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 Post subject: Decal repair
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:46 pm 
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Victor Jr
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I am thinking about getting machine but it has some damage to the decal. Not enough to justify removing the decal and starting from scratch but some damage I would like to get repaired. Is it possible to touch paint repair damaged decals?


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 Post subject: Re: Decal repair
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:06 pm 
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Victor Monarch
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Here's an old thread with a few examples. Just scroll down a bit once you're on the page:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8236&hilit=decal+George+P.

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Decal repair
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:16 pm 
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Thanks

I read that and you did an excellent job on those columbias. The machine I am looking at is a Columbia. How did you do such a good job. What paints did you use etc


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 Post subject: Re: Decal repair
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:04 pm 
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Victor Monarch
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Well, thanks. I'm no artist, but I can at least claim patience. :)

By the way, the Globe machine is not a Columbia, but a Talkophone.

I use any real paint such as Rustoleum, Krylon, etc. No Testors (even after it's dry it can be wiped off with a petroleum-based product such as lemon oil). I blend the paint to get the desired color. Quality brushes are a must. Also, markers (such as Sharpies) are very handy for lines, lettering, etc.

I did all this work before Gregg Cline's excellent reproduction decals were available.

Good luck!

George P.


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