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Old 06-11-2005, 06:35 PM
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Ok, this has been asked before and the search didnt help much. I need to find sticker paper, the kind you use for decals on the body shells. I want to print out a picture and put it on my truck. Does anyone know where to get this paper? It needs to be clear just like decals are.

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Old 06-20-2005, 08:43 PM
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well ... I had a tough time finding clear, but did find some descent white sticker paper at office depot. I've used it several times, works well.
Old 06-20-2005, 10:30 PM
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Clear would be good so you can stick it on the inside. I've been thinking about some artist tack spray adhesive, on photo paper too, I think it would make computer ink run/bleed though. Maybe I'll try it and let you know.
Old 06-21-2005, 07:15 AM
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try getting some water slide inkjet decal paper, and some acrylic spray. the spray seals in the design on the paper so that it does not run. You can get it in clear and white, if you use the clear then you might want to back the design with a lighter colour. I have used the clear version on this shell and have put it on the inside of the shell.
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:20 AM
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forgot to say, if you are online just run a search for Waterslide decal paper and you should find a supplier.
Old 06-21-2005, 03:04 PM
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Default RE: Sticker Paper

hi all im after some sticker paper aswell for my buggy so i can create some designs in photoshop but carnt find none, is it a4 ? and basically just clear

thanks HD
Old 06-21-2005, 03:35 PM
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I got my decal paper from craftycomputerpaper.co.uk, they have both clear and white A4 decal paper, try there, they are uk based
Old 06-26-2005, 02:26 AM
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ok thanks mcross see if i can order some
Old 03-21-2006, 09:19 AM
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Default RE: Sticker Paper

i want 2 do custom stickers too, but i can't find any acrylic clear coat![]

anybody got a URL or store name (tried home depot, lowes, wal-mart,...)
can't find it![:@]

can i just put clear sheet of water slide paper on top of the decals i made?
Old 03-21-2006, 05:46 PM
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We have a Hobby Town close and they have the clear. I just looked at it this last weekend. XXX has what you want as well. Sorry I do not have the web adress at work. Also try Tower Hobbies they sell XXX Main Racing.
Old 03-21-2006, 07:02 PM
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nothing at towerhobbies, but thx anywayz
Old 03-24-2006, 05:43 PM
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Testors.com may help you find the ink sealer. They have a decal program that comes with a starter kit (couple sheets of water slide paper, the sticker sealer, and the CD with the program). I have to admit that the graphics options that are included in the program are lame, but it is a start.
Old 03-24-2006, 11:34 PM
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You didn't look hard enough [link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXNH95&P=ML]Decal Paper[/link]. Tower has almost everything. Hee hee..............
Old 03-25-2006, 06:19 PM
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not ever thing lol
will it work with a Hp VIVERA???
Old 03-28-2006, 03:04 AM
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i got some at hobby lobby i think it was about 5 or 6 bucks for like 10 sheets. dont quote me on that but i do remember it was not too expensive. much cheaper then buying decals!
Old 03-28-2006, 03:49 PM
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I know that you can buy big sheets at a silk screen place. It is the vinyl stuff ans It is pretty cheap because they buy it in bulk and usually have rolls of left-over pieces. You could probably find a silk screen place if you looked in the phone book.
Old 03-30-2006, 08:44 AM
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So, I've actually tried the Testors paper, on my fairly new HP OfficeJet (it's an inkjet printer). I also used the spray that Testor makes, to protect the printed side. I've only tried this twice, but both times I had the same problems:

1) When applying the protective spray, it's really easy to get blank ink to "float", and it ends up looking purple or even red. Putting on super thin layers of the spray helps, but since this is a can, it's not all that accurate. Several times I've got large "drops" of the spray on the paper, making a serious bleed on the printout.

2) When transfering the stickers to the car, I can't seem to avoid getting "cracks" on the printed areas. In particular black areas are very sensitive to cracking, and it's definitely noticeable.


For 1) above, I guess it's a matter of patience, and slowly apply layer after layer of thin spray (one thin layer is not enough to protect it from getting ruined in the water). But for 2), any suggestions what I should do? More layers of protective spray?

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