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  • v8stang289
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    Here's a slightly better pic

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  • ehdwuld
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    Make a tape stencil
    use chrome spray paint

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  • Masta' C
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    That's really clean!

    Regular chrome vinyl might be a good option!

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  • v8stang289
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    It's hard to tell in pics, this is a brushed metal vinyl decal that my wife made. It looks and reacts to light like brushed aluminum.

    I'm sure she'd be willing to make something for you if you want. We can see how it turns out and if you like it or not. Just let me know. She does all kinds of design stuff for different things.
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  • PFDarkside
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    Would you do your signature or something else?

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  • eclecticsynergy
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    Yah, good call Ehdwuld.

    If the 3D aspect isn't crucial, plenty of eBay sellers can produce a custom foil logo.

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  • ehdwuld
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    Seems like a foil would work

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  • PFDarkside
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    Originally posted by Masta' C View Post
    OP, I wish I knew of a place to get custom metal logos made. I've been in love with them since I got my first '80s Ibanez Maxxas. I'd love to get a custom one for my guitars, so let me know if you figure something out!

    I imagine they were stamped traditionally. Laser cutting is another option, but chroming the fine parts afterward would be my concern. I'm sure it can be done.

    Perhaps reach out to Warmoth and inquire about who makes their metal decals for them?
    That’s a good idea. I figure a custom one would be laser cut from a sheet of brass or stainless steel.

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  • Masta' C
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    Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
    Printer onto paper

    That's interesting! I have seen the adhesive on some packing tapes degrade printer ink. UV exposure is another potential concern, but putting a proper finish over the decal would probably help significantly.

    OP, I wish I knew of a place to get custom metal logos made. I've been in love with them since I got my first '80s Ibanez Maxxas. I'd love to get a custom one for my guitars, so let me know if you figure something out!

    I imagine they were stamped traditionally. Laser cutting is another option, but chroming the fine parts afterward would be my concern. I'm sure it can be done.

    Perhaps reach out to Warmoth and inquire about who makes their metal decals for them?

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  • PFDarkside
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    I found this online, this is kind of what I am thinking.

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  • eclecticsynergy
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    There are places that make custom metal badges for cases and/or amps.
    Usually they're engraved/painted on a plate, but somebody might cut you a script type logo.
    Especially if you ordered a few of 'em.

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  • Mincer
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    I use the metallic Warmoth logos on mine. I use a silver on my Strat and a black one on my current Velocity.

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  • ehdwuld
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    Printer onto paper

    packing tape over print

    Trim

    Soak in WARM water

    Rub gently to remove paper

    Wet headstock face

    Slide into place

    Dab dry with towel

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  • ICTGoober
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    I've seen them on Squeebay and Treeverb.

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  • PFDarkside
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    Custom metal guitar headstock logos?

    Who has made or commissioned a custom headstock logo? I’ve got a couple of warmoth guitars that would look better with a headstock logo but I don’t want to make them fake Fenders or Jacksons. Has anyone done something other than a screen printed waterslide? Let see them!
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