I recently built a cabinet from scratch for my Transporter the Rescue, I need to apply decals for the art and since I have many years of experience doing this, I thought I’d share my method.
First thing... the cabinet needs to be stripped down,
- all metal removed
- old decals removed
- old decal glue removed
- prep the cab... cabinet sanded, and bondo, or wood filler, get it flat and smooth, focus on bad corners and such
- spray paint the edges the primary color of of the decals, let dry and sand smooth. Do a few coats if needed.
The pictures will speak for themselves;
Get something heavy but small, sometimes a car battery is suggested ... I had a broken inverter that worked fine
Get together other things needed; straight edge, tape, razor blades, squeegee with soft edge, towel to protect the decal from heavy object...