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Frank; If you are applying a decal to wood, only use a single coat of thin CA to seal the wood. Sand smooth and apply the decal. Apply enough coats of thick CA until you can no longer feel the decal. Sand down until you remove all shiny spots. MM to 12,000 add polish and buff to a luster. Some decals are impossable to hide the edges, but if it feels smooth, you won't notice it as much. Jim S
 
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Here is a PIC

:mad:Attached is a pic of the concern with arrows pointing it out. The picture makes other blemishes look worst than they are .the concern I have is seeing the edge of the clear decal paper.Any comments or help would be great.:confused:
 

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What type of decal paper are you using?
any Idea on how thick the decal it self is?
How many coats of finish are you putting on it?
 
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What type of decal paper are you using?
any Idea on how thick the decal it self is?
How many coats of finish are you putting on it?
I am not sure how thick the decal stock is.I tried no ca on turnned blank and then tried 2 coats of ca on blank sanded to 600 applied decal and put 6 or 8 coats.
 

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i don't put any CA done just sand it.
The apply decal let it dry overnight
Then apply a light coat over the decal with out running lathe, then build up coats at slow speed.
 

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Sorry then don't know what else to recommend.e
Maybe after putting decal on use a wet towel and work around the edges to make sure that they adhere to the blank.
 

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what kind of water did you use I found that will affect it. I only use distilled so there is no mineral content and make sure everything is clean those edges can pick up dirt.
I always put 4 coats of med ca then MM polish


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Apply several coats of CA and bring it to a high shine. Then you can apply the decal and the decal edges will disappear.
 
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