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DIY :: Gone Bad...

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by cannonera, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. cannonera

    cannonera Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Hi,

    My recent attempt at DIY was to paste the FIAT sticker received during Factory Visit on my Car.
    What Happened? Well, the picture below can better describe it :(
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    Bubbles everywhere and few places the letters are distorted :(
    Had it my mind from the start to take the stickers to a stickering shop and get it pasted. But, the thrill of DIY did me in :(
    The only silver lining is that I have retained the cover sheet of the stickers that seem to have a Stencil Like Cut. Planning to take it to a Sticker shop and get the stickers re-done.


    ps: Any good sticker shop you can recommend, in Bangalore, will be helpful...
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  2. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    Bangalore
    Takes a lot of guts to attempt DIY. Takes a lot more guts to post about a DIY gone bad :clap . Anyways, a lesson learnt, l hope. Try the shop opposite Auto Shop in Koramangla.

    Rajan
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  3. jayadev

    jayadev Esperto

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    1,057
    Kannur, India
    Kannur
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    WHy not give another shot with hair dryer.
    Hot hair will melt the glue and you can pull out the sticker.
    caution : not to burn the paint.
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  4. S A SHAH

    S A SHAH Regolare

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    Srinagar
    Linea T-Jet
    If you can try puncturing the air bubbles with a very fine-tipped needle and pressing the bubble immediately in order it sticks fully.
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  5. naveen2cool

    naveen2cool Superiore

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    646
    Chennai
    You could have asked for a diy help here:)

    Just in case if you want to paste a sticker,
    1.Get some soap water ready in a spray can
    2.remove the back part of the sticker stcking to the adhesive
    3.spray the soap water there on the adhesive
    4.clean the part of the car you want to stick the sticker
    5.spray some soap water there as well
    6.now stick the sticker on the car.align it properly.
    7.use a old debit card and swipe across the sticker to bring out the excessive soap water. This would bring out the air bubbles as well
    8. Use a hair dryer and dry the sticker.


    Now as you have already made the mistake, give one more shot. Use hair dryer and blow on the air bubbles while you keep swiping with your old debit card. Pour some water on the sticker and do the same again. Then finally if it doesnt bulge use a small bell pin and poke the air bubbles carefully.


    tasting the Italian delight!
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  6. varunrtr

    varunrtr Esperto

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    1,256
    KL-01/ TO
    Grande Punto 1.3
    successfully did the DIY without much bubbles... will post pics later :)
  7. royj

    royj Esperto

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    Trivandrum
    I too choose this method to remove the few bubbles that were present after fixing the sticker way back in 2010.
  8. AmeyKhedekar

    AmeyKhedekar Amatore

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    99
    MH 02
    Mumbai
    Linea Classic
    from where i can get the FIAT sticker for my car ?
  9. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    Heptanesia
    Linea 1.3
    You could take a digital vector based file and get it done from a vinyl guy. Just take your cellphone and show him the picture and give him the vector file in a USB. Do let know if you want a vector based file for the same.
  10. AmeyKhedekar

    AmeyKhedekar Amatore

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    MH 02
    Mumbai
    Linea Classic

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