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  Kayak spare tire cover
  Posted by: flynhi4u on May-31-13 10:28 AM (EST)
   Category: Kayaks 

I am trying to find a spare tire cover for our jeep with a kayaking image on it. Anyone seen one or know where we can get one?

Sam in IN

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  My spray skirt
  Posted by: Canuka on May-31-13 10:36 AM (EST)
covers my spare tire...
  Perhaps here?
  Posted by: mintjulep on May-31-13 1:16 PM (EST)
  good one
  Posted by: flynhi4u on May-31-13 2:59 PM (EST)
I will have to remember that one! I had already googled, binged, and yahooed. No one seems to have one preprinted. Will have to do a custom one if I really want one.
  Kayak theme tire cover
  Posted by: old_user on Jul-01-13 11:21 PM (EST)
flynhi4u, please let me know if you find a place for a spare tire cover with the kayaking theme! We've been looking for a couple of months now, too, for our Jeep!
  No luck so far
  Posted by: flynhi4u on Jul-02-13 8:10 AM (EST)
I keep looking but so far all I can find are shops that will custom make one. I really do not want to give 200+ for a tire cover that might get stolen the first time out. If I come across one I will be sure to post it.

Sam in IN
  get a custom print banner
  Posted by: willowleaf on Jul-02-13 9:41 AM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Jul-02-13 10:08 AM EST --

Find a custom sign and banner printing shop (easy to find even in small towns anymore). Most have facilities to create a full color transfer of any artwork you provide, which they can scan and blow up to size and print on weatherproof plasticized fabric. My brother owns a design company that creates promotional campaigns for businesses and non-profits and he has banners and waterproof fabric signs made like this all the time. Then you can take a plain tire cover and glue the transferred print on or take it to a shoe repair or luggage repair shop and have them sew it on. Here's one site where you can order a 2' x 4' custom laminated banner for under $25. You upload your own artwork or free clipart. Just make sure you don't use anything copyright protected. There are lots of such businesses on line.

Since you would only need about a 2" x 2' design area to cover most of a spare tire cover, you could get the 2' x 4' banner with two copies of the design on it side by side to cut apart and create two covers.

I played around on the site and quickly was able to make a two image design. Try it. Under their "clip art" choose "people" and then "stick man" images. There is a kayaker design like the ones they use in the Olympics. I "pasted" two of these side by side on the banner blank and enlarged them (drag the frame arrows) until they were a good size then chose bright blue color for them. I added text ("Paddle On!") above them with the text tool and changed the letters to red. Then I saved it -- if I had hit "buy now" the order would have been on the way for under $30 with shipping.

You could also upload a different clip art -- there are hundreds of nice looking free kayak themed designs on free clip art sites. I've often found and used them for newsletters and to illustrate articles.

If you've got young kids they would probably have fun creating one of these banner designs.

  just use a decal
  Posted by: sapien on Jul-03-13 6:40 PM (EST)
of your choice on a plain vinyl cover
  Yes, I would welcome a cover for my
  Posted by: ezwater on Jul-03-13 6:52 PM (EST)
spare tire and looooove handles.

Lay it on me!


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