12-20-2012, 04:24 PM
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I inquired with Simpson regarding getting a decal for a Commodore x1 that I acquired sans decal. Mark Watterson responded and supplied me @ no charge. Gotta love that customer service! I intend to reciprocate however.

But the reason for this post... It's been 50 years since I have applied a decal. I remember warm (hot?) water and a soak for a time until the decal slips from the backer. Anything I'm missing? Warm or hot water? How long to let it soak until I check to see if it's slipping off?

Thanks in advance gents.

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 12-20-2012, 04:25 PM
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I have done it recently. No prep is required. Wipe the place where you want to put it with alcohol swab, wait for it to dry, apply. That's it.

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 12-20-2012, 08:52 PM
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(12-20-2012, 04:25 PM)beartrap Wrote: I have done it recently. No prep is required. Wipe the place where you want to put it with alcohol swab, wait for it to dry, apply. That's it.

So is my general procedure above correct?

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 12-20-2012, 09:21 PM
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(12-20-2012, 08:52 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote:
(12-20-2012, 04:25 PM)beartrap Wrote: I have done it recently. No prep is required. Wipe the place where you want to put it with alcohol swab, wait for it to dry, apply. That's it.

So is my general procedure above correct?

No. It's a peel & stick. It's just a sticker.

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 12-20-2012, 09:39 PM
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There is no need for water. All you do is peel it and stick it on the handle, like you would a stamp (not the licking kind Biggrin).

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 12-20-2012, 09:51 PM
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Ahh! Got it. Thanks!

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 12-20-2012, 10:53 PM
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That certainly couldn't have been any easier. Like everything else, decals have come a long way in 50 years. Now my Commodore looks the way it was intended to look.

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 12-20-2012, 11:00 PM
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What I would do first is make a framed section with masking tape to make sure the decal is sitting correctly perfectly aligned and straight then apply the decal then remove the masking tape.

Jamie

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 12-20-2012, 11:51 PM
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Actually that isn't required. It's on a clear plastic film, when the film is peeled off of the backer it's a piece of cake to line up with the printing on the handle before placing it onto the handle. It's really well done on Simpsons part.

The only thing I would suggest others do is to make a nest of something, tissue, rag, whatever, to set the brush onto and to use both hands to align the decal. The decal and the handle want to be together and they attract each other when they get close. Don't press it down and it can be repositioned. A two hand hold on the decal helps.

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 12-21-2012, 12:36 AM
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I prefer my brushes with an ever so slightly lobbed sided Simpson sticker applied, but hey, that's me ... I'm slightly perverse like that ... hand made & all that ... Merry Christmas!

Mark

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 12-21-2012, 01:00 AM
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Haha, Merry Christmas Mark!

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