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Old 02-14-2005, 08:56:00 PM
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Just wondering what type of decals to use? The peel and stick vinyl type or the water transfer type. Is one type better? They will go on a freshly cleaned and painted, but not smoothed with filler, engine. {Cast iron} Thanks
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I have the Sandwich in vinyl stickers, and have sold over 50 of them.. I like this type a lot better than the old water transfer, the newer vinyl look so much better, even than the older vinyl. I put some of the older peel and stick on my 18-32 case and the color even faded out. if vinyl is available for the engine you are working on I would use it. Bob
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I have the 4 color "ROLLR" decals for NOVO engines with the Timken roller brgs. on the mains. Also have repo's of the "INDEPENDENT HARVESTER" decals. [early and late]
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In my personal experience, water transfer decals work better than vinyl stickers for applications that aren't almost perfectly smooth (I'm an avid military scale modeler as well as an engine collector). both types have their respective merits, but the water transfers will snuggle down into the depressed areas on the castings a lot better since the film on a true decal is much thinner than vinyl. After placing a decal and letting it dry (I usually wait 2-3 days) it should be sprayed with a good clear coat that is compatible with whatever paint you happen to be using as this will protect the decal and hide the lines where the film is.
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I like the water decals for some of the same reasons as stated, but I haven't found a good outlet for them. Does anybody know where a person can get them for say a IHC engine ( LB, M, Mogul)?
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