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Old 04-06-2004, 02:17 AM   #1
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Just got some vinyl sign material for free from someone in the business and am going to use it for a background. I'm just wondering if anyone here has tried using it or has any experience with it. I want to stick it on the back of the tank but I'm worried I will never be able to get it off again. What do you think?
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Old 04-06-2004, 02:36 AM   #2
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You should be able to take it off if you need to. You will definately need a razor blade though. I have thought about doing the same thing many times, but I always had a can of black spray paint kicking around.

Just use slightly soapy water, spray the back of the tank, peel the backing off, slide it around and squeegee out the excess water, let it dry.
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Old 04-06-2004, 06:54 PM   #3
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Thanks vin. What's the purpose of the soapy water? I would have just put it on dry if you had not said that.
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Old 04-06-2004, 08:15 PM   #4
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I am not 100% sure if it needs to be soapy. I just know when they put in window tint thir water usually has a little soap in it. The water lets you slide it around to the proper position (doesn't stick until you squeegee out the water) and you will end up with no bubbles or wrinkles. I put a decal on my truck window years ago this way. Worked well.
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Old 04-06-2004, 08:48 PM   #5
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Kind of like this,
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Old 04-08-2004, 06:05 AM   #6
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Yeah, I have been doing vinal decals on emergency vehicles for years. If you take a regular spray bottle and fill it with like-warm water and two or three drops of dish soap you'll be set. Just spray it on the vinal as you take the paper backing off and spray it on the tank. This will 1. keep the vinal from adhering to itself and 2. you can move it around on the glass. Then just use a sqeegee or a piece of car board to push out the water-soap mixture from the center of the glass and allow to dry.

If you ever need to take it off, heat it slowly with a hair dryer as you pull off the vinal. Then use goo-gone or a razor blade to remove the left over adhesive residue.

should work pretty slick.
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Thanks folks will be adding the background soon. Hopefully in the next couple days.
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Old 04-08-2004, 12:35 PM   #8
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What are you paying for it? Here is something I have used for years itís a covering for Radio Control Planes (which I used to fly) http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...mp;FVPROFIL=++ Lots of colors available. If you donít want to pay to have it shipped look at your local hobby store.
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Old 04-08-2004, 06:10 PM   #9
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Just got some vinyl sign material for free
I'm hoping I'll be able to get enough to do my other tank soon, but that would just be gravy.
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