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Here is a how to on installing this nice hood mod.....

First, locate the exact center of your hood...measure from the left and right creases...should be about 11.5 inches each, then mark with painter's tape as shown:



Note, the decal's exact centerline is the edge of the long black feature, not through its center! Tape each top and bottom in place...your choice on how far down the hood you want it. Line up the lower portion with the 'ridge' on the heat extractor. Now add a tape "hinge" across the center region. This will allow you to do the job in halves, and not be burdened with the decal moving around.



Next, pull up the bottom section and soak the area with your solution of wetting agent....use Dawn/water mixed in a plastic spray bottle.



Now, lay the decal back down and smooth out the wrinkles gently.



Now, do the other half....see how easy it is with that hinge!





Now, the fun part. Remove the release paper at a sharp angle to the hood surface....this will prevent the decal from lifting off the paint...go slow and cut away the paper with scissors.



Keep going...almost done



Squeegee out as much water as you can and let everything dry out...clean off the soapy residue (I used Adams Waterless Wash).
Final result looks like this:



 

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Nice! Thanks for posting.
 

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Looks nice. Where do I get one? Just one comment: the tail of the ray would look better, IMO, if it came to a point instead of dead-ending at the back of the hood.
 

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Nice. Do you have any photos to share that were taken from 15 to 20 feet from the car? Curious to see how it looks from a distance.
 

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Yes, I don't like the way it ends...it wraps around the hood, which is good for retention, but it would look better as you described.....I was thinking of shortening it to reveal some red paint, but I like your idea better. I guess I can sneak up on it by doing one before the other....thanks for the idea!
 

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It's all coming...I am waiting for some additional items to complete the concept....plus the weather hasn't helped me get the car outside. I'll post up everything soon. Thanks for the compliment!

Sun came out this afternoon, took some pics, not the best, but you'll get the idea....I like the last one; it is underexposed resulting in the decal being center stage...be sure to click to enlarge.

UPDATE 09-03-14.....got the whole job done, finally. Now you can see the Stingray lettering that was added. Time to move on to the sideskirts now!

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Looks nice. Where do I get one? Just one comment: the tail of the ray would look better, IMO, if it came to a point instead of dead-ending at the back of the hood.
hello again...I fixed the 'tail' with your idea. I found a good example looking at the tail on the rear hatch area carpet cover. Whatcha' think?

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Yeah, I like it, too. What process did you follow to peel it up, cut it, and stick it back down?
 

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‘Love what you’ve done. Quality photographs also. IMHO, the fish AND the slanted “Stingray” script aesthetically look good. But WHERE did you purchase that fish decal ??? I have been all over the net and “Googled” to no avail! I thought I looked in all the obvious locations…
Thanks!
 

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digitalstingray, Outstanding how to post, great pictures and detailed instructions.

SF
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Are you concerned about uneven UV fading over time (image of ray might be apparent when decal removed after time because paint exposed to sun would be slightly less vibrant)?
 

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Any chance of sharing where this came from. Not having much luck finding it on vette accessory sites.
 

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Any chance of sharing where this came from. Not having much luck finding it on vette accessory sites.
Since this may have been acquired from a non supporting vendor, why not PM him for the specific information. We really try to ensure vendors who support our forum and make it possible for us to enjoy, do not come up against free advertising for non supporting vendors.
 

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wel are there any supporting vendors that make it ??
 

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That might make a neat GHOST EFFECT!
Are you concerned about uneven UV fading over time (image of ray might be apparent when decal removed after time because paint exposed to sun would be slightly less vibrant)?
 
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