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I know there are vinyl letters available, but I prefer paint, so here's how I made my own masking template to paint the CHEVROLET letters on the grill of the ole Orange Crate.

Using blue painters tape, the CAD letters I created and clear shipping tape I cut out each individual letter






I then cut out the letters using an X-Acto knife




I attached each template onto each letter


Then it was a simple matter to mask around the templates and spray paint the letters




Ain't she pretty :eek:

 

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Distressed in Denver

Altered, I think I'm leaving them as is.

The grill on my truck must have had vinyl letters on it at one point because the steel is rust pitted only where the letters are? So the letters don't look as fresh and crisp as the photo would lead you to believe. Although the wife told me today the letters "looked nice", so that's high praise indeed.

In reality.. they match the rest of the truck.. "good enough".

 

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Nice creative work!

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Oh I see they arent "perfect" as the first photo almost looked as if they were extremely precise. Not saying they arent nice now but I understand they are not the "perfect" letters as it appeared. They still look extremely good and doing it yourself makes them even better. :D
 

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Nice Job Buddy!!!!

I personaley think they look just wright, if they were perfect, then you would be able to tell they are brand new, as they are now, they blend in with the truck much better... beer
 

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I`l need to do my letters when we repaint the truck....OMG the work that needs to be done to the prep...LOL
 
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