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Posted 27 March 2008 - 04:44 PM

Have any members had any experience with Phoenix Graphix decal on you cars? Peeling problems,fading,the fit,etc.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 05:32 PM

Ive got them on my car and they are still good. No problems with them and as far as I have ever heard no one else has had any problems either. Definatly the 1st place someone will reccomend when asked aobut bird decals

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:10 PM

I can't wait to put mine on ... I've had them collecting in the original shipping container for about two years now. :beer:
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:24 PM

never used them i use fourth circle designs. cheapest around and have held up for a long time now.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 04:06 AM

sorry, i use Avery vinyl. you should find a grade level on the company's site. Avery is one of the highest quality. AutoGrafics.com is where i get mine from, they got 1st through 4th gen and other make cars as well......

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 07:56 PM

thanks for the replys guys. I bought the decals for my formula from phoenix grapix early last year. follwed the instructions to the letter.Now this year after bringing my car out of storage, I was washing it and noticed the "r" in formula on the door bottom, had the white blown right off and all that is there now is a darkblue "r" instead of white. I also noticed that most of the striping behind the drivers rear wheel has also blown off the car. Was just wondering if anyone else has had this problem.

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 11:26 AM

i have phoenix graphics decals on my TATA and about 6 months after i had it painted the pinstripping in a couple spots started to come loose so i went back to the shop that painted it and they replaced the few spots with the extra stripping that was left over and sense then(it has been about four years)they have been perfect none have came loose and still look new.
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 06:29 PM

I used them,
And I am not happy with them.
I bought them for my 1979 Noturne Blue convertible Trans Am, and bought the blue set.
They do not come with the correct hood scoop decals (they come with the T/A 6.6 decals, yet the majority of cars were powered with the 6.6 liter engine).
Once on the car, I noticed that there was some paper stuck on the back of the hood bird.
Too late, and possibly my fault.
However, I had to buy the original GM hood scoop decals, and guess what?
GM (Pontiac) uses gold in the center of the decals, and PG uses silver.
Yet they advertize GM exact.
Uh, GM used gold, not silver in their decals.
I have had the letters of the "Trans Am" fender and rear spoiler decals start coming off.
I have since bought NOS Pontiac (GM) decals, and I have used them with better results.
If everyone states that GM decals are no good after a few years, then why does PG even sell NOS decals?
Call them, ask for their NOS GM decals.
Pretty pricy, but they stock them.
I'll stick with original NOS GM decals now.

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 06:21 PM

My 70 Trans Am has PG decals on it and in my opinion, PG is short for NOT VERY GOOD

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 02:17 PM

I have it, but i think it's just a hit and miss game with them, mine arnt on yet (only cause im going paint it, and it would be dumb).

I have it, but i think it's just a hit and miss game with them, mine arnt on yet (only cause im going paint it, and it would be dumb).
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 05:30 AM

i bought some PG decal for my 81 turbo t/a and the are holding up pretty good all my decals on my ws6 i bought from fourth circle design
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:53 AM

I have them on my 71TA. They have held up great for the last 15 years and still look new.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:59 AM

Just My Posted Image on Decals .... I bought all my inlays and graphics from fourth circle and I am extremely happy with them.
I had the "I" in my Pontiac rear inlay came up missing and they replaced ( sent me a new one) NO CHARGE.
This year I inquired about one of my chrome center cap stickers was fading and he sent me 4 New ones .. NO CHARGE !!!
With service like that I will buy all my decals and inlays from no one but him.
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 10:30 AM

I have had PG decals on my Skybird for almost three years now - they're just as strong as the day I put them on. I personally love them! Maybe it's just the production lot....

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:35 PM

Have had PG on Gray Ghost for 8 years now with no fade, peel or degradation. Mind you, Ghost is a weekend cruiser, fair weather only, so I haven't been overly hard on them. I liked it that the hoodbird was one piece. At the time, most or all of the competitors had multi-piece hoodbirds. I put it on one-side-at-a-time, per recomendations. I also has a buddy helping me and we measured for proper placement according to a body assembly manual he had. We took our time and used soapy water to aid in positioning. We also took extra time to squeegee out the air bubbles. It took about 5 hours to do the whole set and finish the car. I let it sit out in the sun during daylight hours for the next 3 days to cure before using a pin and x-acto to puncture any remaining/resultant air bubbles.

After the sale, I was impressed with their customer service. I made a set of 'show cans' to go with my display and called. They sent me additional sail panel birds for the cans and for my 1:18 diecast Gray Ghost. The sail panel bird was trimmed to make a very believable hoodbird for the 1:18 model.

I am a satisfied customer and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. One other fact that may have a bearing: I bought my set in 1999 about the time I knew I would be restoring the car. When Ghost was painted in 2001, I kept it for a year trying to decide whether to add the decals or not, as I had seen some sloppy jobs. I believe all that time gave the paint and clearcoat time to fully cure and not bleed any chemicals or fumes up into the vinyl once I did finally decide to put the decals on.
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:05 PM

I have had dealings with them as recently as today. While there were some shipping/ordering issues, all I had to do was contact them and they went above and beyond to fix the situation and fix the problems. I have stripes on my car from them going on 2 years with no issues at all. They may appreciate a call from you on faulty product and be willing to help out. Worst case scenario is they say no. I worked with Mason, good guy.
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:40 PM

I'm working with a set I bought a few months ago,the pinstripe betwee the silver/blue body line peeled off after one night on the ends,the checker fade stripes don't seem to separate from the outer mask very well at all,so far not very happy,if time permits I'll try some more this weekend.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 11:57 AM

I just got my kit last week. Put them on Friday, and they were defective. Laminate was completely missing from half of the bird on the driver side of the hood and started peeling off the stripe on the passenger side of the hood. I had them professionally installed by my vinyl guy friend, and I must say, I would have been better off just paying him to create the kit from scratch, as he uses actual colored vinyl vs the inked and laminated kind that PG uses. My vinyl guy says that they will probably start to fade in just a couple years. That's not what I wanted to hear after spending all that money. They are sending replacements, but now I will have to take the stripe off and re-do it. Not very much fun in my opinion.

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