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Hey y'all. So I just ordered the decal below in red for my 2020 Cherry Black GT Turbo.
I have all the stuff... but I've never put one of these on before. Watched youtube "how to's", etc. but my question is this:
I'm fairly handy, but don't want to screw this up.
Do it myself?
Take it to a shop?

Ideas - thoughts - suggestions - appreciated.
Which ever way - I'll share pix after it's done.

RevScott

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This decal in red...

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I'd say do what you're most comfortable doing. You could order a cheap wall decal from Amazon, or even pick a couple up at a dollar store and practice. I've installed vinyl graphics before. The main thing is to use a spray bottle with a few drops of soap in it. As long as the surface is wet; you can adjust the image. Take your time and I'd use a hair dryer rather than heat gun if you've not applied vinyl before. A heat gun can melt the vinyl before you realize it if you're not used to using one.
 

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Looks pretty easy in that you only have to crease the vinyl up over the rocker panel as well as keeping it straight. Be sure to clay-rub that area (watch YT vids). But you could get a price from a shop to help with the decision.
 

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Hmm... Hadn't thought of it that way
 

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Gonna do both sides?
Looking at the bodywork, it seems it might be pretty challenging to get right. Get some help.
Don't forget to post pics.
 

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Yes... Both sides
Absolutely pix
 

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RevScott, thanks for the post and the pics! Like you, I'm contemplating a DIY install for decals. I ordered black rally stripes for my Inferno Red 2020 S on eBay. They're coming from China, so I have plenty of time to decide if I try doing it myself of taking it to a shop.
 

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The decal arrived today. I'm going to see if I can find a shop this weekend to at least get a quote. Kind of excited about the red spider on the side of it :)
 

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While I'm more a fan of stripes, I still vote DIYing it !!! Like someone posted about using soap and water and...take your time... it'll work!

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So the search to find someone to get a price for putting on the decal goes on... A twist with COVID is the decal shops in town are only doing commercial stuff now not private.

I live in an apartment so garaging it during the application is out.

I'm going next to the folks that put on window film perhaps they can help me out. Haven't given up yet
 

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Keep us posted. Anxious to see the finished product. Hope the tint people can help you out. I don’t have a garage either, so I feel ya on limitations. All the vinyl I’ve done has been in my driveway. All depends on the weather and if you’d still have access to a heat gun.
 

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I'm hoping soon - but I will post pix when I get there.
 

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Okay - here I go... Found a reputable decal shop going to do it for $100. With the fiddley bits, weird curves, & length of the decal - I'm going to have them do it. the wind has been blowing non-stop here in Amarillo - Apartment w/ no garage - I'm just not comfortable trying this one myself.
I also am having them do red rails strips on the roof like Chuck79pacecar did & red caps on the mirrors. $150 for that.
Will have it by tonight.

All in - Decal, application & red wrap $285. Not too bad.

I psyched to pick it up. I'll post pix this week.
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Hey y'all. So I just ordered the decal below in red for my 2020 Cherry Black GT Turbo.
I have all the stuff... but I've never put one of these on before. Watched youtube "how to's", etc. but my question is this:
I'm fairly handy, but don't want to screw this up.
Do it myself?
Take it to a shop?

Ideas - thoughts - suggestions - appreciated.
Which ever way - I'll share pix after it's done.

RevScott
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This decal in red...

On this black car...
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Then it will be, eight legs, four wheels and flies!
 

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Well here she is just coming out of the shop. I apologize for the poor pic, but I had to get back to work & the sun is going down.

I will try to get some better ones this weekend. But you get the idea.

Spider decal, also wrapped the mirror tops & the rail panels on the roof - All in - $285.

Meet "Redback"
I like her!

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You're never gonna see another like it, that's for sure.
Seems pricey, but if you like it, that's what matters.
Waiting for better pics with better lighting. (y)
 

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:D
Makes me happy!
 

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Well here she is just coming out of the shop. I apologize for the poor pic, but I had to get back to work & the sun is going down.

I will try to get some better ones this weekend. But you get the idea.

Spider decal, also wrapped the mirror tops & the rail panels on the roof - All in - $285.

Meet "Redback"
I like her!

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Amen! Now that is stunning! Looks great and it is now like mine, one of a kind! I have a spoiler on order.
 

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Well here she is just coming out of the shop. I apologize for the poor pic, but I had to get back to work & the sun is going down.

I will try to get some better ones this weekend. But you get the idea.

Spider decal, also wrapped the mirror tops & the rail panels on the roof - All in - $285.

Meet "Redback"
I like her!

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Awesome. Very unique! I prefer to individualize my vehicles as well.
 
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