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Silkscreen/screen print/paint/decals,,,

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Topic: Silkscreen/screen print/paint/decals,,,
Posted By: ChiefPariah
Subject: Silkscreen/screen print/paint/decals,,,
Date Posted: November-29-2023 at 12:20pm
I'm wondering if anyone reproduces the silkscreen work from older Daisys? Possibly in waterslide (preferably) or very thin vinyl, or even a masking stencil? I have a Model 111 "Western Carbine" that I'm wanting to refinish since it needs resealed, but if I can't in some way reproduce the gold details then I'll most likely hold off.

Thanks in advance for any help.

P.S.: I just spent 30 minutes trying to post the picture as per the directions posted. I guess the site doesn't like Dropbox?

Just an old dog tryna' learn a few new tricks.

Posted By: teerex.otw
Date Posted: November-29-2023 at 2:18pm
It would be nice if some kind of replacement was available, I have a “cat head” 111 that could use it. I refuse to refinish it because there is still a substantial amount of the design left, but is far from perfect, and I just can’t bring myself to sand it off and repaint.
Speaking of paint; has anyone found anything that matches that old Daisy blue-black from the 60’s & 70’s ?
The closest thing I’ve found is a Rust-oleum color called “gloss ink black” (# 371670). It’s about a shade lighter than the Daisy color, but similar enough I’m going to try it. First victim is going to be a rather rough 99…we’ll see.
If anyone wants to check this stuff out, be aware that it’s slightly lighter than the cap on the can. Oh, also, this brand takes like forever to dry, plan on a week or two to cure.

Posted By: Bryno
Date Posted: November-29-2023 at 4:04pm
Yeah the picture thing is somewhat tough. And it is a shame because Show and Tell is the funnest part of this whole forum. I do most of it on my cell phone using IMGUR. One of the things I noticed is that when you place the link in the Box that Daisy talk provided... you actually have to erase the first portion of the link address. If you can't figure it out send me the picture my email address is on my profile and I'd be happy to post it for you. As far as the stenciling goes that would be fun I've used a laser engraver to reproduce some of the embossed logos on the stocks that I've built but haven't tried to engrave into the actual metal work yet.


Posted By: Segata
Date Posted: November-29-2023 at 11:56pm
It's not acctually as hard as you might think, what you need is a mostly intact decal that you can photograph with as high a resolution Camera as you can and take measurments, then using somethig like photoshop you can replace anything missing and clean up any damage.
Next step is to print a test on normal paper, this is just to check dimesions etc and that the print colour is correct as decal paper is expensive.
Decal paper is also specific to printer type, for best results use Laser but if inkjet is all you have then simply clear coat the decals before attempting the application process.
Applying, clean the area with a degreaser and apply just like you would on a model plane or similar and seal it with clear coat.

One thing you need to remember is most home printers do not have the ability to print white so will usually leave white areas clear so you need to either use a white decal paper or apply a white background to where you need it.

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