While I was waiting for the paint on Rockys Workshop to dry I decided to do a quick job for a friend who had just bought a 1964 Holden Ute.
These vehicles are a collectors item these days and pull from AUD20k for an good condition roadworthy one to AUD80k for a top end custom Job.
Holden itself has shut up shop vehicle production wise mainly because of the free trade agreement with asia.
1. An Image I found on the internet then used a PC program to reverse the image, then printed on a laser printer using normal weight paper.
2. A piece of 20mm MDF
3. Water based Wattyl Estapol Xtra clear.
Clean the timber of dust and any other objects, apply a coat of Estapol, place the image face down remove any air bubbles and let it dry overnight or for a few hours.
Next day or once it is dry using a piece of cotton cloth dampen it and the paper and carefully rub away the paper.
Leave it to dry and then check that there is no white residue on the image, if there is again dampen it and rub it off.
You will end up with the following result.
A side view
Next is a surface coat of the same Estapol and edging to suit your needs.
Note: Keep your fingernails well clear of the image or you may damage it see top L/H on the garage awning a scratch!
Acknowledgements to TheCrafsMan for showing the method.
(Again I forgot the founder of this process KnotCurser)
-- Regards Robert