Painting decals

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  1. geoffles

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    might be daft question but, as my decals have faded and ive spent a day emailing and ringing people i wondered if i masked off the areas is it possible to respray over the decals, if so what spray could i use.
     
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    not ideal . it will possibly flake off . far better to remove the decals them either replace or paint in new ones .
    i,m sure there must be a sign writing printshop somewhere near you .
    ask in a big transport yard who does theirs , most are sticker s now not proper sign writing .
     
  3. jonandshell

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    Would it not be worth a visit to you local sign making company first?
    Many of these companies are able to reproduce stuff on vinyl to a pattern.
     
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    I have rang five today and emailed pic over, i was stunned as it looks a simple enough design
     
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    we have a few round here only have to have a quick look take a pick and off they go playing on a computer in a few minutes done . mind best get them to stick them on . its not as easy as it looks .
     
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    On my GReg Pilote it had a dimple finish. The decal on the after end kept bubbling up, I took a soft lead pencil, drew around the decal, then peeled it off, then painted it in using an oil based enamel paint. Looked good!

    Tip; match the paint before you peel!
     

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