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Old 10th July 2013, 11:10   #1
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Hello fellow Bhpians,

This is my first post on the forum and I hope to make it a good one !

A little about me :
My name is Shoaib Ali and I am from the beautiful city of Bangalore that has it's own grand space in regard to petrol-heads. I turned 20 this May. I have been into cars and bikes since I was 2 years old; I have been particularly selective about the car models/toys I buy since that age (no lie).
My father recently (almost 2 years ago - that's recent in my mind ! ) gifted me my first car; a black Hyundai i10 Asta MT. I would love to share my stories,tips,etc to the members of this forum as I have read innumerable posts that display the immense appreciation showed and knowledge shared by the quality members of this forum.
I am an avid follower of team-BHP since quite a few years now and I think it's the perfect time for me to join this forum. The quality of technical know-how and domain-knowledge shared on this forum is beyond par and I wish to contribute in any manner possible to India's online motor-vehicle space.

The Stig waterproof decal :
Some weeks ago I stumbled upon this website that provides printing solutions for almost anything you ask for. Business cards, coffee mugs, badges, brochures; almost anything ! There is an option of creating your own custom waterproof stickers (usually for rear-bumper stickers). This got me interested. I wanted to make one pronto.
So I started wondering what I and the people driving behind would like/love to see on my rear-windshield. It had to be something funny. After hours of research and brain-storming I finally decided it had to be something related to The Stig (cause his muteness is always hilarious). I then immediately went on to Google Docs and started creating a prototype of the sticker. Messed around a little and finally came up with a design - The Stig's head/helmet with the abbreviation WWTSD to the right. WWTSD stands for What Would The Stig Do.
I placed an order and got the stickers in about 3 days. The minimum order quantity was 5 and I ordered.. 5. I absolutely love how it looks. Can't wait to put it on my car. But that'll have to wait for now.


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Will upload the pics after installation soon !
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Hi, welcome to T-BHP Shoaib. Cool sticker.

BTW can you please mention the name of the website and also the cost of these 5 stickers. Cheers!
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Hi, welcome to T-BHP Shoaib. Cool sticker.

BTW can you please mention the name of the website and also the cost of these 5 stickers. Cheers!
Thanks ! The website is www.vistaprint.in. It costed me around 230 rupees totally.
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Have been following the top gear for a long time. And this, is so amazing. The Stig is definitely an add-on to the Decal Collection I have. URL please?
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Finally got done with the installation.

1) Drew an outline for the final border of the sticker.




Custom Waterproof Decals for your Car-stig-decal-1.jpg


2) After cutting the outline.



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After installation.



Custom Waterproof Decals for your Car-decal-3.jpg


So there you go, The Stig decal finally installed. There are some air bubbles that are noticeable. Will replace the sticker with one of the remaining 4, if this one gets worn out.
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Old 10th July 2013, 14:15   #6
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Have been following the top gear for a long time. And this, is so amazing. The Stig is definitely an add-on to the Decal Collection I have. URL please?
The URL for what ? If it's the prototype you require, then i'd be happy to email you the design. (Make sure to give the original designer the credit when required :P)
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Nice, I suppose these mods although subtle add tremendous aesthetic value to a car.

Thanks for Sharing the URL.
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So there you go, The Stig decal finally installed. There are some air bubbles that are noticeable. Will replace the sticker with one of the remaining 4, if this one gets worn out.
Nice work there Shoaib,

The Stig decal looks good, however IMO the "Caring for you always" sticker should be taken off ASAP

Thanks
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Hello fellow Bhpians,

This is my first post on the forum and I hope to make it a good one
Thanks for introducing to such a concept of custom stickers.
And the white sticker looks great on your black i10!

Stig has always been the epitome of just doing things without using the mouth!
Now, planning to get a sticker for my bike too.

-Bhargav
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Hello Shoaib, welcome to TeamBHP and good job with the sticker.

IMHO, it would look cleaner if you remove that dealer sticker carefully.

I have been looking to get some old warning labels / decals reprinted. Will try out this site and see. Thanks.
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Nice, I suppose these mods although subtle add tremendous aesthetic value to a car.

Thanks for Sharing the URL.
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Nice work there Shoaib,

The Stig decal looks good, however IMO the "Caring for you always" sticker should be taken off ASAP

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Thanks karan561 !

Yes, even I felt that the "Caring for you always" sticker needs to be taken off. However, it's the dealership's sticker and i'm just wondering if they put another one the next time I send it for service and hence, ruin The Stig decal.
I could always tell them not to put the sticker but these jobs aren't directly handled by the person I talk to. Some service guy is always gonna end up putting the sticker again.
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Shoaib, can you please mention the tab under which the stickers are made in the website. I cant find the right option.
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Shoaib, can you please mention the tab under which the stickers are made in the website. I cant find the right option.
Sure !

Navigation Bar > All products > Labels & Stickers > Waterproof Stickers

Once on this page, you can choose to have a rectangular sticker or an oval sticker. The sizes are given accurately and you cannot change the sizes.

Then there's the option of 'uploading your design'. The rest you can handle

My advice is to create a prototype using any designing software you want. I used Google Docs cause I found it really simple to use for drawings like these.

I could have done one more thing though. For the outline, I made a very crude one with the good old pencil and scale. But to get a better one, I suggest making an outline through your software itself using the "dotted-line" tool. This, I reckon, will make it much more easier to cut and install.
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Link

There you go, that's the link. You can also download the template on which you have to do your design.
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Er, pardon my ignorance, but what exactly does WWTSD stand for?
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