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Old Jul 29, 2013, 04:32 PM
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Decals

Hi Everyone,

I would like to know how to make some decals for my Dynam Waco on my inkjet printer.
can it be done?

I want to personalize my plane.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

David
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Old Jul 29, 2013, 09:49 PM
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It can be done. You'll need decal paper. After printing it's best to give the decals a light coat or two of clear to protect them. Otherwise the ink can smear.

And quality will depend on your printer.
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 07:37 AM
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what kind of clear should I use?

my printer is a HP D7260 photo printer.
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Old Sep 09, 2013, 10:12 PM
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I use decal paper from Bel. I get it from Amazon. Print it out and let it dry a little while. Then hit it with 3 light coats of Krylon Clear. Cut the decal out and drop it in water with a couple drops of dish soap in it. It only takes a minute or so to soak, then slide the decal off. Blot it dry with a soft cloth. A coat or two of clear over the decal helps keep in place. Dark colors for the trim are best. Light colors tend to be transparent, but they do work. You can get white paper to make things like stars and bars U. S. insignia. It goes on a gloss finish best.
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Old Oct 04, 2013, 02:08 PM
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This is a great threat on making your own decals from tissue paper and an inkjet printer. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1217546
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