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Replacing a decal
Posted by: Rick Provencher (---.phnx.qwest.net)
Date: September 04, 2017 02:22PM

I just got a rod almost finished. It is a spinning rod and I put 2 decals on between thread wraps with trim. At first I was going to have one on top one on bottom. Then decided to have one on each side. Not paying attention when I moved the decals to the sides when holding rod with reel down the one decal is upside down.

Hope this makes sense. Anyway my question is if I remove the epoxy between the wraps where the decals are, with a razor blade to make a straight cut to the blank then peel the epoxy away and replace the decals, when I redo the epoxy in this area will it blend in with the epoxy left over the wraps and hide the cut?

Kind of like a 5" long epoxy area and removing 2" from the middle and then putting epoxy back in the middle.

Thanks Rick



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/04/2017 03:02PM by Rick Provencher.

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Re: Replacing a decal
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 04, 2017 05:04PM

You are not going to be able to "peel epoxy away!" It will adhere to the blank.

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Re: Replacing a decal
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: September 04, 2017 06:05PM

I'd try it. I've had good luck doing just what you suggest on more than a fair number of occasions. Most times the epoxy will peel away, or can at least be shaved off in long slivers with a single edge razor blade. Don't slice into the blank, however.

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Re: Replacing a decal
Posted by: Rick Provencher (---.phnx.qwest.net)
Date: September 04, 2017 06:33PM

So after I get it cut away the new epoxy will blend in with the remaining epoxy and not show a seam?

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Re: Replacing a decal
Posted by: Jay McKnight (---.dhcp.aldl.mi.charter.com)
Date: September 04, 2017 09:30PM

Rick Provencher Wrote:
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> So after I get it cut away the new epoxy will
> blend in with the remaining epoxy and not show a
> seam?


Yes.

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Re: Replacing a decal
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: September 04, 2017 10:00PM

Just overcoat the standing epoxy on the outer trim wraps. It'll all blend fine that way.


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Re: Replacing a decal
Posted by: Rick Provencher (---.cluster-g.forcepoint.net)
Date: September 05, 2017 07:35AM

Thanks, I have decided to sand it down with a sanding block. I will cut a 2.5" piece of wood and make a block to sand it down then do a couple layers to buil it back up then lastly do a final thin coat ove it all. Thanks again for the advice.

Rick

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Re: Replacing a decal
Posted by: Rick Provencher (---.cluster-g.forcepoint.net)
Date: September 06, 2017 01:46PM

I ended up cutting in the 2 edges with a fine flat file and then sanded down to the decals which were put directly on the blank. It came out pretty nice. I peeled off the decalsI then carefully sanded with 360g and wrapped the area with blue metallic thread. I put on the first coat of ls supreme with blue holo flakes.As always with the flakes it is a little bumpy. Today I will do a second thin coat with just ls supreme to make a super smooth surface to apply decals to and then ls supreme until I reach the other level then one final thin layer over the whole thing to erase any seams.

Thanks for all the advice it gave me confidence.

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Re: Replacing a decal
Posted by: Rick Provencher (---.phnx.qwest.net)
Date: September 06, 2017 07:13PM

Here is how I started.

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Re: Replacing a decal
Posted by: Rick Provencher (---.phnx.qwest.net)
Date: September 16, 2017 12:16PM

I got the decals replaced and finished with the LS Supreme and cannot see where the cut was made. Thanks for the all advice and confidence. Decals were from "The Decal Connection". They were awesome too!

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