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    Samuel Phelps

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    #181065

    Getting ready to apply the decals to my tank .. Never applied any before . So are there any tricks of the trade that you guys that have done this can fill me in on before I make the attempt ?
    I have put 4 light coats of clear on the tank and the decals today . Says I need t give it 24 hours cure time first ..

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    eviltwin


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    #181070

    I’ve never put any on.

    But I read this article once, it was a comphehensive documentary on the restoration of a Johnson. Excellent, in depth, step by step restoration with all facets of mechanical and cosmetic. I believe he mentions being a member here.

    Beyond the Sea…horse!: Outboard motor restoration step by step…Day Five!

    This was installment 5 which had the decals, you should also read the other steps as they are good reads. I know it makes a difference if they are laquer slides or just vinyl decals. But that is all I know. Good luck, post pics of your masterpiece when it is done.

    Tubs
    Tubs

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    #181086

    Thais an awful big decal for a first timer.
    Who did you get them from?
    Vinyl or waterside?

    lindy46
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    #181099

    I use the spray bottle with water, alcohol and a drop or two of dishsoap. Spray area well and that will keep the vinyl decals from immediately sticking. Position the decal, then squeegee to remove the water from the underside. I use a sponge or just my thumb as a squeegee.

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    Samuel Phelps

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    #181108

    This is a waterslide decal from American Outboard..
    The potential problem I see, because it’s such a large/long decal , would be getting it centered up on the tank .
    If you have to start on one end , position , then carefully slide the paper out from under the decal , I could see where
    Not getting it centered could be a problem .
    My thought is maybe dry fit it in to position .
    Then place a piece of blue tape at the ends and top/bottom .
    That gives me a starting point that I won’t need to eyeball or think about during actual installation .
    Hopefully the decal doesn’t stretch much when wet . It does wrap around all 4 corners of the tank ..

    Tubs
    Tubs

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    Samuel Phelps

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    #181122

    Thanks Tubs ! This was helpful !
    I’m going to recruit my son to help get it placed …
    Fingers crossed for a good installation !

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    Samuel Phelps

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    #181288

    Got it on there . Was going good until a slight adjustment caused a small tear .. Uhgggggggg ! LOL!! Rookie mistake …
    Was thinking on using a small artist brush and try to touch up a bit before the clear coat …

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    Tubs
    Tubs

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    #181292

    Hay pal, you done good. Decals that size
    are a challenge for anybody. There is
    some skill involve in putting these things
    on and that comes with experience.

    bobw
    bobw

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    #181297

    Tear is hardly noticeable – you did a great job on both the tank repair/paint and the decals. Looks factory new – very well done!!

    Bob

    1954 Johnson CD-11
    1956 Johnson RD-18
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    David Bartlett
    David Bartlett

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    #181303

    If anyone notices that, they are looking too close!

    Buccaneer
    Buccaneer

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    #181307

    Nice…… a lot better than I did with my PO-15!

    Prepare to be boarded!

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    jeff-register

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    #181309

    Tubs,
    I agree & looks great too!! everyone can see the great work too!

    Mumbles
    Mumbles

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    #181310

    It looks excellent and is beyond my capabilities! Good job for a first timer!

    squierka39
    squierka39

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    #181311

    Leave the tear, touch up will be more noticeable. Looks like you did a good job,

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