube in a different color and font. I don't want decals - I want to paint it. How do I go about getting the masking tape that has the text cut out of it so I can paint it?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:17 pm 
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Get some tracing paper and make a template .
It would be easier to get some decals and unless you get the finish perfect it will not look as good.
Good luck and post some pics when done


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:44 am 
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search online for a Cervelo Vector file. once found, send it to a printer of some kind, then tell them the size of the text you want and they'll print off masking for you.

Easy. :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:30 am 
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You can print out very big fonts on your pc. If you print them onto stickyback you could perhaps cut that out and use it for masking.
I haven't tried it.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:39 pm 
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1. email cervelo and ask for the vector file for their logo. it will probably be an illustrator file or something
2. take said file to a sign/decal maker and ask him to make you a few stencils. get a few extras in case you crock it on the first go

paint away.

stay away from the tracing paper unless you are going for the whole kindergarten/arts and crafts theme. tracing paper isn't dimensionally stable and will wrinkle and change shape if you look at it too hard.


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Paint sounds like a disaster waiting to happen unless you have experience doing so?. Why no decals? You could send any decent print house a raster image file. Anyone with a decent understanding of live trace in illustrator could convert to vector and make you a vinyl cut decal to apply. I guess they could make one inverted that you could use as a stencil if you wanted to paint...


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Plenty of guys on here have done their own paint. Have a search, their bikes have turned out great!

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Thanks guys. That's what I will do. I am hoping to get the clear and paint stripped next week!

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