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using old decals
Posted by ajniner94 on Monday, June 24, 2019 8:42 AM

Im sure this has been asked already but i just purchased a Bill Elliot Coors Light car kit.  I tried putting one ot the decals on and it completely fell apart.  Is there anything i can do to prevent that from happening with the rest the decals?

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, June 24, 2019 4:08 PM

Apply a clear coat. You will have to trim each decal but they should hold together.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:29 AM

Yup, as Lee says, clear coating the decal sheet is propably the best way forward.

Sometimes you can scan and re-print the decal sheet onto decal paper, but normal printers don't print white or gold, so this may not be an option for a Coors decal sheet. Creative use of white decal paper can help. It would be nice if decal paper was available in gold and silver, but I'm not aware of any.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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Posted by ajniner94 on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:32 AM

what kind of clearcoat?

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:12 PM

You can use Testors clear gloss lacquer.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:32 AM

Testors also offers a decal bonder spray just for this purpose.

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Posted by ajniner94 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:07 AM

stupid question but i assume you just spray the decal sheet?

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:36 PM

Yes. I would suggest a couple of light coats, maybe three depending on how light they are. Definately try this on a scrap set of decals first.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

Trevor

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:41 PM

What Trevor said. Sorry I should have stated that.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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