I assume based on my experience that the decals will last as long as they are supposed to, or longer, because of having a coat of clear paint or lacquer applied over them. Repeat the above steps for each new decal. Cycling buddy has a car body shop so he done the prep/lacquer .. Was quoted £75 from another local body shop when I started looking.. Worth the money for a quality job and frame looks mint after 9 months of abuse 🙂, mainly depends on the make up of the decals, if they are a single colour cut vinyl there is no need to clear coat them, this should be the same quality as Automotive vinyl, used for vehicle liveries and should be good for at least 3-5 years, you can tell if the reverse of the decal is the same colour as the front “pre-coloured” vinyl, if they are a solvent print onto a white media base and the bike will see regular use its worth clear coating the frame, just watch how it’s cured, in most cases don’t oven bake the frame to cure the clear coat, the very high and then low temperatures expand and contract the vinyl and cause cracks around the edge of the decal, if you use a 2 pack or air dry lacquer you should be fine, but always best to do a test if possible or talk to your painter, other option is request the decals have a laminate after print, ideal for large “wrap” decals but not really for small individual decals, if you have some “unique” decals always worth getting a scan before fitting, just in case you need a second set. Fixing dodgy decals could be way easier than fixing dodgy lacquering, which will be extremely easy to do…. Any thoughts or experience of doing this? The versatility of it is astonishing and the possibilities are endless. DK Decals DKD32010 1/32 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt over the Pacific, Pt.1 $33.22 Extra 3% off today! See the section headed “Yellowing the headstock face”. If you are using enamel clear coat, automotive clear coat, acrylic clear coat, urethane or lacquer you must first use a thinned out coat. There is always more than one way to defur … ... Keep repeating this process allowing plenty of time for the lacquer to harden in between taking care not to rub into the decal of course . When applying the lacquer start off with a "dry coat" to seal Either completely flat or semi-gloss. Thanks for all the replies. Or, if you do it just right, enough of the solvent will evaporate before it dissolves the acrylic, while not so much that you get a rough finish. Forum Rules Then the polyester clear coat started pulling away from the decal. Our vinyl decals have a great durability as is. Lacquer over enamel...if the lacquer goes on too thick, ... Spray another gloss over the colors, decal, gloss over the decals and proceed with weathering. You want to just ‘mist’ the lacquer on. Dab any excess softener with paper towel. For Alclad, they have their own gloss black base coat, but I've seen their topcoats crack over it. If you use solvent or petrolium based liquids there is a strong chance you will destroy the decal! Posted: Dec Mon 20, 2004 3:23 am . Apply a number of very light "mist" coats using the spray lacquer, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next. I have sprayed lacquer over vinyl lettering for a sign and had no issues placing the vinyl directly on the stained wood, then spraying over the top. When that dries, I spray a couple of very light coats over the entire decal. Does Tru-oil count as an acceptable coating to apply the decal to or should I try to lacquer over the tru-oil first (if that's even possible) xoso, Apr 15, 2013 #7. inkedintville Senior Stratmaster. Once you have applied all your decals, and if you have done it correctly, they should now have the appearance of being painted on. Using a cooler temperature water such as room temperature or lukewarm water is ideal for a better outcome. The topic ‘Lacquer over decals (or not)?’ is closed to new replies. Custom Decals:(Water Slide-Off Decals) Decorating on your Fine China, Glass, Earthenware, Enamel, Porcelain and Stainless Products, And the following raw materials for Decal Printing ; Please refer to the following items' Number(*) & Use (For); - COATING (Covrecoat,Over Print Lacquer): Brush decal softener onto the decal. I think Testors makes a decal sealer but you can use regular "rattle can" lacquer. FOR DECALS - the safest way to nitro over a decal, is to use shellac as an intermediate coat. Thin factory applied transfer type decals have to be lacquered* as this “fixes” them as they would scratch off very easily.*AFAIK. Lacquer first, then enamel or acrylic. 