Applying decals...

die_Kette_rechts!

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Very helpful video!

Another hint: For large decals (e.g. RS Judy 1997/9:cool: use a hairdryer to warm up decals and frame/fork, this will soften the decals.
A squeegee with a soft suede will also help to apply the decal and to squeze out any bubbles.

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mark orourke

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Aye - I've couple to do & will be using the wet method to counteract my general cack handedness
hi,can i ask what is the wet method?? i have had to apply new decals lately to a zaskar frame which i thought would be easy but the bubbles!!!!! and once they are applied thats it to late lol,a few smaller decals i have done to crank arms and bars are fine but i have another frame i need to do and any help would be great thanks
 

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hi,can i ask what is the wet method?? i have had to apply new decals lately to a zaskar frame which i thought would be easy but the bubbles!!!!! and once they are applied thats it to late lol,a few smaller decals i have done to crank arms and bars are fine but i have another frame i need to do and any help would be great thanks
there's a guide linked by peachy earlier in this thread ;).

as for the bubbles, get a pin or fine sharp needle, prick the bubble, then carefully squeeze out the air with an old bank card or plastic filling tool.
if the bubbles are close to the edge of the decal, carefully "push" them towards the edge then outwards with the plastic tool or bank card.
I still haven't tried the "wet method" and I still hate applying decals :mad:
 
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mark orourke

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there's a guide linked by peachy earlier in this thread ;).

as to bubbles, get a pin or fine sharp needle, burst the bubble and carefully squeeze out the air with an old bank card or plastic filling tool.
ok thanks will try and will look for peachys thread
 

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I must admit I was highly sceptical and had it not been put forward by Peachy I wouldn’t have even tried the wet method
But I did and it’s so so much easier - no more alignment problems or air bubbles as you can work the decal for a short period of time almost like an fashioned water slide decal on airfix models
 
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