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Old 01-04-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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Painting a world map on my black powder coated aluminum boxes

any ideas on best way to do this?

i know... vanity...
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:53 AM   #2
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any ideas on best way to do this?

i know... vanity...
You could possibly project the image from your computer or on an overhead and then trace it on thick paper. Cut the continent images out and use the pattern to spray paint or brush paint the continents onto the box.

I hope this makes sense.

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Old 01-04-2013, 11:56 AM   #3
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Not a bad idea! Thanks!
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:31 PM   #4
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I'm sure I've seen something on Overhaulin or a similar programme, where the required image is traced onto tracing paper, (grease proof paper for cooking is a good substitute) then the outline of the traced image is followed around with a tool similar to a pastry cutter, only it has pins or raised spikes, which will leave the outline with tiny holes in it. I guess this could be done by hand using a pin?
The image is then transferred using chalk powder, when the tracing paper is removed you should have your required image laid out in a series of dots.

Perhaps another possible method would be good old fashioned carbon paper.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:38 PM   #5
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I wonder if you could get that either laser etched or engraved into the box.
What about a cut vinyl sticker?
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:01 PM   #6
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:06 PM   #7
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Yep. Mine are vinyl.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:15 PM   #8
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Vinyl! Sweet! Where do I get those!?
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:26 PM   #10
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Those are pretty sweet. I'm a KLR guy, though. Just can't find it in me to drop $50.

Really do appreciate you showing me these, though!
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:31 PM   #11
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Those are pretty sweet. I'm a KLR guy, though. Just can't find it in me to drop $50.

Really do appreciate you showing me these, though!
Don't think those stickies will stick to a milk crate. Look around in your area for a sign shop. Lots of places do custom cut vinyl, but it might be close to 50.00 for that. Look at RV suppliers for stickers too. Just not sure if they would have one the shows all of the continents.
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Suck it up and pay the man the $50.00
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:41 PM   #13
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Those are pretty sweet. I'm a KLR guy, though. Just can't find it in me to drop $50.

Really do appreciate you showing me these, though!
Send me the files size, and I'll cut them on a CNC vinyl cutter for the price of the vinyl (less than $5) and postage.

Do you do vector art?
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:14 PM   #14
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Send me the files size, and I'll cut them on a CNC vinyl cutter for the price of the vinyl (less than $5) and postage.

Do you do vector art?
... Some basics (just in case)

Send the size of the file in bytes (so you don't overload him with data) before you send the file .. and then only send it once you have permission to send it.

Umm better explain vector - raster.... (simple terms)

Raster is what you get with a photo (.jpeg etc) - each pixel is described in the file.

Vector describes each line - start point, end point, color, width, transparency etc. Much easier for a computer to cut to. .ps (post script) is one type.

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