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attkrlufy

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« on: August 04, 2011, 12:38:37 PM »

So I've finished fabricating my custom dual snorkel air cleaner and it's painted, hooked up, and everything's working.    The only thing left to do now is put this sticker:  http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mopar-NEW-360-Four-Barrel-Air-Cleaner-Decal-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem564383a885QQitemZ370499889285QQptZVintageQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories  on the pie-tin.

Obviously I only get one shot at this, so I want to do it right - with no air bubbles and perfectly centered.  I heard there's a trick that involves soapy water?  Anyone know anything about it?  I found stuff online about using that trick on decals, but not stickers for an air cleaner.


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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 01:34:12 PM »



Ed or Bobby probably knows
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 04:13:24 PM »

I have heard of the liquid soap or windex, and there is some jell they use for installing window tint which is really good. The idea of both is, when you squeegie  out the liquid underneath, if it doesn't disolve the glue, the water will evaporate and the glue is still there. I tinted the windows in my Charger way back when and used windex. Took me longer to remove the tint later. Good during the daytime, a real pain in the dark, haha.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 04:10:00 AM »



I dont think you'll wanna use any soapy water spray on that air cleaner decal. because it has its own adheasive. just start at one end and work across. good luck!!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 04:33:46 AM »

I'll have to disagree with Ardog on this. The best chance to get it on straight with no bubbles is to remove about 1" of the backer at the centre of the decal, then set it on the air cleaner to position it correctly. Then peel off the backer one side at a time as you are laying it down working from centre to outer edge. That process has worked well for me with any type of decal.
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2011, 11:24:38 AM »


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I'll have to disagree with Ardog on this. The best chance to get it on straight with no bubbles is to remove about 1" of the backer at the centre of the decal, then set it on the air cleaner to position it correctly. Then peel off the backer one side at a time as you are laying it down working from centre to outer edge. That process has worked well for me with any type of decal.

Exactly what I was going to say.  This is how I installed my 340 4bbl decal on my air cleaner.

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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2011, 01:48:47 PM »



I'll let them think it's a Hemi.
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011, 02:11:14 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2011, 02:26:34 PM »



Speak for yourself pal. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2011, 08:44:12 AM »

The best way it to give it your best shot.  Cliche' I know, but that's the truth.  Good luck.
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2011, 04:02:58 PM »

Here's another option for putting on those decals. Put the decal in the freezer for a few hours as most adhesives do not stick well at cold temps. Peel the backer off before doing this or you risk damaging the decal. Put the pie tin in a place where it will not get bumped by the dog,wife,girlfriend,girlfriend AND wife,(hey...i'm not judging)etc. Lay the decal on gently and position it and LEAVE it alone. Do not put pressure on it till it comes up to room temp. Now the adhesive is sticky and the decal pliable. Take your credit card and go right down the middle and work your way out from both sides. Worked for me,but anyway you do it,it's tricky.

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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2011, 06:23:39 PM »

if the backing separates in the middle the best way to do it is on side at a time and use a credit card as you go to help push out the air bubbles as it is going on
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2011, 03:39:37 PM »


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Never heard of the soap.  I'll be watching
Done and done.  The soapy water worked like a charm:  1 tablespoon dish soap added to a windex-sized spray bottle filled with water, then shaken to mix the solution properly.  Liberally sprayed it on to the pie-tin, and then the sticker goes right on top.  I didn't even need to use a squeegie, I just pressed the water out with the same shop towel I used to take up the excess water.  Here's the results:








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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2011, 04:09:46 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2011, 04:11:12 PM »

Yippee!!!!!!!
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