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Old 06-19-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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Custom Center Caps

i am looking for some custom center caps/emblems for my AR Torq Thrust Ms.

does anyone have any custom center caps they want to show off? please list where they are from as well.

i contacted one place i found online, but they won't return my emails.

another place i found makes cool custom ones, will run around 125 a set!!! just for the adhesive backed emblem to go on my caps.

let see what you have, doesn't matter the brand of wheel.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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this is the design i like, the 2nd one for the wheel caps, and i might do the first one as a chrome emblem for the fenders below the camaro!

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Old 06-20-2012, 11:28 AM   #3
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a company in the UK will make these for 15.99 shipped, vinyl with a clear resin top coat.



thoughts?
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:47 PM   #4
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photoshopped on the wheel;

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Old 06-20-2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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versus the original;

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Old 06-20-2012, 04:04 PM   #6
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with the car in view;

as is;



proposed;


i know it is subtle, but i think i like it.

nobody has anything to say about it, eh? hard to believe from such an opinionated group!!! LOL
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:14 PM   #7
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I like both! Did you get a price on the fender emblems and if so from who and how much?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:39 PM   #8
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I like it a lot.....little things like that add so much to a car
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:43 PM   #9
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a company in the UK will make these for 15.99 shipped, vinyl with a clear resin top coat.



thoughts?
Can you get this company to make them with an SS ?

Maybe a group buy?

I looked a few months ago for something to fit the exact same center but didn't find anything I liked. I too sent messages that went unanswered.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:02 AM   #10
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Can you get this company to make them with an SS ?

Maybe a group buy?

I looked a few months ago for something to fit the exact same center but didn't find anything I liked. I too sent messages that went unanswered.
they can pretty much do anything, i had someone else do the artwork and sent the artwork to the decal company, and they placed it on the CF background.

anyone with some PS experience could do the artwork.

i am actually thinking about enlarging the RS slightly anyhow, if i do that i can do some SSs as well, with different color inserts.

the group buy thing probably a no-go, they only charge $16 shipped, but takes 2 weeks or so. if we came up with a single size/design, we could maybe get a reduced price if we had a bunch of sets made. but with all the different size wheels centers and designs people would want, it would probably be better if everyone got their own individual quotes???

i measured my centers at 1.665", and this company does them in mm increments, so i went with 42mm.

this is the company; http://3dcarstickers.com/en/

i said earlier they were UK, but i am not sure about that.

they replied within the next day.

thanks for the comments.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:10 AM   #11
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So these are pieces that you stick over the existing center caps? I have the same rims as you, but in chrome. I could go for center caps with "SS".
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:26 AM   #12
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So these are pieces that you stick over the existing center caps? I have the same rims as you, but in chrome. I could go for center caps with "SS".
i plan on removing the decals that came with the wheels. install the new ones in their place, they will look very similar in design, having the clear resin giving the thickness.

i am going to adjust the artwork a bit, enlarge the RS and i can possibly make some SS ones, i'll make some white center and red center for now.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:50 PM   #13
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i plan on removing the decals that came with the wheels. install the new ones in their place, they will look very similar in design, having the clear resin giving the thickness.

i am going to adjust the artwork a bit, enlarge the RS and i can possibly make some SS ones, i'll make some white center and red center for now.
Aren't the decals sealed in a plastic cover? Post some pics of you removing the decals so we can see how its done.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:10 PM   #14
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the "plastic cover" is a resin poured over the decal, then when the resin hardens, the decal is applied.

if you watch the little video on this page, you'll see how it is done, not too hard for someone who wanted to do it themselves.

http://www.sirvisual.it/languageeng/convex.asp

the trick will be removing it without damaging the edge of the cap itself!
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:38 PM   #15
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i played with the artwork a bit, tried to get a bit of a chrome effect on the silver parts, what do you think? i sent it to the decal company to see if it will work on their CF background.



compared to the orig;



still need to figure out how to change the RS to an SS, and make it a bit bigger, takes quite awhile to stumble through PS tutorials!!
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i played with the artwork a bit, tried to get a bit of a chrome effect on the silver parts, what do you think? i sent it to the decal company to see if it will work on their CF background.



still need to figure out how to change the RS to an SS, and make it a bit bigger, takes quite awhile to stumble through PS tutorials!!

That looks great !

You're right PS is complicated....if you don't use it everyday you need a manual every time...lol
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:45 PM   #17
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I got these with my Forgelines. Tony (nineball) hooked me up with them.



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Old 06-21-2012, 11:46 PM   #18
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That looks great !


thanks a lot!


You're right PS is complicated....if you don't use it everyday you need a manual every time...lol

that's for sure!
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:47 PM   #19
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[QUOTE=monstertodd;5169427]I got these with my Forgelines. Tony (nineball) hooked me up with them.


look good, look machined.
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New artwork looks great!
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:43 PM   #21
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new improved artwork?



i enlarged the RS and redid the chrome effect, i can change the color inside the RS pretty easy.

next step is to try and make an SS version!
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:04 PM   #22
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first shot at an SS one;



not perfect, but ok for a center cap i think.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:13 PM   #23
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white SS version;

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Old 06-22-2012, 03:18 PM   #24
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has he got a web or is he on this forum?
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has he got a web or is he on this forum?
try here; http://www.camaro5.com/forums/member.php?u=4541
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