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Eyedol7513

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« on: 01-24-2005 22:27 »

First off, I apologize if this was already posted before, but the reason I didn't search for it, was because I don't know the name of the product. (If it exists.)

Does the following product I will describe exist? If so, where can I buy it?

*It's kind of like a sticker, but not really. You put the sticker on the window of your car, press down, then peel of part of it. What's left on the window is something like an outline of whatever the picture is. (For example, there was a white outline of Speedy Gonzalez on a car I saw a few days ago.) A better visual is just what Fry looks like in the new [as] bumps. The white outline. Only that goes on your car.*
Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #1 on: 01-25-2005 00:13 »
« Last Edit on: 01-25-2005 00:13 »

Does it kinda looked like etched glass?  I've seen something similar of Scooby-Doo, Superman etc but haven't come across anything Futurama related, and I check Ebay almost everyday for new Futurama items for sale. wink
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #2 on: 01-25-2005 03:25 »
« Last Edit on: 01-25-2005 03:25 »

^Yeah. White lines. (As I said before, like the new Futurama bumps on [as]. {The ones with the white outlines.})

Does anyone know what those things are called?
z0idberg

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« Reply #3 on: 01-25-2005 05:27 »

you could make your own one using glue
Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #4 on: 01-25-2005 13:07 »

I just had a thought.  I've seen a product on the market that looks like paint (comes in a craft paint bottle, I think Folk Art makes it) and basically you paint it on a glass/mirrored surface and when it dries, it looks etched.  Maybe you could give that a go.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #5 on: 01-25-2005 22:30 »

^I would, but I suck at drawing, and I don't know anyone who can draw well.
Thanks for the help.
Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #6 on: 01-26-2005 00:22 »
« Last Edit on: 01-31-2005 00:00 »

If I remember correctly, it's runnier that paint so you can't exactly paint it on per sey.  When I did my bathroom mirror a while back there was a pattern that I had to peel stuff off (the lines I wanted etched) and then paint over everything.  When it dries then peel the remaining sticker parts off.  It's basically a giant sticker with perforated lines so you can pull just those of.  Anyway, what I was thinking, (if you wanted to got that route) was take a scan or screen capture, print it out on a label of some sort and then manually score the pieces and basically work it the same way.  No drawing needed, but I imagine it'd take some time.
KAH

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« Reply #7 on: 01-26-2005 18:48 »

Ooooh. There's an idea!
tire
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« Reply #8 on: 02-08-2005 10:45 »

i wouldn't mind taking a crack at whatever y'all are talking about... what do y'all need, just a simple outline (no shading?) of fry from the bumps? 

austin
Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #9 on: 02-08-2005 11:53 »
« Last Edit on: 02-08-2005 11:53 »

First off you'll need that special paint.  And a b&w scan of your picture.  Print it out on a label, and then with a Xacto knife cut the lines.  Peel it off and place on your glass or whatever, and then using a paint brush, paint that glass etching paint on.  Let it dry for a good while and then peel off the sticker, so the parts without the sticker will be the ones to have been painted, thus giving you the etched lines.  Here's an example:

You would score on the black lines and then peel off the places where the grey part is because that's what you want etched.  Place the sticker on the glass and then paint it over top of it.

If you need some help let me know, I did one on my bathroom mirror.  Just a plain design, no Futurama!   laff

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Eyedol7513

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« Reply #10 on: 02-08-2005 19:59 »

Damn this stuff sounds complicated. I'll try and get to it later. Thanks for the help everyone.
Narfcake

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« Reply #11 on: 02-19-2005 06:25 »

They're known as decals.  Feed the computer line art and out comes a line-cut vinyl on what essentially is a plotter with a blade instead of a pen.

Printing shops, mall kiosks and car swap meets are typical places to get these.  Bring a disk with the line art, and they can prolly get it done from about $5 on up, depending on size.

You could also try contacting the eBay sellers for a quote too.  Might not save you any money, but it will save you a trip.

-- Kane
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