Reproduction Decals

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  1. Rktpwrd

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    Does anyone have a recommendation for QUALITY reproduction under hood decals?

    My build has a factory appearing look under the hood and I had bought and installed some decals (emissions info for the top of the fan shroud and a “Keep your GM Vehicle” one for the air filter housing) but the adhesive on the backside wasn’t very good and they’ve started peeling.
    Unfortunately I don’t recall where I got them from now.

    The emissions one on the fan shroud was especially poor, with the heat from the radiator, it bubbled and started lifting almost immediately so I’ve had to remove and discard it altogether.

    Anyone using something that they’ve had good success with? Specific vendor names would be greatly appreciated.

    TIA.
     
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    I have found that if you search through magazines (or websites) for companies like year one in the Camaro or Trans Am section or other GM models they often have the decals which some were identical to the ones they put on our cars. They are restoration quality so you shouldn't have the non sticking issues. I was actually looking at a "Keep your GM ALL GM" sticker in there for my olds project a couple of months ago as well as a decal for the air cleaner lid.
     
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    As much as I hate the resto-nerds there, classicoldsmobile.com had a guy reproducing the "Keep your GM...." decals with the correct engine codes. I really don't have any other suggestions as it seems most of the overseas repro parts are all junk these days. The tri-color '442' badges on my 67 are 17 years old, it's garage kept and waxed often, and yet, the paint has cracked and fallen out of the emblems (Fusick repros).
     
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    Thanks for the options guys.
    So far we have Year One, some obscure nameless guy ClassicOldsmobile.com (lol), and to stay away from Fusik.
    Any others?
    There’s a ton of sites offering reproduction decals out there, anybody have good experiences with any particular one?
     
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    I would suspect that many vendors get them from the same suppliers. We used to have a local mom n pop resto parts place (Chevelle stuff mostly) that had a photo album on the counter with decals and stickers stuffed in the plastic sleeves. They guy said they were the same ones Year One sells. I used some on my El Camino and on my Cutlass. Some faired better than others.
    I know that probably doesn't help you much. I just wanted to be part of the conversation :sneaky:.
     
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    I've used Dr. Decal on numerous occasions. Some of the decals are better than others. Last one I bought was a 403 emissions decal for the fan shroud on my Olds.

    https://www.drdecal.com/oldsmobile/
     
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