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  1. Obvious Prime

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    Remove Botcon 2008 Jazz's evil deco? I have Autobot reprolabels to go over the purple ones. How do I get rid of the "MASSACRE RACING" and "KILL TO WIN" things? Should I make decals to go over them, or should I just remove them? Help would be greatly appricated.
     

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  2. Nemesis Predaking

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    If they are just Factory paint apps, a q-tip
    & 99% Isopropanol Alcohol will take those suckers right off with very little rubbing.
    If they are stickers, well buggered if I know. :lol 
     
  3. Obvious Prime

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    'Kay, thanks. But what about the front "MASSACRE" one? If I take that off, would'nt the blue come off, too?

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    Yes it will.
    I'd say you best bet is to just cover it up, however you think is the best
    "Kill to win" & the back "Masscare" you should be safe using Iso.
    The windshield. you might just want to just cover over as well.
     
  5. Obvious Prime

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    Ah. What should I use? Is there a such thing a "decal paper"? (like sticker paper, but decal quality) Also, I wanted to replace the "MASSACRE" on the roof with "MARTINI". Any suggestions?
     
  6. Nemesis Predaking

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    That's out of my league now. If i want label I go to repolabels.
    Maybe check the "how to" section & see if somebody has a thread on decals and label making.
     
  7. Obvious Prime

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    REDLINE has a thread on labels/decals. What's the difference between the two? Also, it says you have to design the labels. Where would I go to do this? And can I buy the paper at a store? I.E., Office Max, Stapples...
     
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    Maybe we should ask Reprolabels if they'd be interested in creating "Good Guy" labels to go over those. Seems like there are a lot of people who want to turn this Jazz into the good Jazz we all know and love.
     
  9. TonyzCustomz

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    Making custom decals are a breeze if you have a decent printer and some sort of photoshop program; and the paper of course.
     
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    The trick, of course, is designing the ones for curved surfaces, like the 'Massacre Racing' one on the windshield... Getting those curves right so it matches may be difficult...
     
  11. Obvious Prime

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    Thanks. Anyone wanna help create the roof decal image? All I need is some one to make a decal that resembles the "MASSACRE RACING", but instead I'd like it to say "MARTINI RACING". Thanks in advance! :D 
     
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    In PS, there is an option where you can type on an arc. :) 
     
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    Illustrator is much better for decal making. It's better to use a vector based program for things like that (Corel Draw, etc) .
     
  14. Obvious Prime

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    Thanks guys. Jazz came today, I got rid of the "Kill to win" things first, got rid of the "MASSACRE" on the back end, but the side stripes came off. :(  I had to nix them, and he looks even more G1-ish without them, which is good. I left the stripes on the stick things (they become the lower door in car mode) and it looks rather good. I was able to get rid of the small "MASSACRE" on the front, without removing any blue paint, which made me happy. I got rid of the "MASSACRE RACING" on the windshield, (which is very appropriate, considering what it turns into in robot mode :lol ) even though it was hard to do without removing the roof stripes or any white paint, but it worked very well. I replaced the purple Autobot symbols with red ones. He looks awesome now. Classics Jazz is 80% done! All I need to do is figure out how to make "MARTINI RACING" decals. Thanks again for all the help! :D 


    So, as Animated Starscream would say, he looks "Extreeemely Promising". :lol 
     
  15. C16

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    I already talked to Reprolabels and they told me they've gotten alot of requests for a set of this, so I'm looking forward to those. The only thing worse removing on the toy is the Kill to win, since there's no other paint around to to risk damaging. You'd only need 4 stickers to cover up the rest.
     
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    I could email you some martini Racing logos, you can print them and apply them yourself.
     
  17. Obvious Prime

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    Thank you!!! My email is decepticons_superior@yahoo.com
     
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    Interesting. I shall have to try this once my Jazz arrives.
     
  20. DJCHARTERS

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    ive actually just emailed reprolabels asking them this lol
     

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