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Falken tire logo to be translated into Vinyl stencil
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Mapping out letter sizes from measurements taken on the tires. Determining which size to go with. Top is a 34mm letter hight, bottom is a 25mm letter height
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Vector artwork for Falken lettering
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Vinyl stencils ready to be applied
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After testing on my spare wheels, the best method is to shave down the sidewall of the tire ( in my case I used a corded drill with an 80 grit sandpaper wheel ) This gives the stencil a fresh and smooth surface to adhere to.
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Use a hair dryer or heat gun to heat the tire just before vinyl application
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continue use of the heat gun to insure the vinyl is applied smoothly
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work out any bubbles or creases
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both vinyls applied
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Masking off the edges of the vinyl to keep overspray at a minimum
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Wheels bagged off for paint
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Stencil removal. you can see how having a smoother surface has helped make nice crisp lines on the tire letters
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overview of the results
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Wheels with the vehicle

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