Hi all. I've finally completed the project started January 2014. The self adhesive reflective PVC material (red, green & yellow) arrived about a month ago. The biggest problem was making the various shaped templates, then carefully removing the backing sheet from the colour plastic material and applying the various shapes without crinkles. I am quite pleased with the final result and had enough material left over to finish my BMW R-1200-R SPRINT (Single Paramedic INTervention) motorcycle as used by the SA Ambulance Service.
The lettering on the ambulance is 'laser cut' with self adhesive backing. The SA Ambulance emblem is photo produced and printed onto gloss photo paper and sealed to prevent fading. The windows are made from thin rigid clear PVC packaging and sprayed on the back with matte black paint. They are held in place by micro thin double sided adhesive, as are any photo printed emblems, signage etc.
The motorcycle has a combination of some ink jet decals and photo paper printing.
I trust that this is of interest to some.
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