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Old 01-27-2008, 09:27 PM
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I am in the middle of building my new Hirobo Sceadu Evolution 50. I would like to get some opinions about the best method of applying decals. The manual simply suggests using some type of commercial affixing spray"?" or soapy water. I have no experiance with either method. Using soapy water does not seem like a very smart thing to use. I would think this would leave a film between the plastic parts and the decals.
Old 01-27-2008, 09:46 PM
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Clean it well, then spray the soapy water on the surface and lay the decal in place. The water will let you scoot the sticker where you want it. When your pleased squeegee the soapy water out with your fingers or a credit card. Thats the proper way, I usually just clean it and stick it.
Old 01-28-2008, 01:49 AM
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Yup..........soapy water works nicely, I had the same question yesterday and found another thread about it somewhere on here.

I cut the decals out of the film with a small pointed razor knife and made a soapy solution just enough to give me a constant surface tension on the plastic without leaving dry spots. Lets you position the decals nicely. When I was satisfied I took a soapy piece of scrap balsa and used it like a squeegy to afix the decal and work out any bubbles. The pic shows the end result.

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Old 01-28-2008, 09:33 AM
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If you don' t like soapy water you can use rubbing alcohol and a paper towel to squeegee the stuff out from under the decal. I also use a hair dryer to warm the decal once set which will evaporate the liquid and help the decal contour the cabin better.

Rubbing alcohol works faster than windex or soapy water for me.

The window tint spray works well also. Never had it on hand though.

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I use soapy water and then a heat gun when I'm done. I detailed it in the EVO 50 review in the magazine section.
Old 01-28-2008, 08:03 PM
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Thanks to all for your quick replies. I'll give the soapy water thing a try!
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nothing like some water slide decals

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