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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:42 pm 
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If you do camo, do she1 camo:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:58 pm 
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That looks good but I imagine it would be quite hard, considering its something I'm probably gonna have to with spray paint :lol:

Just found this one
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could do the 'Boardman logos like this block writing over the top of it.


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That would be good. Or get custom graphics?

How about getting a 'skin' printed that covers a lot of the frame?


The she one is actually quite easy, just cut out some staggered shapes and spray them onto it.


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Why not get it vinyl wrapped like Lotus did with the show car t'other year.. union flag.. or your own design? Thats big in the scootering world at the moment. Cheap enough too and you'll keep the original finish underneath


*edit. Think thats the 'skin' C is referring to..


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Yeah i wasnt thinking full skin though, just some sticker wraps.

Like this:

http://www.slikgraphics.com/collections/frame-decals


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:50 am 
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No matter what design I use I will have custom logos, and as for a skin, I don't like stickers really.


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for inspiration:

http://picasaweb.google.com/VCIYCCILOEU ... tExamples#

or some of Rody's work

http://groovycycleworks.com/Gallery.aspx


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60's psychedelic or 80's "Prince" paisley


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:14 am 
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OMG - have you seen the tartan handlebars @ Groovy (above) - I want a bike like that!


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There's a place in York that does amazing finishes. Its basicly a very thin film that is laid on a tank of water. You then lower the frame into the tank and the film sticks to the frame. Its then laquered over. I've seen a frame done this way and it looked brilliant.

If you look at Ricky Feather's blog there is a link to the place that does this work.


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