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Old 19th February 2014, 08:05 AM   #11
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After the decal is dry ( about 24 hours ) i spray it with clear acrylic. It is really tough and gives a profesional finish.
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I'm going to try this outfit. It looks easy enough. Laser Waterslide Decal Paper
Less than $1 a sheet. Worth a try.

Will let you know how it turns out and post pics.

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Old 19th February 2014, 10:36 AM   #13
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Before you spray any form of laquer on it, I'd do a quick test. Some of these decals are easily dissolved by the solvents used in aerosols.
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Old 19th February 2014, 10:39 AM   #14
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Default Model planes

Hi Vince, the stickers that came with model planes were similar to this product from memory.
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Before you spray any form of laquer on it, I'd do a quick test. Some of these decals are easily dissolved by the solvents used in aerosols.
Was thinking of using a bottle of clear nail polish with a brush applied to only the decal and minimal surrounding area.

Is there anything better or safer for the decal?
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Old 19th February 2014, 11:37 AM   #16
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Hey,
I too have looked at this subject previously. Try searching "letraset" on google. Its a dry rub on transfer which i found still available fairly cheap in the uk on fleabay.
I have used this and if you want i can provide photos of the amplifier i tried it on.
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Hey,
I too have looked at this subject previously. Try searching "letraset" on google. Its a dry rub on transfer which i found still available fairly cheap in the uk on fleabay.
I have used this and if you want i can provide photos of the amplifier i tried it on.
I just ordered the wet decal sheets, but would like to see your work. I think this one aspect of chassis builds thats missing. Not everyone can afford or wants laser ethching. Most of the gear I built is in fact built and I'm not taking it apart to have it professionally labeled. Seeing other people's work is inspirational. Post your pics here.

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Old 20th February 2014, 05:15 AM   #18
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I had Sign-a-rama print my design on to a sticker than I then applied to my chassis:
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Old 21st February 2014, 03:01 AM   #19
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I've used clear peel-off printable labels. Print 'em and apply...

Avery, from the office supply store. Spray over for permanant.
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Old 21st February 2014, 03:05 AM   #20
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You can get a great silk-screen kit from Michael's Stores.

Barring this -- my company has a CO2 laser about the size of a VW Bug and we could blast anything you want onto aluminum or steel and it definitely won't wear off.
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