I thought I would take some time and share my experience with using Pinball Pimps Stencil Kit.
So....when I ordered them they showed up in 3 days. Real happy about that.
I then looked at all the info on their website concerning how to apply them, and I followed those instruction to a "Tee" Laying them down went pretty easy, but they say in the instructions to cut off the excess material, which I did, but then it made the stencil a hair short on the corners of the cabinet. Which was no big deal if you just tape that off with blue masking tape.
I thought I had a corner looking good, but some overspray go onto the corner and now I just have to touch it up with yellow. Here again no big deal.
I also made sure that the base coat of yellow had dried for 3 days. Maybe overkill on time, but I did not want the paint to get lifted when the stencil comes off.
After I laid the stencil down and pulled the backing material off, REALLY SLOWLY, to prevent the actual stencel from lifting, I sprayed the Orange. This was the part I was unsure of. The instructions say to peel off stencil as soon as it is painted if you use Rustoleum 2X paint, which is what I used.
Man it was a mess of paint all over my finger from the wet paint. And then when pulling off the stencil it tends to want to tear in the small detail areas, so trying to handle that with paint all over your fingers and not let the stencil fall back into the paint areas or base color was a real challenge. I found that if you cut off the pulled off stencil as you go it seems to work better. Overall I think it went pretty well and I am super happy with the results.
I am not sure if waiting for the paint to dry up more is better??? Or if doing that tends to make the paint stick more to the stencil causing other problems as you tear it off. Don't know.
Then the coin box area was a challenge too. I made a piece of cardboard to cover the hole, per instructions, to make it easier to lay down the stencil but had to reposition the stencil and that caused the "X makes the spot" thing to be slightly in the wrong place for the next stencil placement, which is blue.
I don't think that will be a problem. We'll see.
So I am really happy with the way these have been laying down and coming off, and the results look great so far. When I do the blue I'll update that as well. Thanks!!