T1 Race Development is a high-end shop that focuses on full project builds of race-ready Nissan GTR’s. When you look at T1’s website, it becomes instantly clear that T1 has extremely high standards of appearance and performance. In racing, every incremental gain in speed and efficiency are critical. Bulky side view mirrors add drag and detract from aerodynamic performance. With this in mind, it makes sense to remove the mirrors on race day.
The problem with this approach is you are left with a beautiful racing machine that now has visible abrasion rings and holes where the mirror was previously mounted. In keeping with the high standards at T1 Race Development, they sought out a solution to make aerodynamic gains while making sure the vehicle’s appearance was as beautiful as ever.
The solution? T1 worked with DomeTag Domed Labels to create its GT1R Mirror Deletes, a sleek and beautiful protective covering for the mirror mounting area.
Using DomeTag’s high-quality polyurethane dome decal T1 is able to improve aerodynamics and save 5.4lbs of total weight on the vehicle. The protective dome is extremely durable and can stand up to the harshest of conditions and highest of speeds. While DomeTag is famous for its permanent Elephant Snot adhesive, we also have a removable adhesive that was used for this project. T1 decided to use the removable adhesive for this doming application as the mirror deletes can be cleanly removed from the vehicle.
We got the chance to speak with Stuart Leiby from the team at T1 Race Development about the project, and here is what he had to say:
Why did T1 choose DomeTag for this product?
“We found DomeTag years ago when designing a subtle decal for our project cars. We needed something that offered long-term durability, a high level of quality, and most importantly something our customers were proud of every time they looked at it. Our logo means something to both us and them, and an inferior poor quality decal would not reflect the quality of work we do.”
What was it like to work with DomeTag?
“Marta at DomeTag has been excellent to work with since day one. Very prompt replies, great customer service, and delivery of the product we expected in the quoted timeline.”
What reactions did you get to the Mirror Deletes?
“The Mirror Deletes we designed and DomeTag produced can be seen at every big GT-R racing event in the United States. It allows the removal of the factory side mirrors and covers the holes in the doors in the cleanest possible way while allowing the mirrors to be reinstalled later, for literally a few dollars. They actually look really stylish too!”
Would you work with DomeTag again or recommend us to others?
“I would absolutely recommend DomeTag to others looking to add that extra little bit of uniqueness to a logo or decal of sorts. Great product, and great people, can’t ask for more!”
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