Parts Strat Headstock Decal

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  1. mcknigs

    mcknigs Supporting Member

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    I rescued this guitar from the dumpster of a flooded music store. I replaced the neck (w/ a Mighty Mite) because the original one was trashed by being submerged. I finally got around to buying some inkjet waterslide decals. It took me about 8 tries because the decals kept curling up when I worked on them. This one is down more or less flat. You can't tell from the pic but there's a "gold" (greenish yellow) border around the "Dumpster." I still need to spray some clear poly over it.

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    -Scott
     
  2. russiancrowe

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    Where can you buy those inkjet waterslide decals?
     
  3. chris77

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    not sure that this is what you are asking but you can find waterslide kits at your local hobby/craft store. We have a store called HobbyLobby that sells the paper.

     
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    there are a few guys making them - I think the difficult bit is finding a printer that will handle the metallic gold - try ebay or on here...

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    openbar Silver Supporting Member

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    OK, that's pretty great! lol
     
  6. mcknigs

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    I called my local hobby places - Michaels and a place that's not a chain, and neither of them sold the decals. I ended up getting some off Amazon. If you do a Google search for waterslide decals you'll find several online vendors. Be sure to get clear and not white.

    One of the reasons I held off getting them as along as I did was that the online places seem to want $15 for the package and another $15 for shipping. It wasn't worth $30 to me for the one decal I wanted. I ended up using a fair amount of the package I bought (which was smaller, cheaper and had cheaper shipping) because it took me so many tries to get it right.

    -Scott
     
  7. franksguitar

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    I got fender decals at a vintage show.
     
  8. Go Cat Go!!

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    I think the ones shown here. They made me smile and let me know it's was assembled by the owner. I forgot who had the one that said - Made in my shed. That man was pure genius.
     
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    you can also look at small bear electronics online because alot of DIY stompbox guys use the same kind of waterslides to decorate or label pedals.
     

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