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Old 07-22-2013, 04:43 PM   #212
eng42
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Decals

Sure like what you're doing here! Next bike.......

I have a suggestion for decals, if you still haven't pulled the trigger on the real fancy domed ones (which I really like). A lot of equipment that I work on uses lexan decals that we spec thusly:

1. Material to be GE .010 Velvet Matte Finish Lexan Polycarbonate Film.
2. Transfer to be subsurface screen processed with Techmar MTS UV or equivalent.
3. UV INhibitor Additive p/n Tinuvin 1130 or equivalent.
4. 3M 9672 Laminating Adhesive.
5. Split Backing Paper.

Most decal places seem to be able to work with that spec.

These don't have any "dome" to them, but they are really durable, and hold up in the sun for quite a few years. We have used them on dash panels, and the .010" lexan is thick enough that we can have holes in the metal dash for optional rocker switches, and just let the decal cover the hole if that option isn't installed.

If you want to see what they look like, I suppose Ditch Witch equipment (where I learned about it) still uses them--if you have a dealer around there you could take a look.

Keep up the great work.
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