Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Peel & Stick


Decal techs spend up to 4 hours laying vinyl decals on the No. 84 car before it’s pretty enough to hit the race track. (See photo for a sneak peek of Marty and Drew decaling the Texas car – a soccer-themed paint scheme featuring the New York Red Bulls.) Tape measures are for wimps so these guys rely on their well-trained eyes to lay down decals. After all, no decal is permanent - simply peel it off and apply a new one. It’s just like pulling off a band aid, but the car can’t say “ouch.” To keep their hard work from flying off in 180+mph speeds, a squeegee is used to smooth down the decal, and a heat gun helps seal the decal on tight.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Toro Rosso 83 fan said...

Awesome looking car...hope it is fast too!

12:33 PM  
Anonymous DanPaul217 said...

Would love to see more pictures of the car!!

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Helena said...

Third time's the charm for RBR! I'm looking forward to watching AJ race this weekend!

9:52 PM  

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