(Topic ID: 269617)

Best Way To Apply Insert Decals?

By pindude80

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

Hello all, a few weeks ago I purchased an Earthshaker. The lettering is missing or mostly missing from a few inserts, particularly near the flippers. I bought these insert decals from Classic Arcade https://classic-arcades.com/shop?keywords=earthshaker&olsPage=products%2Fdr-who-insert-decals

I have never done insert decals before and was wondering what is the best procedure for installing them. The only thing I've been able to find out is I should remove all of the original lettering from the insert I am going to install the decal on. I don't expect them to be perfectly smooth and flush with the playfield since I'm essentially adding a decal but I would like to do the best job possible.

It would be much appreciated if anyone could provide suggestions or experiences with insert decals.

#2 4 years ago

I bought some of those for a Night Rider a couple of years ago. I guess they are made out of the same material. I applied them like I do decals on model cars I build. Wet the inserts with a little bit of water and apply the decal. The water helps get the decal where u want them. Soak up excess water with a paper towel. Then use a hair dryer in low heat to seal them on the inserts. Take your time with the hair dryer and stay about 10-12 inches away moving it slowly. Worked great on mine.

#3 4 years ago
Quoted from eagle18:

I bought some of those for a Night Rider a couple of years ago. I guess they are made out of the same material. I applied them like I do decals on model cars I build. Wet the inserts with a little bit of water and apply the decal. The water helps get the decal where u want them. Soak up excess water with a paper towel. Then use a hair dryer in low heat to seal them on the inserts. Take your time with the hair dryer and stay about 10-12 inches away moving it slowly. Worked great on mine.

Awesome, thanks for sharing your procedure! Did you scrape off what was left of the existing artwork/lettering or prep the insert in anyway before applying the decal?

#4 4 years ago

Yes. U have to sand that off

#5 4 years ago
Quoted from eagle18:

Yes. U have to sand that off

Ok, thanks

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