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Old 04-21-2012, 08:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Applying decals to wood

I have read all of the threads concerning this...but I am still unclear as to how the whole procedure works. Just what is the best way to apply decals to wooden barrels for pens? I thought I read somewhere that you can use trurpentine to set the decal on wood before the CA finish...but I may have read that wrong. Will someone help me with this?
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I put ca finish on barrel and the water slide decal then another few coats of ca. works for me..........
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I put 2 coats thin CA then apply decal per instructions. Let the decal dry overnight then apply several more coats of medium CA. MM to 12000 when done.
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If you are putting the decal onto dark wood add a few extra coats of CA and the sand and polish it before adding the decal so the edges are not visible.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This product is widely used by modelers to set their decals on the plastic, before applying the final finish. Micro Set Setting Solution, 1 oz: Toys & Games
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