What is the best way to install decals

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What is the best way to install decals

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Should i spray water and a little soap and squeegee the water out . I want them to look right .
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I am no expert but that is what I would do. (Wet method)

I installed apron decals with the dry method on my Hurricane and it's a one shot deal. If you don't get it right, your stuck with it.

After I installed Art blades on my SOR with the wet method I would never go back. Now I have new ramp decals & blades to install on my Who Dunnit and I'm going full wet method. 8-)
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Bagdad wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 5:50 pm
I am no expert but that is what I would do. (Wet method)

I installed apron decals with the dry method on my Hurricane and it's a one shot deal. If you don't get it right, your stuck with it.

After I installed Art blades on my SOR with the wet method I would never go back. Now I have new ramp decals & blades to install on my Who Dunnit and I'm going full wet method. 8-)
I'll try the wet

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Windex!
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Dry is the only way to go. I have done the windex and the soapy water method, you will see wood grain unless you do an amazing sealing of the wood. Dry is perfect. Just my 2cents

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EVH wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 7:42 pm
Dry is the only way to go. I have done the windex and the soapy water method, you will see wood grain unless you do an amazing sealing of the wood. Dry is perfect. Just my 2cents
Did all my decal job with windex, cab, apron backglass and never had problems. Did the soapy thing 1 time and really don't like this method.
Like Bagdad said, dry is a one shot deal!
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Didn't have windex so I went 2 drops of dishsoap in a spray bottle with water
Worked well , I was able to move decal to get right position .

Never checked for color match :FP: these decals are from classic arcade :FP:
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Yep, well I can now confirm the Soap & Water technique suck for reverse decals, the ones that goes under ramps with the adhesive on the art face.

I did one of mine this morning and it has left some weird white stains everywhere.

Looks like I need to order a new decal and restart. This time, I'll do the dry method, I don't wanna risk windex... :FP:
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