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Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby jcliff » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:54 am

I would appreciate some advice on adding the Man logo to my RV (71' Chevy Sportscoach.) I definitely cannot do it free-hand (seriously artistically challenged.) I thought making a large stencil would be the way to do it.

My concern is that I have never done stenciling before and I'm worried about screwing it up. My rig is getting a new coat of paint in a couple weeks and I would hate to put something on that can't be taken off. Do you think this is something I should pay someone to do? My RV is roosting near Reno, I live in Illinois. None of my friends there are any better equipped to do it than me.

I thought about having a decal made but she has a dimpled surface so I don't think it would stick properly.

Any guidance would be appreciated!
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby tattoogoddess » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:50 pm

get a vynal sticker.
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby trilobyte » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:33 pm

My advice, make your own art.
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby unjonharley » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:17 pm

I want to make BM stickers one for each year attended.. Put them on the door like fighter planes count there kills.. I can photo shop a oval sticker from aa few years ago. Just remove the year date..
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby junglesmacks » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:09 pm

Wondering if a "vynal" shop could enlarge an image onto posterboard and make a giant stencil for you. Tape and paint on as needed.
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby Canoe » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:15 pm

Find a nearby artistic teenager. Tell them you just got your RV painted and you sure hope some damn kids don't paint a stupid BM logo on it, at the back, on the left, around 2 feet high, in black.


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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:29 am

Pretty much any sign shop could make it for you in adhesive vinyl. That stuff sticks great to non porous surfaces, yet can be removed without too much difficulty if necessary.
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby jcliff » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:54 pm

I think I'll try the vinyl on posterboard = stencil route. I think I could probably handle that! Thanks for the input!
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby 9ah » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:42 am

CLIFF!!!!

I hope they're repainting the lamp on it as well. :D
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby dragonpilot » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:43 pm

You can buy Burning Man stickers on the playa. They are readily available from vendors at a reasonable price.
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby maladroit » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:38 pm

While you're at the sign shop, see if they can get you a bargain on a big banner saying "PLEASE PULL ME OVER!"
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby lemur » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:42 pm

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get this instead, you know you want to...
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:50 pm

Heck its in Reno, there should be enough burners in town that could help you.
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby Dr. Dust » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:23 pm

maladroit wrote:While you're at the sign shop, see if they can get you a bargain on a big banner saying "PLEASE PULL ME OVER!"


I've thought about this... I've been tempted to draw )'( symbols on on my car with window paint for the drive up, but then reasoned that it was too risky. Is this risk real or overstated?
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby 9ah » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:35 pm

maladroit wrote:While you're at the sign shop, see if they can get you a bargain on a big banner saying "PLEASE PULL ME OVER!"


She didn't get pulled over this burn with the man and flowers painted on her rig... so.....

I agree, Lemur... get some spires and a lantern on there!

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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby jcliff » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:01 am

Agreed! If they pulled over every vehicle that had a Burning Man logo on it they'd have a line backed up to Reno.

I found a Burner in Reno that is a canvas artist. He's going to do our Lamp on both sides and the Man on the back. Thanks for the advice everyone!
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby TomServo » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:45 am

If you want perfection...and I'm a stickler about it...have the logo printed on a large sheet of paper to your desired size... Kinkos/FedEx should do it. LIGHTLY spray the reverse side with spray glue. Then, Carefully cut out the logo with an exacto knife...just the paper! Anything left sticking up can be re sprayed with glue...lightly!. Once stencil is ready, mist it with the paint. Don't try to get a solid color, just keep misting till it is. Let tack dry about 23 minutes...then carefully peel off the paper. Use the exacto blade, not your nails, for picking out paper.
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby TomServo » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:47 am

Test this process first, to make sure you got it. On your neighbors car.
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby TomServo » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:49 am

Do it Yourself!
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby Patiencepie » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:53 pm

HIRE AN ARTIST!
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby jcliff » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:41 pm

I hired an artist.
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby KestrelSF » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:38 pm

maladroit wrote:While you're at the sign shop, see if they can get you a bargain on a big banner saying "PLEASE PULL ME OVER!"


I actually did get pulled over in California after someone ripped off the year sticker on the back of my pink RV. All was good when I showed the CHP officer the registration, but he did say "I'd get that sticker on ASAP because this vehicle is the definition of conspicuous". True story!

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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby MikeGyver » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:54 am

Dr. Dust wrote:
maladroit wrote:While you're at the sign shop, see if they can get you a bargain on a big banner saying "PLEASE PULL ME OVER!"


I've thought about this... I've been tempted to draw )'( symbols on on my car with window paint for the drive up, but then reasoned that it was too risky. Is this risk real or overstated?


Id believe it could have been a real risk a few years back, but at this point it doesn't matter what you have on your car if your headed towards BM at that time of year they will pull you over for anything they can the closer you get. Once I hit Reno I tried as hard as I could and still got stuck for 5 mph over a sign I didn't see. (Wwith a 3x5 oval BDC sticker on my bike rack. But unless your a Burner you dont know BDC has to do with BM)
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby KestrelSF » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:00 am

Mrpatatomoto wrote:
Dr. Dust wrote:
maladroit wrote:While you're at the sign shop, see if they can get you a bargain on a big banner saying "PLEASE PULL ME OVER!"


I've thought about this... I've been tempted to draw )'( symbols on on my car with window paint for the drive up, but then reasoned that it was too risky. Is this risk real or overstated?


Id believe it could have been a real risk a few years back, but at this point it doesn't matter what you have on your car if your headed towards BM at that time of year they will pull you over for anything they can the closer you get. Once I hit Reno I tried as hard as I could and still got stuck for 5 mph over a sign I didn't see. (Wwith a 3x5 oval BDC sticker on my bike rack. But unless your a Burner you dont know BDC has to do with BM)


I would concur. It's not what your vehicle looks like, it's whether or not you are breaking any laws. Having driven there and back in the before-mentioned extremely pink RV, going the speed limit with current plates and all your lights working seems to be the key.

You gotta watch your speed in the little towns. It will go from 75 all the way down to 25.
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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby 9ah » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:36 am

KestrelSF wrote:
maladroit wrote:While you're at the sign shop, see if they can get you a bargain on a big banner saying "PLEASE PULL ME OVER!"


I actually did get pulled over in California after someone ripped off the year sticker on the back of my pink RV. All was good when I showed the CHP officer the registration, but he did say "I'd get that sticker on ASAP because this vehicle is the definition of conspicuous". True story!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/USS-Nancy-Reagan/152637278101989


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Re: Help with getting BM logo on my RV

Postby gyre » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:42 am

Are you talking about the year sticker on the plates?
Apply to clean surface, press down hard.
Then using a sharp edge slice a pattern crisscross the sticker.
Make sure to go all the way through the sticker.


For the man logo, use gaffer tape, make an X, then add the head to the pattern.
You can use fluorescent tape.
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