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mprisco



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:37 pm    Post subject: Decals Reply with quote

Quick question regarding decals on the body. We all know how hard it is to place decals exactly straight on the body, especially when you have some curved areas, someone wrote that if you spray some windex on the body first, then you can slide the decal around till it is in the perfect position. Let dry, and thats it.
Any truth to that?
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Paradoxmaker



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Decals Reply with quote

mprisco wrote:
Quick question regarding decals on the body. We all know how hard it is to place decals exactly straight on the body, especially when you have some curved areas, someone wrote that if you spray some windex on the body first, then you can slide the decal around till it is in the perfect position. Let dry, and thats it.
Any truth to that?


You don't want to use windex, the ammonia in the windex will weaken the glue on the stickers.

What you want to do is fill a spray bottle with water and add 5-10 drops of regular dish soap. The soap breaks the surface tension and allows the stickers to slide around. Once you have them in place, start in the center and press the down, working outward form the center until the whole sticker is down. Then use something like a debit/credit card to smooth the sticker down and squeegee out the water from under the sticker.
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hyperaddict



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Para is right on....couldn't explain it better
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Voucher



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can add to that tip. Use an xacto knife to lift the decal off the sheet so you don't get any finger prints on it, spray the body with the soap spray mentioned above, and use a hair dryer once the decal is in place to help it conform around bends on the body. the heat makes the decal much more flexable and helps bond it to the body. Make sure to wash the body with soap and water before starting your decaling.
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mprisco



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks..I'll give it a try this week
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Wycked Runnin



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:01 pm    Post subject: Decals Reply with quote

Anyone know where to get some oddball decals, not just the typical race decals or factory decals?
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Paradoxmaker



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Decals Reply with quote

Wycked Runnin wrote:
Anyone know where to get some oddball decals, not just the typical race decals or factory decals?


Try this:
http://www.towerhobbies.com/listings/cat-cat-c2.html

Look under Rc car bodies /rc car decals
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Wycked Runnin



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:44 pm    Post subject: Whoopie! Reply with quote

Thanks Paradox, I actually found some really cool Internal Graphics!!
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Momentum



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Whoopie! Reply with quote

Wycked Runnin wrote:
Thanks Paradox, I actually found some really cool Internal Graphics!!

I wouldn't use internal graphics. Apart from not being able to see 'em where the sun don't shine, just placing them could get messy.



Cache Ya,
Craig.
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Wycked Runnin



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: Decals Reply with quote

Momentum, The Graphics will be for a new project body, not to go on a painted body if thats what you meant, if not please enlighten me more, Thanks


Ray
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Paradoxmaker



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Whoopie! Reply with quote

Momentum wrote:
Wycked Runnin wrote:
Thanks Paradox, I actually found some really cool Internal Graphics!!

I wouldn't use internal graphics. Apart from not being able to see 'em where the sun don't shine, just placing them could get messy.


Why wouldn't you see them? You stick them on the inside before you paint the body, then you paint over them. It just simplifies the process of masking and painting complex designs.
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Wycked Runnin



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats what I thought Paradox, I think they thought i was putting them on the inside of a painted body Just Kidding Momentum...It's all good
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Momentum



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My joke seems to have flown over almost everyone's head.

Cache Ya,
Craig.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Momentum wrote:
My joke seems to have flown over almost everyone's head.

Cache Ya,
Craig.


That was supposed to be a joke?
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