9. How complex are the decals? DK Decals DKD32011 1/32 de Havilland B-36 Mosquito in CzAF1. Now put two coats of shellac over the decal to protect it from the lacquer. What you need to do is flat it as I show in the demo. ... Over decals I use gloss coat 1st, to give a little thicker layer to blend any decal film that might be visible. Check that the decal is securely stuck all over. The Dupli-Color Perfect Match clear coat says it is a fast drying acrylic lacquer. Use very fine grit paper to smooth it down … Just to add I got decals from Gil m(used him for couple of years) decals of high quality and lacquer friendly.. Vinyl decals were never intended to have a clear coat put on top, as far as I can discover within product specifications. Types Of Paints: Lacquer Based Automobile Paints. When you add decals to your motorcycle or other vehicle as décor, you will want to add a clear coat over the top of the decal. 32 Related Question Answers Found After the decal steps are finished, the locomotive can be lightly weathered as desired. If you intend to lacquer over our motorcycle decals do not use any abrasives like Scotchbright pads etc. Can then peel off (whats left of - if sanding) decals … My finger is hovering over the nozzle of a can of lacquer, but I can’t bring myself to spray the frame. I want the decals to look painted on so it shouldn’t show decal edges. Any tips why? Brush decal softener onto the decal. After you have sealed the decal with thin coats you may apply a heavier coat if you want. Can then peel … How To Seal Vinyl Decals. Unless i clear it enough to bury the decals so i can flat it … Smacking on heavy coats straight away can damage and wrinkle the decal. Most bike manufacturers only lacquer over the tank transfers, the rest are applied after paint. ... And because I'm inclined to put decals over windows when I'm designing a livery, I even spray the windows with TS13. I then I apply orange shellac over the decal (over the entire cabinet) to tint as preferred. Lacquer would make the transfers more durable but if you get bored of the colour scheme they will be an arse to remove. Also, don't cut your decals out before you spray them. There are only a few common mistakes to avoid that will help make using waterslide easy for you. Lacquer primer; it can be gray, white, or oxide red, depending on the final coats. I have a Chinese carbon glossy frame, and some custom decals to apply. Graemevw77; Topic Author; Offline; Born to be Wild Posts: 95 ; Likes received: 35 ; The shiny decals thing i hadnt really thought about, but the real cars stripes are shiny. I am making a table. The rule has ALWAYS been acrylic (water-based) over enamel over lacquer but not the reverse. Hold the neck away from your spray can or … Think I’m going to apply the decals then cover the lot in Helitape or similar, seems the simplest option to me. ... Service Location Provided: all over india. Should I apply lacquer over the top of the decals, or not bother? There will be a base coat of white paint and over top of that I want to add a sticker because the design would be very difficult to paint by hand. The decal will be dissolved by the lacquer and become part of it when dry. I've never known anyone who uses Krylon or Rust-o-leum on their models and wouldn't recommend them in the first place. 5 to 10 minutes between coats. © 2021 Pistonheads Holdco Limited, All Rights Reserved. Printing on the Over decals I use gloss coat 1st, to give a little thicker layer to blend any decal film that might be visible. If you're using a spray can, I'd wait overnight. If I were doing it I would probably go with something like lacquer or shellac that would adhere the decal. It is easier using lacquer out of a can instead of prepping to spray the butyrate using my airbrush to seal the decal. I put down about 3 coats of Tru oil and the applied my water slide. A test run on an old fork with an extra vinyl sticker I had worked fine. The decals would have looked great, but I just don’t think I want to risk it. Contact Us Well personally, unless it’s absolutely necessary, I see no reason to clear over the top of vinyl decals. Very helpful, and underlines how little I know about this process. PU Matt and Glossy finishes for wood. We make them as thin and fine as possible, but the result of this is they don't have any real strength to stand up to daily wear. One project had lacquer sprayed over top, the other didn't. Decals and Wall Stickers; Kids Theme Stencils; Kids Magnetic Wall Themes; Paints to Create Kids Themes; Paints for Kids Decor & Furniture; Blog; Download Catalogs; Compare Products ; Search. At this point I must say that the best primer I've ever used it's called VARIPRIMER and