Don Garlit’s Drag Racing in Ocala Florida
July 29, 2017
Here is another example of Boat Refinishing and Custom Graphics addiction of John Russo owner of Palm Beach Customs. It started out that my daughter and I were going to purchase this boat, clean it and just use it as is. The funny thing is, as I am writing this post anyone who knows me realizes that is just not possible. It did start out that way and the cleaning turned into removing all the carpets and interior then we faced the fact that it was going to be a canidate for a paint job .
Boat Refinishing and Custom Graphics
Well, as you can see it wasn’t just the average paint job. I decided to use House Of Kolor Spanish Gold Kandy and Pearl White as the main base colors and wanted asymmetrical graphics that I later named broken graphics. This meant that not one panel on the boat was the same.
So as the boat paint job and now full restoration was under way we got to thinking what are we going to name it? Then it came to me, clearly it was a jet boat that blew a Rooster- Tail about 60 ft in the air so there it was: Rooster Tail. That made me think about my favorite cartoon as a kid (plus my family owned a big chicken farm) Foghorn Leghorn (loved that show). Well, I will just let you see the rest.
Below is a better shot of Foghorn Leghorn airbrushed on the engine cover.
As you can see we replaced the entire dash and interior along with marine grade Berger carpet. All wood for the seat panels were new and coated with fiberglass resin to keep the moisture out in case they got wet and a nice pearl white vinyl was used. Oh, check out the custom stitched seats.
As you can see after about 400 man hours the “quick little detail “turned into a major paint Boat Refinishing and Custom Graphics work of art that was sure to turn some heads on the water. If you have a boat that needs gel-coat, fiberglass repairs and some updating or you are simply looking to get your boat name and some graphics, we are here to help. Just give us a ring and fill out the contact form and we will make your dreams a reality!
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Trucks are fun to own, and every self-conscious truck owner wants a truck that is a bit different from all the rest.
The easiest way to get this uniqueness is to do a lettering and custom graphics job, which can be adjusted to your line of work, your character and your truck.
Here is how a Peterbilt owner added uniqueness to this truck , that is eye catching and unobtrusive at the same time. The owner wanted to have their business name appear on the doors, and asked for something extra on the side panels to spice up the look.
For this lettering and custom graphics job we went with a metalic-tiled foil and used two extra foils, deep blue and light red. Since this Peterbilt was deep red, with smart techniques we actually ended up getting a four layers custom graphics and lettering that really looks great.
We started off by thoroughly cleaning and polishing all the lettering surfaces to make sure there is no dirt or grease that would interfere with the quality of the adhesion of the foils. We always do this step in order to ensure a long lasting lettering warranty. With the high quality foils we use, and our detailed work, this Peterbilt custom graphics and lettering got a 10 year warranty of work and materials.
For the side panels we went with a zig-zagged, almost biker-style custom graphics using three colors plus the truck base paint to create a vivid detail adorning the Peterbilt sign, without being too flashy. This was a detailed airbrush graphics for the truck so we’d get an illusion of a 3D graphics truck adornment. This Peterbilt got the identical graphics detail on both sides.
For the door panels we went with a detailed lettering job but with an unobtrusive design. We first applied the light red foil that had cut-ins, to create a very cool negative film graphics effect off the darker red truck finish and create extra detail. Then, we moved up one layer and used a dark blue color to create extra depth for the final, metalic-tiled foil.
This layered approach worked out wonderfully and the client was extremely happy with this unique custom graphics and lettering of the Peterbilt truck. Both the lettering and airbrush graphics have plenty of depth and detail to create a memorable appearance of this truck wherever it goes.
If you’re from the Ft. Myers FL area and want a lettering and custom graphics services, feel free to contact us and find out how you can benefit from our quality materials and custom graphics and lettering experience.
P.S. It’s been a while since we did this Peterbilt lettering and custom graphics job. Lou Andrews, the proud owner recently called the shop, and this is what he said:
John, Thank you again. Usually people only call when they have something to complain about.
After you finished my truck I just wanted to let you know I’m very happy. Thanks for everything.
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