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#1 Davey G

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 02:49 PM

My name is Dave Graboski from Long Island, NY. I am a professional graphic designer in the vehicle wrap industry. I have been dabbling with the idea of slot car controller wraps. I wrapped my own and a few others completely in digitally printed vinyl but its a ton of work and not everyone can do it themselves.

The answer is "Controller Skins." These are digitally printed, laminated, and machine-cut in a six-piece kit. This makes things a lot easier for the end user. I am offering these for the Parma/Difalco as well as the Red Fox controller handles. In time, I will have all of the manufacturers' handle skins available.

I do not have list of designs, these are all custom, not one is alike. Tell me what you want, and I'll design it. You can request names, nicknames, sponsors, logos, etc. Please limit two per side. I can use photos, as well as tribal art, flames, drips, spikes, in any color with fades, gradients, etc., etc. The possibilities are endless. Please do not be afraid to ask for sonething wild. The only thing I can't do is flourescents and metallic.

My current pricing is $30 shipped within the USA. Below are quite a few samples of my work. Please make sure to show off your assembled skinned controllers with-in this thread.
 
Thank you all for the support, and I look forward to working with you.
 
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Posted 06 February 2016 - 05:51 PM

How will they hold up? And over time will they stay stuck around the tight bends?
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Posted 06 February 2016 - 05:52 PM

How much to do a box? Two-drawer Hoffman clone.
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Posted 06 February 2016 - 05:59 PM

How will they hold up? And over time will they stay stuck around the tight bends?


Should be good to go. This is Avery brand vinyl... With a primer/adhesion promoter applied to all extreme contours. This isn't going to see extreme hots or extreme colds like vehicles do.
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Posted 06 February 2016 - 06:00 PM

How much to do a box? Two-drawer Hoffman clone.


Not sure. I would have to see photos and measurements. Hit me up via PM.
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Posted 06 February 2016 - 06:42 PM

Interesting, but I'm not a fan of flames especially around electrical devices. Bad juju. Do you have any other patterns?


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 06:51 PM

I'm a graphic designer... I can do anything you like. :)
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Posted 06 February 2016 - 07:16 PM

Very cool. Was just curious how it would hold to the curves over time as I know on my race cars on tight corners over time it'll come loose, but they also get dealt with with dirt, rocks, and power washing. LOL.
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Posted 06 February 2016 - 08:01 PM

Maybe a walnut woodgrain with checkering ALA a gun stock?

I'm about to build a Difalco kit and would be pleased to try out one of your wraps. Just give me an idea of the price and availability.

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 08:13 PM

Or, sticking with the old school theme, how about some lace panels?

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 08:25 PM

I want a controller wrap!
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Posted 06 February 2016 - 09:10 PM

Very cool! I want a couple!
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Posted 07 February 2016 - 07:03 PM

When you decide on price and how long it takes, let me know .I would be interested in offering them as an option. I am using the JK handle for my controllers now.

 

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 03:13 PM

Thank you all for your interest and patience. I've decided to offer "skins" instead of wraps. The kits will include six Individual machine-cut pieces instead of a full wrap. I am confident everyone will be able to easily install these themselves.

Stay tuned.
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Posted 15 February 2016 - 11:30 AM

Orders are comin' in...

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 11:32 AM

These are badass, can't wait to get mine this week!

Thanks, Dave.
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Posted 15 February 2016 - 11:45 AM

I will be contacting you soon. These really look sano!
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Posted 15 February 2016 - 12:13 PM

These are hot! Can't wait to get mine.
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Posted 15 February 2016 - 06:35 PM

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Anyone want this one? PM me... :) :)
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Posted 15 February 2016 - 08:49 PM

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Last ones for tonight.
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Posted 15 February 2016 - 09:07 PM

No chance of picking up the wrong controller anymore! These are way, way cool!


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 09:08 AM

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Few more completed this morning. I have a few generic ones (no names) up for grabs. I will post those in a little while.
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Posted 17 February 2016 - 06:58 PM

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Last one for today.
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Posted 18 February 2016 - 03:11 PM

I like the idea of making one that looks like a pistol grip.


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 04:09 PM

For those of you that are interested feel free to shoot me an email with your ideas. It's been a busy and exciting week.

Thanks to all of you!!
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