it's made by DuPont. Location: Pan India. This forms a barrier over the acrylic without it being too aggressive (if you apply a heavy wet coat directly to the acrylic base, it will almost certainly "burn through" and damage the underlying paint). Road safety products,traffic signs,stickers & decals,Engraved signs,safety sign boards warning boards,vinyl stickers,can Customised according to your requirment,retro reflective boards,reflective boards,Modular curved framed technology,Vista system,3M products,Cash on delivery,,, …. ... Custom-designed decals, lettering, and wraps serve to distinguish your company’s vehicle — advertising your business and building name recognition everywhere you go, like a mobile billboard. Two coats of clear shellac fully dried, then nitro over that. Should I try to spray a couple of light coats then … Apply a number of very light "mist" coats using the spray lacquer, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next. Very, very important is that the first couple of coats should be incredibly light. The product has its own thinner and once properly mixed, you can apply it directly over any kind of plastic. I have had good luck using spray Lacquer in place of shellac as well. Start the stroke some distance before and end some disctance after the surface to get an even finish. Too late now but I provided MJT with custom water slide decals and they applied them. I always let decals dry overnight, if not a couple days. to key the surface of the decal, this will damage the printing. Cart 0 Product Products ... PU retains it finish over prolonged exposures to UV. If you're going to lacquer over the decals, you need to leave them for as long as possible after applying. The clear coat it's decanted from a spray can. A good overcoat of lacquer maybe the thing to hold them down, but I’m worried that they’ll still lift and I’ll be left with a horrid mess. crankbrothers BOA shoes! For my first attempt I used polyester over a vinyl decal, and the table looked great for about two months. Or maybe there is no just right, and you'll ruin the whole thing. Thanks for the replies.I wasn't aware you had to wait so long,glad i asked now.I'm sort of split between lacquering over them or not.If i was to sell it maybe people would think it would be a half arsed way of doing it if i 'didn't' lacquer over the decals,or maybe they would think it was more convenient 'not' to have them covered so they were easily replacable?. Pretty much have to do the whole frame to get it to lock right. Shellac has the ability to stick to even polished metal, and will make a barrier between the decal and the nitro, sticking to both. I have read also the decal can be sealed using lacquer instead of the acrylic sealer, can butyrate clear be applied over the lacquer when sealing the decals on the plane? Messages: 3,786. I use lacquer thinner and an airbrush, and it dries immediately. You want the lacquer … WWII German Helmet Decal - Water Transfer (Face Up), to Face Down (lacquer applied) Instructions: We only recommend using acrylic varnish, acrylic resins or acrylic adhesives on our decals. Build over it using the same and then poly over for increased resistance to the elements. The decal has a thickness and you are spraying the same coat of lacquer over the whole of the headstock face so it will still show raised. Is it possible to apply decals over a powder coated paint finish and then lacquer on top? Login/cookie issues? I’m hesitating now as the decals I have are quite intricate in places and some of the thinner sections are lifting (especially where they follow a line or curve on the frame). ... the … I don’t like to apply the decal to bare wood so a few coats of lacquer are needed. Do I have to lacquer decals? Yes. It is possible to scalpel-cut around a lacquered decal and cut it out,done this my self. Im painting my RGV 250 motorcycle and im wondering about what stage the decals should be put on?I want to lacquer over them.Usually if you put the … If you're going to lacquer over the decals, you need to leave them for as long as possible after applying. When in doubt - TEST. Placing your decal into too warm/hot water can over activate the adhesive making it feel a bit slimy and you decal paper a bit flimsy. Pretty much have to do the whole frame to get it to lock right. I purchased decals from DRATV. Laserjet printers are not as prone to this. Can use a chemical striper like Jasco (not sure what the equivalent is here in the UK) or sandpaper. The instructions also state "Using an enamel clear coat such as Krylon or Rust-o-leum may cause damage to the decal." lacquer over our motorcycle