How Are Car Decals Made?

Vehicle owners have long been seeking for great solutions that can help them customize their cars. They have considered replacement of car parts, painting, polishing, and other methods until they found out one thing that can create a huge impact to their desired image – the car decals.

The car decals have been around for quite some time now. It is known by experts as a form of adhesive that works to enhance the feel and look of a vehicle. It features primarily graphics and texts that are full of designs and colors. It is currently becoming an important piece of the pop culture, with more and more people of this modern era getting their own decals for car applications. It is fortunately for them that these materials are now offered everywhere in the United States and the world at almost all vehicle stores and outlets.

Now, if you are one of the thousands out there who find getting a vehicle decal a considerable move, then it would make a lot of sense if you'll know first how they are made. Knowing this basic will help you determine exactly which of the laid options is perfect.

So basically, the car decals are deigned and crafted from a variety of materials. Most manufacturers use the litho stock, latex, vinyl, and other plastics. Of these materials available, the latex is what most manufacturers employ to create a line of flexible decals. The vinyl option, however, is deemed the most durable of the choices given mainly due to its being weather resistant. Foil is often used though to create a metallic effect.

Aside from those materials mentioned above, the decals are also crafted to contain some forms of adhesive, including the repositionable, permanent or removable option. The permanent option is not common for the general public for the fact that it is not generally used by car decal manufacturers. The other two options are more popular, but they are used not just for car applications, but for arts and crafts purposes.

The car decals are marketed today not just to boast those major components, but to feature a variety of graphics and texts in different styles or forms. The graphics vary from simple to sophisticated; each is patterned from a particular subject or theme. If you have seen those decals owned by the NASCAR vehicles, then you certainly know that several signs, symbols, lines, and pictures are presented by them. The responsibility of finding or choosing the right car decals then depends on you, so do your part.

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Ford Model T Touring Type T1 1914 (2642)

Ford Model T Touring Type T1 1914 (2642)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Type: Model T Touring Type T1
Production time: 1908 – 1914
Production outlet: 165,832 (1914: all Touring models)
Production outlet: 202,667 (1914: all models)
Production outlet: 15,458,781 (1908-1927: all models)
Engine: 2896cc straight-4 Ford 177 CID Vertical L-head, L-block, side valves flathead
Power: 20 bhp / 1.600 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 68 km/h
Curb weight: 700 kg
Wheelbase: 100 inch
Chassis: lead frame made of riveted U-steel profiles on a wooden skeleton with separate metal planking body
Steering: planetary epicyclic gear
Gearbox: manual two-speed planetary unit with a magneto located in front of the flywheel (this magneto supplied ignition current generated in a set of stationary coils)
Clutch: multiple dry plate disc
Carburettor: Ford
Fuel tank: 38 liter (case fuel system: gravity type, no pump)
Electric system: 6 Volts
Ignition system: single trembler coil
Brakes front: non
Brakes rear: hand-operated mechanical external contracting drums
Brakes: external braking on the driveshaft
Suspension front: rigid axle, cross two push rods, transversely mounted semi-elliptical springs
Suspension rear: rigid axle, two cast housing halves which accommodate the differential gear and the two drive shafts, cross two push rods, transverse leaf springs
Rear axle: live semi-floating type
Differential: spiral bevel 3.64:1
Wheels: wooden Artillery type
Tires front: 30 x 3 pneumatic clincher type
Tires raer: 30 x 3½ pneumatic clincher type
Options: "Rocky Mountain Brakes" (external band brakes only on the rear axle), balloon tires with steel wires reinforcing the tire bead (from 1925), steel welded-spoke wheels available in 1926 and 1927

– On October 1, 1908, the company introduced the successful Ford Model T (also known as Tin Lizzie, Tin Lizzy, T‑Model Ford, Model T or T), designed by Childe Harold Wills, Joseph A. Galamb and Eugene Farkas.
– At first assembled in Piquette plant and from 1910 in the Highland Park plant.
– It was Fords first mass production car (instead of individual hand crafting). The chassis was drawn by workers on a carriage trough the factory. Later, the sleds were replaced by carts on rails and mechanically drawn ("electric lines").
– This was not the first production line with completely interchangeable parts ever (that was Olds Motor Works, Lansing, Michigan – USA with the Model R Curved Dash), but it was the first time an entire plant worked with this system.
– The bodies were still from other manufacturers until 1919, notably OJ Beaudette and Kelsey.
– It was America’s first automobile with standard left hand steering, while driving on the right was "the right way".
– The Ts in-line engine was the first engine with a removable cylinder head.
– The parking brake works on the tie rods to the drum brakes on the rear axle.
– The Model T’s built prior to 1919 were supplied with non-demountable wheels. This meant that if a flat tire occurred, the tire had to be removed from the rim and a new tube installed. In 1919, demountable wheels were available which allowed for a …