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star01 07-06-2009 12:37 PM

Sharpie Mod
Hi guys,

I am sure you all remember the BMW sharpie.

Well I am giving it a try on a test car and then eventually (hopefully) the bimmer. Question I have is, after creating my design on the hood, how can I keep the sharpie from fading.

Clear coat is one way, but any other ideas?
Waxing multiple times ?

Pictures hopefully by next weekend. :)

Dado 540 07-06-2009 12:48 PM

Clear coat would be the only way to preserve the paint. After that you can wax it for extra protection.

Steve30 07-06-2009 12:50 PM

isn't the sharpie UV resistant? I remember reading his posts and he said something about contacting sharpie. I think they told him that no clear coat was required and that it was fade resistant.

star01 07-06-2009 01:10 PM

Well, for test purposes, I am trying it out on the roof of a Honda crv. I know it won't be "eye candy" but I want to be on the safe side. See how long it last for and jump on the BMW next.

Quick question. How much would a clear coat of paint cost just for the hood alone.

star01 07-06-2009 01:12 PM

$ 2200.00 for the hood. Wow.

Wes_R 07-06-2009 10:20 PM

Why don't you wrap the hood then draw on that then if you really want to clear bra full panel over it to protect it.

ImolaZHP 07-07-2009 06:20 PM

he used the sharpie paint marker, not the regular marker just in case you didnt know

Dado 540 07-07-2009 06:52 PM

It sucks what happened to his trunk.

*for those that don't know it got vandalized pretty badly. someone punctured holes and dented it.

From distance it looks good, but that close up shot just looks nasty. It's not smooth and you can see the marker overlays.

If you are doing it as a test paint it then but 2 cans of clear coat from CT and do it yourself. Im sure the clear coat will look good over the art.

star01 07-08-2009 11:03 AM


Originally Posted by ImolaZHP (Post 1322299)
he used the sharpie paint marker, not the regular marker just in case you didnt know

- Oil based paint sharpie marker
- "Once applied, no going back" - no erasing
- Wax it,
- can not clear coat it, the sharpie will smudge through the layers.
- Be high as a kite, inspiration.

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