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  • Member since
    January, 2017
  • From: Mountainhome PA
Reverse decaling
Posted by Shnake on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 12:55 PM


Building a 1967 Chevy Impala SS for my daughter.  I want to put a 1967 - 68 Inspection sticker on the windshield.

I have the image and can make my own decal sheet not an issue.  My question is will a decal stick to the windshield if I put it on the inside of the windshield facing out ward.  In other words if the back of the decal is not touching the plastic.  Or will I need to seal it?  If so what should I seal it with?



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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:49 PM

I have successfully used both Micro Kristal Klear and Future for that very same purpose.


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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:18 PM


I'd put a tiny dab of Future on the face of the decal, just to be sure.

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:55 AM

Yes, decals do fine in that application.


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  • From: HTX
Posted by Kien on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:15 PM

Hey Schnake, 


I was in the exact same situation for my Accurate Miniatures IL2m3 kit. The control panel decal is meant to be placed behind the control panel with the non sticky side on the bare clear plastic so that it shows through the dials of the control panel. The instructions said to remove the decal and flip it over so that the side facing up is now facing down onto the blue decal sheet that it came on. Move around the decal to get the adhesive onto the upward face of the decal. The instructions mentioned that this helps get the sticky or adhesive substance on the decal sheet to go onto the other side of the decal (that was originaly facing up). Then you can go ahead and put the decal on the winshield car and brush on a coat of gloss/dull coat (or future). 

You can also brush some Micro Set (blue bottle) onto the clear windshield to help the decal adhere even more to the windshield. 



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