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 Post subject: Decal survival strategy
PostPosted: Oct Thu 12, 2017 5:33 pm 
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Usually I make my own water slide decals but sometimes it involves printing white or gold leaf and I can't do that so I need some scheme for refinish a cabinet and preserve the existing decals.
Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Decal survival strategy
PostPosted: Oct Fri 13, 2017 9:25 am 
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I have never found a satisfactory way.

You can do black (or any colour) using an inkjet on a white or gold background by a cheat I came up with. I cant remember where the pic is but it worked on a cabinet back. I masked off an area with top quality tape and covered the rest of the panel from overspray. Then sprayed the masked area with gold paint.

Whist drying hard I made the decal with a 1mm border and the test inside. This was accurately sized to fit exactly over the gold area once the masking tape was removed.

Of course difficult for any shape other than rectangular.

Gary


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