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Post  Speedy on Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:46 pm

Couple of quick questions on decals and decal paper

1. What water slide paper do people recommend?..will be using an inkjet printer
2. If I have logos am I ok using Photoshop Elements for resizing?
3. Should I use a lacquer on the paper or lacquer the car after the conversion?

Basic background to what I have planned is that I want to convert a 205T16 Altaya rally car into a Dimma bodied road car, just waiting on donor cars to arrive. Will be filling in the holes in the bonnet with milliput and not sure what colour it will be yet, grey and white are in the running so far. Want to put Dimma decals on the bottom of the doors and maybe on the windscreen.

Any advise greatly welcome
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Post  bmd on Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:25 am

peter if you're using an inkjet printer you must clear lacquer the sheet with a couple of ccoats after printing, and let dry before wetting it or the ink will run and they will be unusable ...i buy from mr decal paper myself but have used others in the past...
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Post  reeft1 on Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:51 pm

Im also a user of Mr Decal paper. Cost effective and works fine if properly lacquered on ink jet printers
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Post  cowfeeder on Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:26 pm

Eve Peter
I have used decal paper from Mr Decal as well, seems to work fine both in clear and white. As already mentioned once printed the decal paper needs spraying with lacquer if using Ink Jet printer, once applied I dry it with a hair drier on medium heat setting.
You can tell that you have it covered ok with lacquer as it will have a smooth sheen and not a blotchy appearance.
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