Replacing decals?

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  1. Backally

    Backally FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    271A7B91-4C01-4F45-8685-D390BD96CEF2.jpeg 17BFEDE3-F3A0-44C5-B56B-CD34BD4EE5A1.jpeg Ran into a model 1971 Duster cheap, want to paint it the same color as my 70. I can do the body, but no idea about the stripes and rear panel. It was suggested I go to a hobby shop and see if someone can hand paint them. Any other ideas? I’m assuming no one makes these, or they can be removed and reapplied
     
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    KosmicKuda FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Paint the real car to match the model?


    Maybe buy a roll of auto pin striping tape, lay it out on a piece of glass, trim with exacto knife, and transfer to model. Not as thin as a decal but will give the look you want.
     
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    • Backally

      Backally FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      My fine hand skills suck, I can’t draw a good stick figure. But I can bring up the trim tape idea at the hobby store, someone else may be able to cut it out
       
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      YY1 Well-Known Member

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      FYI you can get a resin 70-72 non-shark tooth grill on ebay.

      I'd check ebay for the decals as well.

      There are some mom&pop type operations that make small batch "conversion" and replacement stuff.

      ...and also look for Demon stripes, as they are very similar.
       
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      • Big_John

        Big_John In my defense, I was left unsupervised.

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        You can make some using decal paper and an inkjet printer.

        Search YouTube for details. Decal paper is available at any well stocked hobby shop.

        Here's one video


        Another
         
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        • diymirage

          diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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            Did you check out Keith Marks decals?
             
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