decals do not use any abrasives like Scotchbright pads etc. I am planning to lacquer over the table to protect the wood. James Allow to completely dry. I think we have similar frames plus one, although mine is the cantilever version. The other thing is decal thickness. This makes the decal "flow" into the finish. Bikes like Orange*/Cove use decals over paint finish so you can change graphics whenever you like. Link Removal Privacy Lacquer over decals? When that dries, I spray a couple of very light coats over the entire decal. If it does move, quickly realign it with your hobby knife before the solution starts to work. We’re using a wood, ceramic, and a plastic material here. Then applied a nice coat to get the gloss effect, this seemed to be much better and no reaction from the decals at all . You're safest that way! Newsletter Settings, Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total), Premier Partners for Singletrack issues & exclusive subscriber perks, Metcheck MTB Weather Forecasts At A Glance, Singletrack Cycle Of Good Inner Tube Belt, Singletrack Lockdown 2020 426ml Coffee Mug. I tend to spray a couple of light coat and then go for a couple of wet coat. If that is not to be done because the frame is already fully finished, then we strongly recommend that you apply clear lacquer locally over the decal to ensure that it is protected from solvents in cleaners or polishes that might affect the inks. 2/ Next place the Decal in a shallow bowl of Luke warm water (not hot - otherwise you end up … Waiting 1 hour is sufficient in this situation. The decals are applied directly over the glossy cured clear to ensure maximum adhesion and then the entire tank is scuffed before re-clearing. I assume based on my experience that the decals will last as long as they are supposed to, or longer, because of having a coat of clear paint or lacquer applied over them. I assume based on my experience that the decals will last as long as they are supposed to, or longer, because of having a coat of clear paint or lacquer applied over them. For good decals, gloss coat, apply the decals, then gloss coat again. Joined: Nov 10, 2010 Location: North Carolina. Water-slide decals are great for guitar logos. Seeing as the bike was going to see lots of mud/filth I reckoned this would be my best option .. Post subject: Shellac over decals? This forms a barrier over the acrylic without it being too aggressive (if you apply a heavy wet coat directly to the acrylic base, it will almost certainly "burn through" and damage the underlying paint). Removing decal too soon: to avoid this, test your decal before removing it from the water. Yes mine are single colour vinyl and Gil did say no need to lacquer .. Step 1 I think I’ll test Wet-sand a small section of the decal with 2000 grit sand paper to see how it does and then apply two or three more coats of lacquer clear over it and hopefully it will be smooth enough for me to use compound and then wax over it. To seal the decal completely, you can now apply a thin layer of varnish or Klear and allow it to dry. Time for clear coats of lacquer to cover the decal. The paint did blister up when sprayed over old enamel paint. Personally, I don't like anything glossy looking, so I'll put down a good dull coat over everything. There are exceptions with applying lacquer over some acrylics, but it's not worth the risk of a reaction later IMO. That's been almost three years ago … I recently finshed painting using Model Master acrylic paint and usually us Model Master Acryl to seal everything up up found out my bottle is all dried out. While there are certainly lacquer based coatings on some craft papers, many decal papers being sold have non-lacquer based coatings that are used to improve adhesion of various printer inks. Maybe ask a vinyl lettering company make you up some new ones? Emporio Clear PU Finishes are used to protect wood while retaining its original grains by … 1) Strip off the clearcoat. to key the surface of the decal, this will damage the printing. Once dry, I take my airbrush with clear dope and very lightly spray the edges of the decal. I’m in a similar situation with a frame I’ve just had resprayed. Thin factory applied transfer type decals have to be lacquered* as this “fixes” them as they would scratch off very easily.