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    Does anyone do vinyl?
    on: Jul 27, 2018, 02.07 am
    Jul 27, 2018, 02.07 am
    Wifey says I'm too old to do this to the bike. Is she right? Thoughts? Would you be embarrassed to ride this bike, or proud? Granted, it would look better on a drab green tank, maybe with some stenciling....

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    Re: Does anyone do vinyl?
    Reply #1 on: Jul 27, 2018, 11.50 am
    Jul 27, 2018, 11.50 am
    Would I do it?  No.  Do I think that it looks pretty neat?  Sure!   :129:
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    Re: Does anyone do vinyl?
    Reply #2 on: Jul 27, 2018, 02.30 pm
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    looks like a WW2 P-40
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    Re: Does anyone do vinyl?
    Reply #3 on: Jul 27, 2018, 03.30 pm
    Jul 27, 2018, 03.30 pm
    I play around with some.
    https://photos.triumph-trophy.com/album/waH7



    Cutting 3 different colors would be easy once you have the pattern.  For you to lay them out would be a challenge because you only get one shot at it.  The other option is to layer it.  In that link you will see a yellow/black and red/black.  Those are black backgrounds with the color stacked on top of it.  You would be looking at doing that with 3 colors.

    Maybe a “pro” could do it and fuse the 3 together instead of layering.






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    Re: Does anyone do vinyl?
    Reply #4 on: Jul 27, 2018, 05.23 pm
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    This idea:
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    Re: Does anyone do vinyl?
    Reply #5 on: Aug 04, 2018, 02.55 pm
    Aug 04, 2018, 02.55 pm
    Disclaimer: Remember how much you are paying to get my opinion on this subject.

    As the bike is British, a US / China (reference the Flying Tigers for this) P-40 Tomahawk paint job would be interesting yet maybe something more British flair could be done. Except, post WW1 the RAF got to be a bunch of stuck of sticky bits that were rigid in their paint schemes. The Dam Busters had a standard paint scheme. Same with the Polish and other famous squadrons.

    The reason the Flying Tigers got away with it, as the US Army Air Corp was also quite rigid (what is it with these military types?) in paint schemes, was they were technically not in the US military when serving in the Flying Tigers. Essentially all the members had resigned from the military with an understanding that if / when the US entered WW2, they would be picked back up by their service branch and given credit for their service in the squadrons.

    Would I do this to my blue Trophy, nope. Do I think it is cool, YES! I think it shows Panache and Flair!

    If I did anything with mine, it would be in memory of my time in the US Navy.

    Hmm a vinyl decal of the Navy Emblem would look really good on top of the top case... 
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    Re: Does anyone do vinyl?
    Reply #6 on: Aug 04, 2018, 08.26 pm
    Aug 04, 2018, 08.26 pm
    I admire your ingenuity, but given the bike's heritage I think RAF roundels would be more apporpriate.....


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    Re: Does anyone do vinyl?
    Reply #7 on: Aug 05, 2018, 01.34 am
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    Just don't put one on the rear of the top box. It'd give the car drivers something to aim at.  :745:
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