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Cabinet Decal Question


By Cherga

5 months ago



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    #1 5 months ago

    I just acquired a set of MM decals from someone who has had them for about 8 years rolled up. That said, they look good and have a clear textured coating on top of them. The problem is, there are a couple of spots where the coating has separated from the artwork underneath. I called a couple of the larger decal suppliers and was told they were likely printed on older, heavy material and that the coating should not be removed and the areas that were separated from the artwork will be difficult to install without creasing. There doesn't seem to be any way to peel the coating off and the decals are definitely thick so my guess is what I was told is accurate. I've watched several videos and haven't seen anyone removing a coating from the front/artwork side of any decals. I just wanted to get some other opinions from others who have run across this before. Any guidance is appreciated!

    #2 5 months ago
    Quoted from Cherga:

    I just acquired a set of MM decals from someone who has had them for about 8 years rolled up. That said, they look good and have a clear textured coating on top of them. The problem is, there are a couple of spots where the coating has separated from the artwork underneath. I called a couple of the larger decal suppliers and was told they were likely printed on older, heavy material and that the coating should not be removed and the areas that were separated from the artwork will be difficult to install without creasing. There doesn't seem to be any way to peel the coating off and the decals are definitely thick so my guess is what I was told is accurate. I've watched several videos and haven't seen anyone removing a coating from the front/artwork side of any decals. I just wanted to get some other opinions from others who have run across this before. Any guidance is appreciated!

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    #4 5 months ago

    I have also seen these type of decals, a friend had them also stored for years and had the same problem. He tried to remove the peeling completely and it messed up everything and he had to buy new ones..
    So definitely don't try to remove it.
    I have no advice on how to try to secure again..

    #5 5 months ago

    Would heating it up and trying to squeegee it down do anything?

    #6 5 months ago

    I’ve used other types of decals in the past and they always warn not to try to get creases out until installed. After that, it would be too late if it didn’t work.

    #7 5 months ago

    Those were made by Darin Jacobs years ago. They have a premask to protect the artwork. It can be removed but it's not easy. You want to peal it off in strips. You'll never get it off in one piece.

    I'd be concerned about how dry the adhesive might be under the creases.

    Edit: I used to remove the premask before installing them. It's a pain. That's why no one makes them that way anymore.

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