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Decal solvent for waterslide on Diamond Plate?

By Zennmaster

2 years ago

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#1 2 years ago

Hello all -

I have a Diamond Plate Funhouse that has lost some keylining here and there. My plan is to apply waterslide decals to the affected areas and cover them with mylar.

My question is: Is there a preferred decal solvent that works well with Diamond Plate that doesn't attack the clear coat or fog the plastic of the insert?

I've attached an example of the kind of thing I will be addressing:

Alternately, I also have some top-printed Mylar decals that I could use, but they would, of course, require an additional layer of Mylar, which sounds like it might end up a bit too thick. Any advice is welcome, although I will not be able to apply any form of 2PAC. I'm restricted to Mylar for protection.


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#4 2 years ago
Quoted from HighVoltage:

On my recent Funhouse restore, I was able to remove them pretty well with the heat gun: many pulled off in one piece, a few I used a plastic blade to finish up.
The decals I bought off Ebay turned out to be crap though: wish I made my own. Fit is poor and black is translucent.

I'm not going to be removing anything, I mean a decal setting solution that will snug the decal down to the surface after it's been applied and before it dries.

Were your Ebay decals the ones from the guy in Europe? Italy, if memory serves?

#5 2 years ago
Quoted from RussMyers:

You might want to post this in the Vid's guide to ultimate playfield restoration.

I thought about that, but the suggestions there generally seem to bend toward complete restorations, or at least involve 2PAC, which isn't available to me in my current situation.

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from crlush:

If its just black why not paint them in an mylar over that?

Quoted from frisbez:

I would use one of these and probably leave it with no mylar.
amazon.com link »

That sounds like a much better idea... Thanks!

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