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Old    Ian Ashton (ian_ashton)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-27-2010, 7:34 PM Reply   
This is a fad in the sport compact car scene, and I thought it might look cool on my mirror.

I started with a Cipa Extreme mirror, and covered it with black vinyl. This way I can peel all the stickers off in one shot if I want:


Vinyl wrapped and ready. I got the stickers from these books:


The start:


More progress:


Ready for some clear coat.


Cleared:


After I put 3 or 4 coats of clear on I ran a strip of black vinyl along the edge as a sort of seal, and sprayed another couple of coats of clear.

Overall I think it looks sweet, adds some color to the boring mirror.

Some will love it, some will hate it.

Finished and mounted:


Old    Josh Grandjean (Jgrand03)      Join Date: Sep 2010       09-27-2010, 7:40 PM Reply   
I dig it

Thumbs up from me
Old    Fred (olmoomba)      Join Date: Apr 2010       09-27-2010, 7:52 PM Reply   
yup, wife said we're doing it.
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-27-2010, 7:58 PM Reply   
looks pretty sweet!!! I think itd be even cooler if it was all wake/sports brands. Like spy nixon LF, that would be so cool!!!

right on tho man.
Old    Ian Ashton (ian_ashton)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-27-2010, 7:58 PM Reply   
Thanks guys!

The stickers aren't anything branded actually, they are just like cartoons and graffiti-ish. That would be sweet though, I'm definitely going to start collecting wake stickers.

I'm thinking I might do my tower speakers or part of the cans or something else to tie it in. We'll see.
Old    Joe Sellhausen (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       09-28-2010, 3:48 AM Reply   
You should do your whole boat!
Old    Mattgettel (mattgettel)      Join Date: Jan 2009       09-28-2010, 4:01 AM Reply   
that looks great!
i think very much more might be too much though
Old    882001 (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-28-2010, 4:55 AM Reply   
vinyl was a good idea, those paper stickers are get trashed outside, it looks cool thou
Old    Ian Ashton (ian_ashton)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-28-2010, 6:43 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by 882001 View Post
vinyl was a good idea, those paper stickers are get trashed outside, it looks cool thou
That's why I used so much clear on top of them. Ive had my iPhone case done the same way for about a month and it looks as good as the day I did it
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       09-28-2010, 8:07 AM Reply   
love it. now I know what to do with my sticker collection!
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-28-2010, 8:20 AM Reply   
I think if you did your speakers, itd look real nice! I wouldnt do anything else tho!
Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-28-2010, 8:24 AM Reply   
Next thing you know, people are going to be Be-Dazzling their mirrors!
Old    Mattgettel (mattgettel)      Join Date: Jan 2009       09-28-2010, 8:35 AM Reply   
could you tell us the product you clear coated with? I think this will be a huge factor in this projects success.
Old    Matthew Bird (ldr)      Join Date: Nov 2002       09-28-2010, 8:50 AM Reply   
I don't know what Ian used but my company makes these sealers for ceramics that might work.

http://www.ilovetocreate.com/Product...2-3e2b51bb5561
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-28-2010, 9:12 AM Reply   
Too funny. I remember "stickerbombing" a PeeChee back in high school. Never even thought about doing it on a boat. Seems like the stickers might fade after some time in the sun.

Frankly I think the idea of applying just the vinyl to the mirror is a good one. Better yet, vinyl with a custom graphic that works with the boat's color scheme!
Old    Richard Coop (mendo247)      Join Date: Mar 2005       09-28-2010, 10:03 AM Reply   
Love it... Not as much when you stuck it on the boat for some reason. Maybe when the boat is uncovered itll flow better. I dig it though.
Old    A.J. West (you_da_man)      Join Date: Sep 2009       09-28-2010, 10:20 AM Reply   
What's wrong with just fuzzy dice?
Old    ScottRobinson            09-28-2010, 10:20 AM Reply   
Where did you get the stickers?
Old    Taylor Jensen (wakeboardertj)      Join Date: May 2005       09-28-2010, 10:24 AM Reply   
wow i was skeptical at pic number two and then wow, it surprisingly looks pretty sick.
Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       09-28-2010, 11:36 AM Reply   
I like it! great idea!
Old    Miguel (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-28-2010, 2:22 PM Reply   
pretty sick! i like that..
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       09-28-2010, 2:25 PM Reply   
Where do you guys find this kind of free time?
Old    Ian Ashton (ian_ashton)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-28-2010, 3:04 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by baitkiller View Post
Where do you guys find this kind of free time?
Torn ACL PCL, sprained MCL LCL
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       09-28-2010, 6:29 PM Reply   
Ahh... ouch>>>Rats, that sucks....Now I understand. Nice outlet.
It ain't ugly.
John
Old    WakePowell Chris (epic1)      Join Date: Oct 2006       09-28-2010, 6:45 PM Reply   
sport compact style is weird. so glad I am not a ricer anymore.
Old    Ian Ashton (ian_ashton)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-28-2010, 7:35 PM Reply   
lol, me too.
Old    Ian Ashton (ian_ashton)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-29-2010, 6:36 AM Reply   
My iPhone case:


I just used some Krylon "double coverage" clear coat from home depot. It's super thick, and dries really fast. Seems to work really well.

I'm definitely glad I got the SpeakerSox for the mirror to protect it from the sun.
Old    Clayton Saidler (csaidler)      Join Date: Aug 2010       09-29-2010, 7:15 AM Reply   
think it looks awesome. willing to bet your the only one on your lake...or almost any lake. good way to personalize your boat
Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-29-2010, 2:14 PM Reply   
I think it looks great. At the same time I would only do it if the boat had a wrap of some sort. I think it would stand out to much on a plain boat. NICE JOB though.
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-29-2010, 4:07 PM Reply   
I might do that to my iphone case haha. we have the same phone, and the same case, so i know what itd look like haha!
Old    Tommy G (tommyg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-29-2010, 5:42 PM Reply   
I think it looks terrible...lol! But it's all about diff'rent strokes for different folks. much props on the quality of workmanship though.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-29-2010, 6:00 PM Reply   
So that's what all the cool kids are doing. Interesting.
Old    Andrew Carnacchi (07launch22ssv)      Join Date: Feb 2007       09-29-2010, 7:02 PM Reply   
looks good ian, saw a kid do this to the center cousel of his STii and liked it then.........would really have to plan out the stickers though
Old    Matt (MattieK27)      Join Date: Mar 2010       09-29-2010, 7:58 PM Reply   
I actually like it alot. Well done.
Old    ScottRobinson            09-30-2010, 8:21 AM Reply   
What about doing it to your board? Thoughts?
Old    E (22vdrive)      Join Date: Apr 2010       09-30-2010, 8:43 AM Reply   
Where did you get the vinyl for the mirror?
Old    Mike K (mike2001)      Join Date: Feb 2008       09-30-2010, 9:12 AM Reply   
Thought this was going to be a tacky idea until the picture where its ready for the clear coat and then the quality workmanship made it look good. It creates a cool contrast but I definitely wouldn't do anything else on the boat to match it.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-30-2010, 10:22 AM Reply   
Wow, yeah.... Really cool man. I like it.
Old    Ian Ashton (ian_ashton)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-30-2010, 7:40 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottRobinson View Post
What about doing it to your board? Thoughts?
I'm actually a pretty understated person, lol.
Old    Ian Ashton (ian_ashton)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-30-2010, 7:41 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by 22vdrive View Post
Where did you get the vinyl for the mirror?
I just used some left over bulk from some stickers I had cut by a friend. Same material they use with a vinyl plotter.

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