Radio facsia decals

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Radio facsia decals

Post by sparky7083 » 01 Jun 2015, 20:20

hi ya guys

I have several radios that have worn decals ...ie Volume, tone squealch transferes etc...
Is there anyone who sells new decals ???

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Re: Radio facsia decals

Post by Trog » 01 Jun 2015, 20:58

I once re-labelled a CB fascia with individual letter transfers as the rig had been 'changed' (it took ages). The lettering didn't last though as it wasn't as resilient as the original wording. Might be best to spray the finished fascia with clear matte varnish or lacquer to protect the lettering (that's assuming you're stripping the rig down).
Not sure if you can get whole words such as volume and squelch etc. If you can it would be from the States or Europe and not likely to be from this country.

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Re: Radio facsia decals

Post by Trog » 01 Jun 2015, 21:03

This page from another forum might interest you.

http://s3.zetaboards.com/copythat/topic/7488691/1/

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Post by Irishman1127 » 01 Jun 2015, 21:03

Www . Gammaray graphics.com
He does all my decals. Even one off stuff once you send him out the original so as he can scan it
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Re: Radio facsia decals

Post by steve13d » 17 Jun 2015, 10:52

I've done it with old record players and radios by printing them off in "mirror image" onto transfer paper with a laser printer and then iron them onto the right position once you have the sizing right. Much in the same way of producing pcb's. It looks that bit better than stickers and water slide decals, especially once you have gotten the hang of it
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Re: Radio facsia decals

Post by theteam2015 » 22 Jul 2015, 06:38

thank you to much

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Post by Dragonfly » 22 Jul 2015, 10:51

Hope you do it better than this Midland i picked up .
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Post by 29 RSN 669 » 01 Sep 2015, 13:03

hi Sparky
using a laser printer if you reverse print the text onto light paper(turn the print density up to max) then place over where you want it
then steal some of your wife's acetone nail varnish remover and wet the back side of the paper it will transfer the print onto the surface
be careful some plastics don't like acetone test it first on something else !
its quick and dirty but it works
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Post by 29 RSN 669 » 01 Sep 2015, 13:06

forgot to say you need to rub the paper away it wont just peel off

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Re: Radio facsia decals

Post by Techquest » 01 Sep 2015, 17:02

Acetone will bleach the pigment out of plastic better to use chloroform
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Post by andymuza » 01 Sep 2015, 18:11

Irishman1127 wrote:Www . Gammaray graphics.com
He does all my decals. Even one off stuff once you send him out the original so as he can scan it
Seconded, I have used these and they are fantastic, cheap and excellent quality.
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Re: Radio facsia decals

Post by Irishman1127 » 01 Sep 2015, 21:31

The guy does excellent work. Can't recommend him enough.
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Re: Radio facsia decals

Post by prettypolly » 01 Sep 2015, 21:47

chloroform causes cancer

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Re: Radio facsia decals

Post by Mattylad » 01 Sep 2015, 22:29

Techquest wrote:Acetone will bleach the pigment out of plastic better to use chloroform
And you keep falling asleep when doing it :)

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Re: Radio facsia decals

Post by Irishman1127 » 02 Sep 2015, 18:52

Not if your a Jedi like Ray is.....
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