I know this has probably been discussed ad nauseum but I'm gonna ask it anyway....
Short of sending my beautifull Pinarello Montello to a frame builder for authentic decals and a clear coat, are there any decals out there that actually look good at less than 6 feet away? The ones I see on the internet "look" nice but I hesitate buying junk for $40 bucks.
A frame repair guy I talked to who was recommended by a reputable source said that it was they who basically commissioned a third party to make authentic decals and also has an agreement with Pinarello to only apply them to bikes they work on. I don't think these guys are selling me a bill of goods. I truly think he is telling me the truth and isw a reputable businessman. But, I don't want to have to strip the bike, send it off, pay ~$300 - $400 bucks JUST to get new decals (plus shipping charges). This guy charges $50 bucks for authentic-looking decals indiscernable from the originals (he says) except for the fact that they are designed for clear-coating and will last a lot longer. The paint on my bike is actually in remarkably good shape...hence I just want the decals...even if they do start to flake off after 10 years or less.
Thoughts, suggestions, recommendations greatly appreciated.