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Pimp my bike. Anyone do custom decals?

SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
edited March 2010 in MTB general
Looking for some custom frame graphics/stickers soon.

Frame being anodised, and need some nice hightlighting stickers, graphics to Pimp it up.

So, beside doing it myself with a stencil, making it look like a 6yr olds Christmas card, who does this type of thing? Could look into local signwriter, but could be expensive though..

Or, is there any other angle to pursue???
Ta, mateys!

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  • only one choice:
    www.slikgraphics.com/

    did my whyte:
    S5030959.jpg
  • GHillGHill Posts: 2,402
    only one choice:
    www.slikgraphics.com/

    If they ever reply to your inquiry...
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    Thanks all. Apparently, they've been hacked. I'll try to contact them asap.
  • GHill wrote:
    only one choice:
    www.slikgraphics.com/

    If they ever reply to your inquiry...

    you do have to perservere admittedly
  • fannyfanny Posts: 8
    You could try ink-jet decal paper, and make them yourself?

    http://www.craftycomputerpaper.co.uk/pr ... otCatID=14
  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    You might want to be aware that anodised frames don't take stickers/decals quite as well as powdercoted ones do. Saying that, the heli tape on my Cube has held up ok :?
  • try scooterpatches.co.uk ... he does custom weather proof vinyl and will do one-offs CHEAP!!!
  • I will be doing some soon. Part of me funding my way through uni. I have all the gear to make proper vinyl stickers, solid colour only not full digital print. They will be good enough to replace stock stickers etc.

    Let me know if you are interested
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    Thanks Mr Ghost...I'll keep you on my things-to-do list. Ta!
  • Actually it is Lord Ghost :wink:

    There maybe some freebie stickers done for anyone who can help with sizes of original graphics on their frames.

    Feel free to PM me with any requests.
  • XxxBFGxxXXxxBFGxxX Posts: 1,355
    Actually it is Lord Ghost :wink:

    There maybe some freebie stickers done for anyone who can help with sizes of original graphics on their frames.

    Feel free to PM me with any requests.

    just get the size correct mate bought some form ebay recently was told there the closest to the organal as you can get ther to fooking small
  • Yeah, if you see a guy lurking around evans with a tape measure, measuring stickers, it will probably be me :oops: Got to at least try and get them right.
  • XxxBFGxxXXxxBFGxxX Posts: 1,355
    i could prob send you a spare set of orange blood original stickers to help ya out mate. therte of my bike i wont be using them.
  • carbon337carbon337 Posts: 414
    I was thinking of individualizing my Five. Love the bike but they are a bit common so would like to add a touch of jazzyness to it.

    Whats the score - do you think its suitable for a 30 yr old to pimp my ride or should I leave it for the downhill guys and people with Imprezas covered in stickers?
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    CARBON337: 30! try 53!! Course you can be Corsa/Nove/Escort boy....Why not?

    Just had an e-mail from someone who's done it already, to his own bike.
    I can put it thro to you if you want.

    You can never have too much art in the World...
  • carbon337carbon337 Posts: 414
    splott that would be good cheers -

    carl r donaldson at gmail dot com

    My brother is an illustrator - http://theeruiner.wordpress.com/ so having a chat with him to see what he can sort me out with a bike tattoo.
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    CARBON337; It's [email protected]
    Never met him, only got reply from him tonite. Seems like a really nice guy.

    TATTOOS: Funny you should say that, but my bike came with Tattoo graphics, Proflex 768.

    I sorta like em, so was considering having real tattoo on my thigh, broke my femur 2yrs ago, so was gonna put something there.
    But, put my head thro my oven door - don't ask! - and after 19 stitches, sorta changed my mind!!!
    My niece does Tattoo patterns, Celtic, flowers, animals, so MAY pluck up the guts 1 day!!!
  • GinjafroGinjafro Posts: 572
    Splottboy - I had some cool graphics laser cut at a Plymouth outfit via the Repro Unit at work, for my Cove Hustler. I'll find out exactly who they were and let you know if you want! In the meantime you can check them out on MORE DIRT.....

    http://www.moredirt.co.uk/gallery_photo.php?id=4652
    http://www.moredirt.co.uk/ratebike.php?id=3129
    Giant XTC Pro-Carbon
    Cove Hustler
    Planet X Pro-Carbon
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    GINJAFRO: Ta, butty, I'll be checking all the leads out.


    Re you graphic... I'll keep an eye out for you next time, LOL!

    Actually, that's a bit weird, as one sticker/graphic I might get done is "The Evil Eye..."

    Full explanation, only if you ask.
  • bike-a-swanbike-a-swan Posts: 1,235
    in the unlikely event I ever bought a specialized, do you think it might be going over the top to get it changed to 'specialised'? I know, it's very sad, but it annoys me, and would make the bike a bit different...
    Rock Lobster 853, Trek 1200 and a very old, tired and loved Apollo Javelin.
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    Why? I loved the Z on my 2005 Spec S Works Stumpy!

    Think it sets it apart.

    I'm thinking of "ARGO", for mine, as in the greatest journey ever, Jason and the Argonauts.
    But, no doubt some drongo is gonna think I got my 2 grand beauty from Argos, LOL!
  • bike-a-swanbike-a-swan Posts: 1,235
    now I just want to get a bike done up in tesco value colours...
    Rock Lobster 853, Trek 1200 and a very old, tired and loved Apollo Javelin.
  • Blue stripe Bike...Nice
  • richg1979richg1979 Posts: 1,087
    dont even waste your email with slikgraphics.

    ive sent about 8 emails over the last 5 months with no reply.
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