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Old 22nd March 2017, 09:53   #1
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Hi all,
I am working on an idea to stick name of my bike in a custom font in metallic looking alphabets. I have searched this forum and all over internet but unable to find any such sites in India. There are a few in USA but there too, they dont give option of custom font.

Can anyone please suggest any link where I can get such a product?

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You mean a custom name in custom font + material similar to the monograms (3D)?

If yes, there is an alternative.
My friend had his name laser cut on a acrylic material from a guy who does number plates. Later painted them with gold color to get the looks close to OE monograms.
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If you want it in real metal, you could get it cut via a CNC Mill. Will be expensive though.
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Something appearing as metal would do? No custom font options though.

If yes, go search on Aliexpress "chrome letters for cars".

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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/400p...559862219.html

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Top-...260462016.html

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You could also try your luck at stores that make nameplates for houses. Have seen a ton of metallic fonts there.
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Hi all,

Can anyone please suggest any link where I can get such a product?

Thanks in advance.
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There was a small shop opposite to Central Mall on ORR near Ragigudda, had seen him doing such stickering job for cars, its been a while so not sure whether he is still there. Meanwhile, I will try to find more people in Bangalore.
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You could also try your luck at stores that make nameplates for houses. Have seen a ton of metallic fonts there.

The problem with this is that the thickness is usually only 2 - 4 mm, whereas what we need for the cars is 8 - 10mm
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You mean a custom name in custom font + material similar to the monograms (3D)?

If yes, there is an alternative.
My friend had his name laser cut on a acrylic material from a guy who does number plates. Later painted them with gold color to get the looks close to OE monograms.
Thanks Mr.Boss. Which location is this? I hope this is in Bengaluru. Please share more details.

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Something appearing as metal would do? No custom font options though.
Thanks Dry Ice. You are right, I am looking for custom font. I came across this link but it doesn't suit my requirement.

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The problem with this is that the thickness is usually only 2 - 4 mm, whereas what we need for the cars is 8 - 10mm
The last I checked with such makers, they would make it out of plastic and coat metallic paint on top. They said it might not stick for long on a curved surface.

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The last I checked with such makers, they would make it out of plastic and coat metallic paint on top. They said it might not stick for long on a curved surface.
Genuine 3M double side tape will stick. How do you think most of these chrome accessories are installed nowadays.
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I ve seen these Chrome alphabets at ACE Hardware Dubai. However they invariably are out of stock in the commonly used letters.
I was looking for GYPSY. They had no S in stock. Irritating!
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They had no S in stock. Irritating!

You can do a cut and paste.

Get a SX4 or S-Cross sticker from MSIL. Cut out the S and use only that. Works like a charm.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...brake-dist.jpg

See the badging on my car in the link
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I found one site which seem to take orders as per requirements. Does anyone know about them? Maybe someone can place some orders and provide feedback.

http://m.motivatesolutions.in/stainl...eel-3d-letters
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Searched for Chrome alphabet car stickers on aliexpress.com Many vendors there.
For example.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3277...777360096.html
Saw many car specific ones like this.
http://s.aliexpress.com/ZNRjQbeY
I had ordered for my car from aliexpress and quality is good for the price.
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