*AFAIK. Does anyone know if you can spray Lacquer clear finish over acrylic paint? - posted in Master classes: Hi Anthony, I agree with most of the comments above. Most of the vinyl we use is Oracal 651 series 6-year (or better); it’s … I always let decals dry overnight, if not a … Then Dullcote after the Glosscote dries. If you lacquer too soon after sticking them on, the solvents in the paint can react with the solvents in the glue and you will find the transfers start to bubble. I want to be able to polish the clear coat a little ultimately. The Singletrackworld.com Mountain Bike Quiz of 2020, Top 10 Singletrack Podcast episodes of 2020, This topic has 10 replies, 6 voices, and was last updated. This does take a long time but the end results are worth it. There are two techniques: 1) Strip off the clearcoat. These craft style decals are far more common than silkscreened logos these days. Premier Club Tip: If you notice air bubbles beneath your decal once it is dry, use a pin to prick small holes in it. For the finish I'm thinking of a stain and then applying a vinyl decal to the outside and then sealing it with a … From what I read it is best to apply the decals before applying the topcoat. It is better to apply 3-4 thin coats with an interval of 10 minutes rather than one heavy continuous coat of paint. read more... Innmats Private Limited. From here, you can either leave the model with a gloss finish, or apply some weathering techniques. Im tempted to try and paint the stripes, but that may be a bit extreme, too much chance to get it wrong. Waterslide decals are a means of applying a professional logo to the surface. I think Testors makes a decal sealer but you can use regular "rattle can" lacquer. Thanks Jim Either just over the decals or on the whole frame. For my second attempt, I did a little more research into the decals. Because the film is so thin, it’s possible to apply clear lacquer over it without any noticeable bumps or raised sections at its edges. one of the flaws with a self coloured vinyl, it will be between 0.8 – 0.6 micron in thickness so will always have an “edge” to it, not really ideal for thin line work or small text, but fine for 2-3mm and above if not in high wear areas, certainly know of one frame refinished who regularly bakes my decals but I only use Cast vinyl and this makes a big difference – always go with a cast vinyl over a calendered if you get an option – a little thinner and more stable at higher temperatures, with better adhesion. Put the transfers on at least a week before you apply the final coats of lacquer because the adheasive solvent may evaporate under the paint and make it bubble up or react. If you print decals from an inkjet printer and don't do a few light sprays to seal the decal, you run the risk of the ink running or leaching out ruining your nice decal. Bonus Giveaway Day! But the decals are really good quality and adhere well so no reason they won’t look good for a long time without lacquer .. My frame/fork were left in drying oven but not a clue if low temp etc.. ? Dont rush that Page 2 of 4 - Spraying clear over decals - how? The decal's edges may stick to … These are vinyl decals. , Today we’re going to show you three different methods. If it does move, quickly realign it with your hobby knife before the solution starts to work. Do I recommend it? The first body i noticed if the lacquer / clear went on too thick it seemed to react and almost bubble the decals. Them did about another 3 coats. DO NOT spray on a heavy coat over the … The only problem I ever had was clear spraying the self sticking decals , when the lacquer got underneath the decal where it hadnt sat flush , and lifted it. Can you lacquer over vinyl stickers? ... of the decal. Gassing Station | Biker Banter | Top of Page | What's New | My Stuff. Now paint over the decal with decal solution before pressing down on it with a moist paper towel. Also did the same thing with poly. Spray a few coats, wait a couple of days and sand it flat so there are no dips or … Do not use panel wipes that contain toluene as again, this will damage the printing. Varnishing the self sticking decals isnt a neccessity of course - all personal choice. I dont normally but as the decals are 40 years old im slightly concerned about how sticky they may be. Once the decal is dry and exactly where you want it, take your decal softener such as Mr. Mark Softer and brush it all over the decal, making sure it doesn’t move. I don't see any difference between the two, maybe time will tell. I cant even decide once the decals are on as the body needs masking for flat black areas so if i decal first id have to mask over decals. Thickish, so have a distinct edge to them. Hope this helps.. Even the guy that made the decal likely isn't 100% sure what materials are used in the papers he is printing on. Then Dullcote after the Glosscote dries. Recently I'm struggling with wrinkles of decals when I spray a clear lacquer coat over. Address:2-5 