2021 Mach 1 hood decal position

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So how do you explain I have 1/4" and OP says originally 3/16"? Seems there is production line variations. If body shop achieves 5/16" that is an allowable variation given lack of jig.
OP said repairman was given a jig… well, template, which presumably is interchangeable…

 

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OP said repairman was given a jig… well, template, which presumably is interchangeable…
Yes, they used a template and 1/16" is an acceptable variation. Unless someone is going to measure, say 600 Mach 1's, 10% sample, there is no way of knowing the variation on the production line.
 

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Yes, they used a template and 1/16" is an acceptable variation.
I love that you’ve decided what the acceptable variation is.
 

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a jig is a plastic and/or metal frame that clamps in this case to the hood with defined pickup points and then the sticker is laid down within a defined channel, pads secure the sticker, the operator peels the backing and lays it down.

A repair shop prints out a big-ass piece of paper, tapes the pattern to the hood and then lays the sticker down, securing it with bits of tape and peels the backing.

Quibbling over 3mm fore/aft does strike me as pointlessly anal.
 
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Thanks to those who sent a pic or info about the decal on their Mach 1

Here is another pic showing before and after, it gives a better idea of the difference

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I admit it's not a large difference, but I would say it is noticeable.

When my repairer gets new decal, I'll try to get some pics of the template they get along with it.
 

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Thanks to those who sent a pic or info about the decal on their Mach 1

Here is another pic showing before and after, it gives a better idea of the difference

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I admit it's not a large difference, but I would say it is noticeable.

When my repairer gets new decal, I'll try to get some pics of the template they get along with it.
it is extremely noticeable because the remainder of the hood is now the same thickness as the black line, so the blackline is no longer a thin detail line, but a significant portion of the border. it is not just a difference of millimeters, it is shifting the effect of the black borderline by 33%.
 

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Guys....I get it. But have you looked at the panel and door alignment on your cars? It seems for many owners there are many variations. Just another one I presume.
 

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If I had a second crack at the sticker I might say move it back from the hood lip another 5 or 10 mm and eyeball that vs "factory" 10mm and see which looked the best.
 

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We are not in Germany.

Kidding aside, I would ask the repairperson to do his best to match how it looks from the factory. Then have a nice Rye whiskey shot and call it a day
 

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Thanks to those who sent a pic or info about the decal on their Mach 1

Here is another pic showing before and after, it gives a better idea of the difference

1641499257439.png


I admit it's not a large difference, but I would say it is noticeable.

When my repairer gets new decal, I'll try to get some pics of the template they get along with it.
So the before red stripe is 10 mm wide, but after it is 6 mm, but the top edge of that stripe is the same, 10 mm or so. I see the edge of the black is at 17mm before and 16 mm after. I am sure the template indexes off the edge of the decal and I would say 1 mm is about as close as you can get. Just odd that the stripes themselves are different. Maybe the manufacturer of the stripes changed them sometime during the production run. I also assume the black and red is one decal, or is there a black decal and the red stripes are placed on top of the black?

Doug
 

 
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