Where can I get a transparent sticker for fog & marking lights?

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Sorry, fam this is a non-Arrma RC question...

Just got this MST BMW drifter. It has been on backorder so long I forgot about it arrived this weekend. Added lights to the lower foglights as well as lights for the front amber bumper lights. I did remove the body paint on the underside but the issue I need transparent stickers for the light to come through.

Any ideas on how I can find or accomplish this task?

Hate showcasing early she is far from complete...rims I took off my SS Caramo to see how a lip looks and decals needs to be added.


Front
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Front will fog and markers on but cannot see due to the sticker
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Rear lights are transparent stickers no issues
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Rim waiting for delivery
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for a total different reason, there are really good sticking transparent labels used for label printing. they are thermal
they look much better irl than on the pictures they provide. I can try some setups, make pics of it and share it with you if you like.
if this is smth you're looking for

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B96LCRNR
 

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for a total different reason, there are really good sticking transparent labels used for label printing.
they look much better irl than on the pictures they provide. I can try some setups, make pics of it and share it with you if you like.
if this is smth you're looking for

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B96LCRNR
Hi...thx yes this could work. If you have free time, please share a pic...and thanks!!
 

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Hi...thx yes this could work. If you have free time, please share a pic...and thanks!!
yep, so tell me what you'd like to see. from what I understand you want to have smth that looks like a fog light from outside, but then it allows the actual fog light out from inside the car, you're building it into. (at least this is what I understand)
So I need some steps on what to do, so for instance should I take a piece of anything, just put a hole on it, take my printer software and draw a lamp or just a square on it and stick it over that hole?
btw, I also have the label printer with software on my phone to print whatever I want on the sticker, so you might be able to use this to create your own lamp style whatsoever. bummm 30000IQ
just let me know :)
I think this is 999% what you want. I even found e34 fog lights to print ,haha
and you can actually find a picture to put into the printer app or design one yourself and print that.

edit, sorry for the ramble, like 4 posts got merged s pics and all
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I can see how that "could" work, but I still need to look for a fog light in white and marker light... similar to the rear. All in all, this is more than I knew beforehand... (y)
good luck, unless Google has something to go off for a lead… otherwise I’m not sure. We used to mask out the light housing and once done used this or clear.
 

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yep, so tell me what you'd like to see. from what I understand you want to have smth that looks like a fog light from outside, but then it allows the actual fog light out from inside the car, you're building it into. (at least this is what I understand)
So I need some steps on what to do, so for instance should I take a piece of anything, just put a hole on it, take my printer software and draw a lamp or just a square on it and stick it over that hole?
btw, I also have the label printer with software on my phone to print whatever I want on the sticker, so you might be able to use this to create your own lamp style whatsoever. bummm 30000IQ
just let me know :)
I think this is 999% what you want. I even found e34 fog lights to print ,haha
and you can actually find a picture to put into the printer app or design one yourself and print that.

edit, sorry for the ramble, like 4 posts got merged s pics and all
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Wow!

Those are nice! I was thinking about what you said here:
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So I need some steps on what to do, so for instance should I take a piece of anything, just put a hole on it, take my printer software and draw a lamp or just a square on it and stick it over that hole?
btw, I also have the label printer with software on my phone to print whatever I want on the sticker, so you might be able to use this to create your own lamp style whatsoever. bummm 30000IQ
___

I like the idea of having the transparent look of the foglight sticker like what you have demo in the pics.

Then could you do a second option... with the fog like keep it transparent but just trace a black edge or frame around it. I think it would look good this way as well less light is blocked.
 

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Wow!

Those are nice! I was thinking about what you said here:
___
So I need some steps on what to do, so for instance should I take a piece of anything, just put a hole on it, take my printer software and draw a lamp or just a square on it and stick it over that hole?
btw, I also have the label printer with software on my phone to print whatever I want on the sticker, so you might be able to use this to create your own lamp style whatsoever. bummm 30000IQ
___

I like the idea of having the transparent look of the foglight sticker like what you have demo in the pics.

Then could you do a second option... with the fog like keep it transparent but just trace a black edge or frame around it. I think it would look good this way as well less light is blocked.
Since I have to do that myself. The only way I can think of doing that is to place 2 lights on each other while one being bigger, drawinf a frame around it. Is that what you mean?
 

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Since I have to do that myself. The only way I can think of doing that is to place 2 lights on each other while one being bigger, drawinf a frame around it. Is that what you mean?
I did not think of that...yes that's a very clean idea or way of doing it. Yes
 

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I did not think of that...yes that's a very clean idea or way of doing it. Yes
Heya,
I think its definitely doable, but its super hard trying to edit this in the printer app.

If you need a thing like this, you need the printer, a transparent roll of thermal labels and just edit the exact picture you want in Canva or smth. You pretty much have 100% freedom, since you should be good with black print on transparent label and draw any outlines whatsoever on the light.

You want the link to the printer?

In this example I just drawn a rounded square around the lamps, but had no option to cut the inside of the lamp. This is some basic pic edit tbh

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Sorry, fam this is a non-Arrma RC question...

Just got this MST BMW drifter. It has been on backorder so long I forgot about it arrived this weekend. Added lights to the lower foglights as well as lights for the front amber bumper lights. I did remove the body paint on the underside but the issue I need transparent stickers for the light to come through.

Any ideas on how I can find or accomplish this task?

Hate showcasing early she is far from complete...rims I took off my SS Caramo to see how a lip looks and decals needs to be added.


Front
View attachment 272862


Front will fog and markers on but cannot see due to the sticker
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Rear lights are transparent stickers no issues
View attachment 272864

Rim waiting for delivery
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The key to getting a transparent look for lights is candy paints

I use candy red and yellow to tint the lights but still leaves them transparent enough for lighting

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Heya,
I think its definitely doable, but its super hard trying to edit this in the printer app.

If you need a thing like this, you need the printer, a transparent roll of thermal labels and just edit the exact picture you want in Canva or smth. You pretty much have 100% freedom, since you should be good with black print on transparent label and draw any outlines whatsoever on the light.

You want the link to the printer?

In this example I just drawn a rounded square around the lamps, but had no option to cut the inside of the lamp. This is some basic pic edit tbh

View attachment 272987

For this one-off project, I would not buy a printer. I would not use it for anything else. Rather pay someone for the 1-off.

@Ajag those paints for the lights look good!!
 

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That makes sense. Do you live in the UK? Cuz then I could make them for you and just send it with post
I noticed you lived in the UK when you began postimg. No, I am in the US, but I am willing to PayPal you. Small something that can be mailed as a standard letter I will pay the upcharge. I order from Drifted and Alza, who are all in EU...the wait is no big deal to me if you are willing to mail it like a letter since it is not package.
 

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Thats fine then. I will need very specific measurements of how you want the headlights to be, to look like and I will make a few designs around that and when you re happy w it, I can print them and send it.

I wonder whether the potential cold weather affects glue or thermal labels/stickers?

Edit. We re in the hospital right now expecting our 4th child so bare a me but I ll do in the next couple of days
 

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Thats fine then. I will need very specific measurements of how you want the headlights to be, to look like and I will make a few designs around that and when you re happy w it, I can print them and send it.

I wonder whether the potential cold weather affects glue or thermal labels/stickers?

Edit. We re in the hospital right now expecting our 4th child so bare a me but I ll do in the next couple of days
Thank you...

I will reply in a PM later today for me since it is 1230a after midnight. Cold weather is a good question. We will take a chance. Thx

I will PM that info in the morning for me when the sun is up (y)
 
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