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Old 04-23-2010, 12:43 PM
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pardon my possible dumb question..

if i have a scanner, can i scan an image and have it print onto a decal type piece of paper then use an xacto knife to cut it out to make a stencil?


and if so, what is the best type of decal paper to use?

or is this even possible?
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I havenít does this but was thinking about it. I was going to print my stencil on some transparence plastic then cut it out. Not sure if its thick enough but I donít think anything thicker would work in my printer.
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Sure.

I've made my own stencils using overhead transparency sheets, and thicker sheets of plastic that are intended to be section dividers for three ring binders.
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but how are you adhering it to the inside of the body prior to painting?
i understand i could use thin paper to draw the design.

ive only used precut "sticker" type decals that you put on, paint, then remove the sticker/decal to paint that area...

i want to create something like that.

sorry for the confusion
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Ah, sorry...I made stencils shields, not self stick masks. Mine are re-usable.
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You could get a piece of vinyl and feed it threw your printer and then cut it out, thats sticky.
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Ink won't dry on vinyl. Tried it. Never tried a laser printer or copier. Might work.
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I know that XXX Main and a couple others make a glue specifically designed to glue graphics clipped out of comics and magazines:

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I wonder if you could do the same for a graphic printed on paper?
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Ive never tired the xxxmain glue on paper, but i have heard it dosent work as well as magazine paper. it soaks it up.
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if you got the time and spare lexan this might work to. Just have to reverse the steps and use teh XXX Main glue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJkpuFmAgQY
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What I did, because I needed a Mutilator decal and I couldn't get one, was to download the logo from the website, make it black and white in photoshop, then print it off. After putting my liquid mask on, but while it was still a tad tacky, I stuck the paper to the inside of the body, traced it on the outside, then when the mask dried completely, I was able to trace it out with an exacto knife.

Not my best work, but for my first time I think it worked pretty well.

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I used 8.5X11 full sheet self sticking labels on my first body shell you just want to be proficient with a razor blade
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Here is a website with the inkjet printable sticker media I think you are looking for.

http://www.texascraft.com/hps/home.php?cat=255

You can also buy the polyfocus glossy over laminate to make real stickers to place on the outside of your body, pitbox, or whatever.
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Originally Posted by bmitchell373 View Post
Ive never tired the xxxmain glue on paper, but i have heard it dosent work as well as magazine paper. it soaks it up.
I have printed pics onto glossy photo-paper, let them sit overnight and used xxx picglue before. Now of course it really only works well on flat surfaces cause the photopaper is so thick.
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