samarpan complex JAY JAGANNATH MULTITRADE PVT LTD 10. Maybe the paint is too hot? DO NOT spray on a heavy coat over the decal as this will blister and/or dissolve the decal! Vinyl decals were never intended to have a clear coat put on top, as far as I can discover within product specifications. His main concern was that he did not want to feel the decal, so I had to bury it in the finish. Once the decal is dry and exactly where you want it, take your decal softener such as Mr. Mark Softer and brush it all over the decal, making sure it doesn’t move. Clear coating helps to protect the decal from peeling, cracking or sustaining other damage from exposure to the elements. Im painting my RGV 250 and im wondering about what stage the decals should be put on?I want to lacquer over them.Usually if you put the base coat on you wait a certain amount of time then put the lacquer on,when is it safe to put the decals on? Member: Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am Posts: 265 Location: Glens Falls, N.Y. USA Can you spray lacquer directly over a decal? Xoso. Then you can put the lacquer of choice on it - never used Minwax, but Deft is good, and also the stuff they sell at Lowe's (that I can't remember at the moment) is very good. Can you lacquer over vinyl stickers? Fresh Goods Friday 530 – Well Hello 2021! I’ve seen mixed information, and am now a bit concerned that the lacquer may react with the decals and it’ll look rubbish. So if thats your worry, just stick them on when the paint job is finished. Now paint over the decal with decal solution before pressing down on it with a moist paper towel. Either just over the decals or on the whole frame. Dab any excess softener with paper towel. Depress the spray button firmly with steady even strokes while moving can back and forth over the surface to be painted. 1/ Once the surface of the headstock is prepared remove the protective tissue over the Decal and trim the Decal as required – there is picture showing trimming a logo below. I’m in “no lacquer” camp,seen some horrible sights post crash where decals torn-up through lacquer,so to fix you have to have it refinished. The second body i applied 2 thin mist like coats to begin with and let fully dry for 24 hours minimum. Yes, the lacquer could easily destroy the underlying acrylic. Not only does it broaden your crafting abilities, it is very user friendly. Waterslide decal paper is an amazing product to work with. The decals are not fuel proof or dope proof! You can seal these all different ways, depending on what you’re going to use the project for. Hey all, I'm working on a project for a portable serving table for booze. You must first apply 2-3 very thin mist coats over the decal; allowing it to dry each time. Do not use panel wipes that contain toluene as again, this will damage the printing. Posted: Aug Wed 10, 2005 6:12 am . It could be difficult to build up enough thickness to "cover up" the vinyl to the point where you don't notice a bump where the vinyl starts. If i do the flat black first id have to mask super neatly again to clear over the decals if they needed it. They are lifting in just a couple of places where the sticker is quite narrow. Only spray lacquer should be used over the decal once it is applied. If decal is in a wear area just cover in heli tape to protect. The final clear coat can be whatever you want to use for the over all look you are wanting to achieve. read more... Sparsh Digital. Can use a chemical striper like Jasco (not sure what the equivalent is here in the UK) or sandpaper. Just enough build to be able to sand back flat. Matt finish frame .. Low sheen laquer applied over frame/decals no issues .. Tatty decals look rubbish 🙁. 1/ Once the surface of the headstock is prepared remove the protective tissue over the Decal and trim the Decal as required – there is picture showing trimming a logo below. Ideally, you should leave them for at least a week, but I've lacquered after a day and most of the time it'll be fine. I usually thin it with some Tamiya lacquer thinner 1 to 1 and a few drops of retarder. With your finger and thumb gently rub the top of the decal against … Classifieds Rules if you did that with the lacquer surely you'd just end up with patchy laquer on the frame... and that'd just look horrendous. 1 year 3 weeks ago #57479. Post subject: Lacquer over Decal? ... • #6. pip. I was wondering if the sticker would hold if I put a layer of lacquer over top of it? Privacy Forum Rules Premier Club Classifieds lacquer over decals Link Removal Login/cookie issues allowing each coat to before. 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