How to make new frame logos?

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pritchet74
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by pritchet74

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?
Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?

artray
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by artray

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

haydos
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by haydos

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:

BobSantini
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by BobSantini

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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by jsinclair

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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by petepeterson

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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by Tinea Pedis

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

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pritchet74
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by pritchet74

Thanks guys. That's what I will do. I am hoping to get the clear and paint stripped next week!
Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?

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