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The Best Ways To Use Guitar Headstock Waterslide Decal

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This is meant to be a tutorial on ways to use a water slide decal on a guitar headstock. Sadly, I do not have a blank headstock so I utilized a wood clothing hanger rather.

I customized the Elmer’s Glue method from scale design enthusiasts, by using the glue straight on the damp surface area rather of blending it in the decal release water dip. It is not essential however it includes strength to the adhesion of the decal to the surface area, particularly when the decal is over taken in water and much of its gum adhesive has actually been liquified. If an overcoat will be used over the decal, using glue will simply include an additional layer which will need extra layers of leading coat to cover, especially when the glue is not watered down or is used too thick.

Brushing or rubbing completing might not be suitable on other water slide decals since they are fragile and lightweight, or otherwise inexpensively made. Seek advice from the decal maker concerning this matter. If you are unsure, utilize a paint spray weapon or a aerosol spray can. I brushed on the varnish in this tutorial since I made the decal myself and I understand it is long lasting although it is extremely thin.

I hope this tutorial assists.


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