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Woodgrain Experiment with my 520-H

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Another Sunday morning and here I am in my shop trying to work on projects but 

find myself on the forum more than I should be. A while back it was suggested to me that

the wood grain decals from the late sixties might look nice on a 3,4 or 500 series tractor.

So this morning instead of focusing on sign customer projects I made a set of wood grain decals

for the 520-H I acquired at the BIG SHOW. they are waiting for lamination right now and I am going to 

apply them later today. I will put them over the original decals just to see if I like the look.

Hoping to refurbish the paint  and find an exhaust shield for it this year.

 

This image is just a photoshopped image and I will post a picture of the actual tractor when I get them installed.

 

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I like 'em...

was always curious as to what decals with a background of textured gold leaf might look like too Terry. 

Just an idea. 

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I like 'em...

was always curious as to what decals with a background of textured gold leaf might look like too Terry. 

Just an idea. 

They would look very expensive but very cool.

I may try that in the future. 

Maybe some carbon fiber?

 

Cool, just like the Wagon Queen Family Truckster  

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One of my all time favorite movies. 

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Yeah, can we see carbon fiber too Terry.    :scared-eek: 

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Just may have to try the carbon fiber too.

 

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:text-yeahthat:  Now that's bada$$ right there.   :handgestures-salute:

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Just may have to try the carbon fiber too.

 

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Just my opinon, but I like this one better than the wood grain....

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Get some Corinthian Leather on there and your all set! :thumbs:

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After quickly laying on the right side hood decal I applied the front hood and was not satisfied so I pulled it back off and wadded it up 

into a little ball and threw it in the trash. Started to make a new one but decided to test my heat gun theory. 

Pulled the little ball of vinyl out of the trash and began to carefully straighten it out. Not the easy part.

Laid it out on the table and applied heat to it. Amazing how this material will shrink back to its original state with no creases

after being rolled into a little ball. With that done I went back out and applied again just to see if it would lay down right.

 

Here is the result. It's ok but I am now working on the carbon fiber look and will install them later today.

 

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:text-yeahthat:  Now that's bada$$ right there.   :handgestures-salute:

I agree Craig. Hope to have a set put on later today

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The next show is a year away and we're all ready pimping rides! :) How cool is that! :thumbs:

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Here is a quick video to show the properties of the wrap material I use for most of the graphics.

Need to figure out how to embed videos so a thumbnail shows.

 

 

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Need to figure out how to embed videos so a thumbnail shows.

 

 

Agreed....Right now NONE of my posts with photobucket photos can be seen because I have exceeded the free amount of space for the month. On July 9th, my month will start over again.

Anytime someone goes to PB to look at a photo, it counts against my usage......

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Hard to tell from the pic but is that the same carbon fiber we were messing around with for the large hood decal on my 1057?

Your having a blast experimenting aren't you terry?

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Just got back in the shop after mowing with the wood grain graphics. 

Seems to mow better.  :ROTF:  Yes Martin that is the same but if I darken them up enough

maybe I will like them. Good opportunity to give it a try though.

 

I have come to the conclusion that I need a lawn sweep for my rear discharge deck. Love the cut but 

the windrow effect not so much.

 

Now to tweek some graphics and warm up the printer.

 

More photos to come.

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I bet it would mow even better still with gold leaf   :wh: 's on carbon fiber decals.   :popcorn: 

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I bet it would mow even better still with gold leaf   :wh: 's on carbon fiber decals.   :popcorn: 

Just finished the artwork and ready to print the carbon fiber 

I am going to cut the lettering and horse logos in gold leaf.

should have it done by 4:30 craig so keep eating the popcorn

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Took an hour longer than planned but it is done.

The Carbon Fiber 520-H with gold leaf overlays.

Use phone camera so pictures dont do it justice.

I like this so it will stay this way for a while.

 

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Well worth the wait Terry...looks better than factory to me.

Bet that thing mows like the wind now.    :auto-layrubber:

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Thanks Craig

Now its time to get the Valkyrie out and take a nice ride.

Been here since 6 AM 

I played with my 520 more than I worked though..

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So, it was a good :wh: day then Terry.   :handgestures-thumbsup: 

You done good today...you deserve a break. 

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So the question are you going to produce the carbon fiber decals????

Not with the gold leaf overlays as they are a giant PITA to weed the tiny logo details but yes using a printed Gold.

Have some work to do first getting the 3 and 400 series templates set

then I will list them. 

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I agree with Mayhem'13 looks much better than factory. Nice work, Terry.

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