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Slixx is not going to go out of business!


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#21 martinfan5

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:31 PM

No, it just wasn't trasferrable which means they could not pass it on to someone else to use in making the decals.


This might be a dumb question, did slixx change owners, or is there something I am missing ? I have to be honest, I stopped doing business with them when they stopped with the NASCAR decals, so I might of missed something

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:34 PM

Yea, well, it prompted me to place an order. I dont care for any politics, Im just happy to place an order. So what if they used this to drum up orders. who else does what they do. Sheesh!! :angry:

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:42 PM

It was not a hoax , not a game or plot to increase sales . Piracy , slow sales , licensing fees , etc , forced the initial decision !

As far as I'm concerned , we just dodged a bullet . The hobby can ill afford to lose this company or the individuals that run it ! Drag race freaks would agree wholeheartedly ! No conspiracy here , just two people struggling businesswise with the times .

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:44 PM

Maybe they just tried to sell to someone else but could not get what they were asking because of the legal stuff !

Edited by 1930fordpickup, 02 May 2012 - 04:44 PM.


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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:00 PM

It was not a hoax , not a game or plot to increase sales . Piracy , slow sales , licensing fees , etc , forced the initial decision !

As far as I'm concerned , we just dodged a bullet . The hobby can ill afford to lose this company or the individuals that run it ! Drag race freaks would agree wholeheartedly ! No conspiracy here , just two people struggling businesswise with the times .


You are right, Slixx is very important to the hobby, even though I dont do business with them anymore, I would hate to see them close up shop

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:19 PM

This might be a dumb question, did slixx change owners, or is there something I am missing ? I have to be honest, I stopped doing business with them when they stopped with the NASCAR decals, so I might of missed something


The outrageous amounts teams, drivers, sponsors and Nascar wanted for licensing is why they stopped doing the Nascar decals.
Same owners but it seems that they wanted to get out of the business and found that no one else would be able to take over doing their stuff because of the licensing issues.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:23 PM

The outrageous amounts teams, drivers, sponsors and Nascar wanted for licensing is why they stopped doing the Nascar decals.
Same owners but it seems that they wanted to get out of the business and found that no one else would be able to take over doing their stuff because of the licensing issues.


Its the same reason why Revell stopped making NASCAR kits, thanks for the info

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:09 AM

That's great news!
I found it unbelievable that they would not be around.
Not being familiar with the legalities, I thought that certainly someone else would pick up the ball.

As has already been stated, there's no one else really doing this stuff (vintage drag racing)at their level. There have been several companies that have come and gone and I found myself regretting not pulling the trigger and missing the boat on some really cool subject matter. Bad Habit comes to mind.
There are also some new decal guys doing some really great stuff and while I have bought from them, the lions share of what I have accumulated is by Slixx.
Now if only the elements of time and space would align so's I could start using 'em...

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:00 AM

I only hope they change their practices regarding their quarter panel sheets. I wanted to do a particular race car and the sheets they offered had all the markings I needed BUT I would have had to buy 4 sheets (at a cost of over $30-$40 now) to get the logos for 1 car. And then have a bunch of stuff I didn't want left over. Too much. Focus on one car or condense into 2 sheets with other useful markings.

Edited by The Junkman, 05 May 2012 - 06:02 AM.


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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:56 AM

Manny ,

You're a smart man , think about it ! There are ways and then there are ways , capice ? Too many licensing fees , people that say no to them , etc ! Yet , you are still able to build that particular drag car , right ?

Trade off what you don't use or want from the sheets . Go to their site , look at the decal sheets and start putting two and two together , you'll catch on soon enough !

By the way , really enjoy your work !

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:01 AM

Got my order yesterday. Impeccable quality and service, as expected! They set the standard for the industry. As far as needing 4 sheets to make one decal, I think its a good thing, only Special Appearance Decals and Slixx has the moxie to print what they do.

Edited by Draggon, 05 May 2012 - 11:03 AM.


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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:46 AM

I'm glad they are not going out of business. Our hobby struggles enough as it is... <_<