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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) sydeem is offline
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      Mario suggested pasting your own art work as follows:
      Look a lot till I find what I want in the net.
      Copy & save in my computer.
      Reduce or increase the image to scale.
      Print it in high-resolution paper.
      Spray the image with clear auto lacquer Simulated Decals (Matt).
      Stick them to the part with 3M Super 77 spray adhesive.

      I stick first in a slightly bigger piece of aluminum foil used in the kitchen for baking things ( Alusafoil is the brand name here in Chile), using the matt side of it, and finally stick this to the kit using 3M's spray adhesive which is very clean & permits a certain amount of working time to align things correctly.

      Willys41 suggests actually making a decal Simulated Decals as follows:
      I made a few decals by using a decoupage medium, you brush on coats in opposite directions. After each has dried five or six coats seem to work but you will have to experiment. Then you put them in warm water and rub the paper off the back with your finger until the backing paper is gone and you have just the color on the film you applied. then lay the transfer in the part and clear coat Simulated Decals it.

      As an after thought he tried clear nail polish:
      I used CLEAR NAIL POLISH instead of the decoupage medium, it work also. Use around 7-10 coats letting each dry first and always alternate directions when applying.

      Hot Simulated Decals Ford Coupe suggested the following alternative method:
      Just thought of something we can do with the engine labels. Hobby Lobby has some sheet brass from the K&S Simulated Decals company. Up until now, I thought they only made .010" thick brass sheet as the thinnest they make. I just found some .005" thick stuff. You can make up some labels, stick them onto a contoured piece of the brass square and super glue or epoxy Simulated Decals it down where it's needed. That's what it looks like Mario did. It looks pretty real. If you canít get white printing, paint the brass first and then put on a clear sticker. Should work.

      A large number of logos to use for these can be found in the gallery of sydeem,
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  1. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    l: l: l: l: l: l: all the way, Syd.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Willys41 - I like your use of nail polish the best so far. You forgot to mention how careful one must be when rubbing off the paper as the decal Simulated Decals splits easily toward the end operation.

    I tried spraying Krylon acrylic Simulated Decals “Crystal Clear” on a full sheet to speed up the coating process. Used 10 coats which made a very firm cover but the Krylon seems to penetrate the paper so that the “Decal” does not want to release from the last of the paper. Have you tried anything like this?

    One thing rubbing some paper off does is that it makes the logo very thin so that it looks more like a decal Simulated Decals than a pasted on paper tag.


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    Willys41 has more information about the nail polis technique:

    I paint the first coat very thin wait about 10 min next
    coats a little thicker and so on I wait about 10 -15 minutes between
    coats if you need to on the heavier coats you can dry with a hair
    dryer on low warm heat but doesn't take that long to dry. You want to
    make sure the polish is dry and hard before you soak it in water and
    start to rub off the backing. Yes you do have to be careful rubbing the
    paper off.

    (Unfortunately this can't seem to be added to the original turotial post)


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    Willys41 suggests actually making a decal Simulated Decals as follows:

    I made a few decals by using a decoupage medium, you brush on coats in opposite directions. After each has dried five or six coats seem to work but you will have to experiment. Then you put them in warm water and rub the paper off the back with your finger until the backing paper is gone and you have just the color on the film you applied. Then lay the transfer on the part and clear coat Simulated Decals it. If when cutting the logo out you angle the blade outward this will help in hiding the edges with the final decal Simulated Decals .

    The other night I was messing around making decals.I used CLEAR NAIL POLISH instead of the decoupage medium, it work also. Use around 7-10 coats letting each dry first and always alternate directions when applying.

    I paint the first coat very thin wait about 10 min next
    coats a little thicker and so on I wait about 10 -15 minutes between
    coats if you need to on the heavier coats you can dry with a hair
    dryer on low warm heat but doesn't take that long to dry. You want to
    make sure the polish is dry and hard before you soak it in water and
    start to rub off the backing. Yes you do have to be careful rubbing the
    paper off.

    Sydeem said to me "Willys41 - I like your use of nail polish the best so far. You forgot to mention how careful one must be when rubbing off the paper as the decal Simulated Decals splits easily toward the end operation."

    Yes he is right Rubbing all the paper off makes the logo very thin so that it looks more like a decal Simulated Decals . You must soak it very well. Keep your fingers wet and rub the paper so it rolls of the decal Simulated Decals . you can stop and leave some white on if decal Simulated Decals needs white or rub until decal Simulated Decals is all clear.

    When decal Simulated Decals is done and ready to apply put in warm water to soften nail polish if it needs to go around a corner over something etc. Apply a quick thin coat or small drop of nail polish to back of decal Simulated Decals and place on part smooth out and let dry. Then clear coat Simulated Decals it as need to to cover decal Simulated Decals . Remember the thicker you make the decal Simulated Decals with all the coats of polish the more clear you will have to use to hide the thickness.
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    Great info guys, thanks for sharing. I'm not hi-jacking the thread 'cause this question kinda relates (metal data tags)..........has anyone tried the hobby photo-etching kits? Micro Mark or one of those vendors sells them, I think.:confused:
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