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Sports Decals/Nail Art
Posted by: Jay Burns (---.twcny.res.rr.com)
Date: February 17, 2021 10:37AM

Have read in the past that some guys have used Waterslide Nail Art Decals for sports themed custom builds. I am a bit skeptical of using them, as I have read from some they will fade in the sun over time. Last thing I want to do is build a beautiful rod with decals that have basically been erased by UV. I know I can contact Decal Connection have them do a variation but not the logo itself. Was hoping to incorporate an NFL and MLB logo.

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Re: Sports Decals/Nail Art
Posted by: Joseph Willsen (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: February 17, 2021 10:51AM

I have used vinyl nail decals for themed rods in the past.....Batman...Superman...etc. I have also used vinyl eye-black pro sports decals which are a bit larger than the nail decals. Adhered to the rod with some CP and then 2 coats of epoxy on top. I have had no complaints.

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Re: Sports Decals/Nail Art
Posted by: Jay Burns (---.twcny.res.rr.com)
Date: February 17, 2021 10:59AM

Great to hear that! My son has been on me about a Mario themed rod for this yr. If you use the vinyl water slides anything you do specific, or just go epoxy over with a few coats. Thanks for the info!!!!

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Re: Sports Decals/Nail Art
Posted by: Joseph Willsen (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: February 17, 2021 12:07PM

Hi Jay.....to be clear....I have not used anything on waterslide paper so I can't comment on that. The vinyl decals I have used have all been self-adhesive. I would cut the team logo off the under eye decal and go from there. They were very useful for my purposes but rather small. I would incorporate them into a decorative wrap in team colors.

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Re: Sports Decals/Nail Art
Posted by: Eric Egee (---)
Date: February 17, 2021 12:26PM

I've used the nail decals on several rods with no problems.

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Re: Sports Decals/Nail Art
Posted by: Joseph Willsen (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: February 17, 2021 02:02PM

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Re: Sports Decals/Nail Art
Posted by: Jay Burns (---.twcny.res.rr.com)
Date: February 17, 2021 04:52PM

So is everyone using the self adhesive vinyl versions rather the waterslide options?

Those looks great guys! Very nice

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Re: Sports Decals/Nail Art
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: February 17, 2021 06:18PM

Whatever you use, it has to be UV stable, or somewhat so. Epoxy, from what I have been told by those who work in developing it, has UV protection for it, but not for what's under it.

I've found decals printed on ink jet printers do not hold up well in the sun. Some colors better than others, and I think there is a lot of variation in UV stability between inks, but one cannot predict it. Decals by Decal Connection do hold up fine in the sun. . Bullet proof.

I have no experience with nail decor decals, but UV stability should be kept in mind.

For my rods and for rods I've built for friends, with custom decals, I keep them out of the sun as much as possible, and recommend others do the same with rods with them.

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