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Applying Decals #472421
01/14/13 11:55 pm
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I'm rebuilding a 1969/1970 TR25W. The oil tank was banged up and rusted, so I got it back to life with Bondo and a lot of sanding. Painted it with Rustoleum and it looks great now. My question is, once I apply the TROPHY 250 and MINIMUM OIL LEVEL decals, which I just bought on eBay, should I clear coat the tank?


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Re: Applying Decals [Re: sparks] #472496
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I would.

I know that some people just varnish the decal, but on my T140 I flatted the side panel and then applied the decals.
I clearcoated with rattle can and needed to wait 6 weeks before polishing the clear to final finish

Re: Applying Decals [Re: AngloBike] #472528
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I agree with flattening the paint with 5000 grit paper before applying the decals. If you are talking water transfer, the standard recommendation is to lightly dust them with clear so the solvents in the paint do not lift the decal. If you are talking mylar transfers, then you should be able to clear over them. My painter cleared over my mylars.

regards,
Rob

Re: Applying Decals [Re: Snakeoil] #472906
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Hi Rob: my painter has having problems with the waterslide decals I provided him. He says that the clearcoat wrinkles them and wants to use mylars.

Can you tell what is the difference between the twos? can you show a picture of the mylar applied on your bike?

Thank you!

Originally Posted By: Snakeoil
I agree with flattening the paint with 5000 grit paper before applying the decals. If you are talking water transfer, the standard recommendation is to lightly dust them with clear so the solvents in the paint do not lift the decal. If you are talking mylar transfers, then you should be able to clear over them. My painter cleared over my mylars.

regards,
Rob

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Keep mind the factories did not coat them. They were applied at the very end of the assembly line.


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yes I know.. but you want to clear them on in order to protect them..

Anyone has a picture to display of the mylar decal applied on a tank or a side panel?

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Keep mind the factories did not coat them. They were applied at the very end of the assembly line.


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Re: Applying Decals [Re: LorenzoI] #473040
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Originally Posted By: LorenzoI


Anyone has a picture to display of the mylar decal applied on a tank or a side panel?



OK, so it's not a Triumph, and it definitely wasn't applied by the factory. But, it is a Mylar decal.


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Re: Applying Decals [Re: LorenzoI] #473056
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Originally Posted By: LorenzoI
Hi Rob: my painter has having problems with the waterslide decals I provided him. He says that the clearcoat wrinkles them and wants to use mylars.

Can you tell what is the difference between the twos? can you show a picture of the mylar applied on your bike?

Thank you!


Well, you know what waterslide are. They are a type of thin clear material with ink on them that are held on with a water soluable glue. Mylars are just that. They are adhesive backed clear mylar with ink on them.

Sounds like your painter is not dusting them with clear, but rather shooting them like he would a normal clear coat.

Here's my mylars after clear coat.





regards,
Rob

Re: Applying Decals [Re: Snakeoil] #473066
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congrats Rob for your excellent paint job.
.. are they mylars?

my painter would like to use mylars because he is having problems with the waterslides I provided from classic transfers.. :o(

Originally Posted By: Snakeoil

Well, you know what waterslide are. They are a type of thin clear material with ink on them that are held on with a water soluable glue. Mylars are just that. They are adhesive backed clear mylar with ink on them.

Sounds like your painter is not dusting them with clear, but rather shooting them like he would a normal clear coat.

Here's my mylars after clear coat.

regards,
Rob


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