It has been said that the clothes make the man. While I would argue that point, your racecar is another matter. If you have a sponsor or are looking for one, the way your car looks is an important attribute. Perception is reality and that first impression is very difficult to overcome should you make a poor one.

Paint costs a good deal of money, and the physical wear and tear associated with racing on a short-track can make paint a very costly luxury. That's not to mention the time and infrastructure required to paint a car. Fortunately for the racing community, the vinyl lettering products available for small change at many sources all over the country can help your car look like a high-dollar professional racer.

While the cars at the highest levels of the sport have the luxury of using a full body decal, or "wrap," those at the Saturday night level may need to take a different path to looking good. With a simple paint scheme or possibly some vinyl graphics, you can create a very attractive, durable and easily repairable exterior of the car. The lettering can be changed and/or maintained easily as well with the use of vinyl lettering.

We will walk you through the process to demonstrate how simple vinyl application can be. The amount of tools required is quite minimal and can be obtained at most of the larger home improvement warehouses like Lowe's or Home Depot, and even Wal-Mart. Several razor blades, a small dry squeegee, a measuring tape and possibly some window cleaner, and you're ready to go to work.

You can make this as fancy or as simple as you like. Properly accomplished, it can make a drab car really "pop" on the track. Sponsors like cars that stand out. The look of your car or truck really can have an impact on the crowd, and with a little practice you can get the job accomplished quickly.It truly is amazing how the addition of vinyl decals can turn your car into a sponsor's dream.