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Post by clonemaster13 on Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:01 pm

I'm sorry but that didd't make a lot of sense to me. What were you saying, a bit simpler please?
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by Rabid Squirrel on Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:09 am

Does anyone know if "Self-Laminating Adhesive Paper" is a good solution to replacing Waterslide Decal Paper? I don't want to order Waterslides online until I know about these, because I can get them locally.
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Post by KalSkirata on Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:13 pm

If you only want a body decal, I think every sort of paper is ok. But if you want to apply it to the arms, it has to be thin enough, as for the helmet.
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Post by DarthPineapple on Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:37 pm

Rabid Squirrel wrote:Does anyone know if "Self-Laminating Adhesive Paper" is a good solution to replacing Waterslide Decal Paper? I don't want to order Waterslides online until I know about these, because I can get them locally.

Isn't that basically a sticker? Razz

KalSkirata wrote:If you only want a body decal, I think every sort of paper is ok. But if you want to apply it to the arms, it has to be thin enough, as for the helmet.

Nope, stickers are perfect for everything, torso, arms, even very small bits. The only downside is that those very small bits won't stay on curved objects like arms, but that's fixed with some sealant (varnish). Wink
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by KalSkirata on Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:39 pm

I tried some clone decals with clear sticker paper and it was too thick. It always went off at the sides again.
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by DarthPineapple on Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:58 pm

I've never had such a problem with my stickers. Maybe press it on very hard and apply sealant right after it?
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by Rabid Squirrel on Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:39 pm

Thanks DP. So is the adhesive paper thinner than those regular white labels?
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by DarthPineapple on Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:43 pm

Rabid Squirrel wrote:Thanks DP. So is the adhesive paper thinner than those regular white labels?

I don't know what type or brand it is but what I use is just as thick and works well. Wink
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by Sergeant B on Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:30 am

I tried to use stickers for the arms but the wouldn't stay as a curve and peeled off, so I've only been making the torso for my customs.
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by Troopa Daisy on Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:21 am

Did you spray them? It's possible that you sprayed them too much. Wink
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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:25 am

Troopa Daisy wrote:Did you spray them? It's possible that you sprayed them too much. Wink

You actually shouldn't really spray stickers, it can damage their image too much.

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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by clonemaster13 on Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:50 pm

Rabid Squirrel wrote:Does anyone know if "Self-Laminating Adhesive Paper" is a good solution to replacing Waterslide Decal Paper? I don't want to order Waterslides online until I know about these, because I can get them locally.
Did you mean use them as a sealent because all of the ones I found I don't think you can print on.
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by DarthPineapple on Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:27 pm

The_Customizer wrote:
Troopa Daisy wrote:Did you spray them? It's possible that you sprayed them too much. Wink

You actually shouldn't really spray stickers, it can damage their image too much.

On the contrary, sealing does work well on light Lego surfaces, like white and tan.
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by Rabid Squirrel on Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:04 am

No, can the self-laminating paper replace waterslide decal paper all together? As in, if you printed on the adhesive paper, would you just be okay using that with a sealant?
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by N8 on Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:01 pm

Rabid Squirrel wrote:No, can the self-laminating paper replace waterslide decal paper all together? As in, if you printed on the adhesive paper, would you just be okay using that with a sealant?


Well, I just went to Michaels yesterday and is the type of paper you're talking about called self adhesive laminating paper? Because I believe that it just laminates the photo and adhedes it.... Also, would it be better to use clear decal paper or white?
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by Troopa Daisy on Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:54 pm

N8 wrote:
Rabid Squirrel wrote:No, can the self-laminating paper replace waterslide decal paper all together? As in, if you printed on the adhesive paper, would you just be okay using that with a sealant?


Well, I just went to Michaels yesterday and is the type of paper you're talking about called self adhesive laminating paper? Because I believe that it just laminates the photo and adhedes it.... Also, would it be better to use clear decal paper or white?

Does your adhesive paper have some type of glue/sticky thing on the back so you can attach it to the torso like a decal?

@N8- Depends what you're making. If you are thinking about adding a decal to another decal with the same background (ex. a clone trooper torso decal on a clone trooper torso) then its fine to use clear decal paper. When you use clear decal paper, the "white" part of the decal is transparent and when you use white decal paper the "white" part of the decal is printed out white. Hope this helped. Smile
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Any Thin Films for Waterslide Decals?

Post by Borgarath on Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:30 pm

Hey guys, I can't find any topic that's recently active but does anyone know where to buy waterslide decal paper that supports inkjet? I bought some from decalpaper.com but the film is too thick for a minifigure, I used decal softener but I don't think I can do it well on a clone helmet. There is this one guy on Ebay that doesn't even use decal softener and his legs can bend without sanding the belt, thanks it would help.
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Post by eeza465 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:11 pm

Well, first off you should probably not post that here. But to answer your question, you should try going to art and craft stores like Hobby Lobby. I used to do waterslide decals and I bought my stuff there and it worked out fine.
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by Rook on Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:02 pm

Split & Merged.

Excellent question. I moved it to the correct topic for you. Most people just get customizable waterslide decal paper, print, and then seal. I recommend reading as much of this thread as possible. There’s probably tons of good info in here. Wink


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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by Commander Mongoose on Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:33 pm

Hey guys, I find that Brasso works less and less for me. Any alternatives?
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Re: Decal Paper/Decals for Novices

Post by Fithboy on Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:51 pm

Commander Mongoose wrote:Hey guys, I find that Brasso works less and less for me. Any alternatives?
Nail varnish remover. With a bit of rubbing it works a treat.

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