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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:33 pm    Post subject: Paint decor on old speed cars. Reply with quote

The paint from headlight bucket back, usually country of orgin, ?
How many different schemes are there?
Are the colors repeated on the cars?
Im wondering if anyone makes a wrap for that purpose
Thanks
Just curious
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject: Re: Paint decor on old speed cars. Reply with quote

Thomas - I hope I understood your questions.

My colors from off my headlights are USA and Germany. That's my nationality.
Most cars start with the stock color and just start painting logos on them. Some cars paint their hoods black so it doesn't reflect in the wind shields. Wraps wouldn't fit the theme IMHO. But I did cheat and used a vinyl template to paint my car's door numbers and logo. The rest were done with white carbon paper and a photocopied logo. Once I had that it was hand painted with thinned out OneShot stripping paints. When dry I wet sanded them.

A google search is your friend for additional images. Here are some of my car.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Paint decor on old speed cars. Reply with quote

I wasn’t sure of the relevance of the colors as well. Looking to do a race/rally theme on my 64 and been collecting some pics from 356’s from the interwebs for ideas.

Trying to look into what would be period correct sponsors for the era as well.
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