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Best way to glue decal?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by B_Turner, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. B_Turner

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    The decal on the sprocket cover of my 3120 never really stuck on very well,l and now the adhesive isn't sticky at all.

    Any suggestions on a sano way to affix a husky decal or should I just buy new decal? I would like a way that can be removed later should I ever decide to replace the decal.
     
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    There are a few products that you can use, but they will probably cost more than a new decal. I would just get another one, but clean the area with rubbing alcohol and allow to dry before affixing the sticker.

    Stickers don't cut wood, but they sure do make a saw look a lot nicer. :) :cheers:
     
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    Buy a new sprocket cover...........With the decal on it.....:) :)
     
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    i mix up some areldite expoxy resin to stick me decals back on. u only need a little
     
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    Contact cement or 3M spray adhesive.
     
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    Now that's an idea. HOw does the spray stuff hold up to time and vibration?
     
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    I am not familiar with the term areldite, but my concern with an epoxy is that it would be hard to clean off later to put a new decal on.

    I thought about trying some 3m (77?) spray contact cement, as I assume a bit of acetone would take residue off later. I wonder if acetone would take the shine off the plastic (it sure eats certain plastics).

    I'll probably just order another decal at some point. But hopefully it will be a while because I've had two parts orders recently already. My pattern, though, is to figure out some else I want to justify placing another order....
     
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    a thin or clear decal then i would try spray adhesive.
    if it is like a plate, i would go with 3m weatherstrip adhesive. it is like contact cement but a little more forgiving and flexible. also if you have to you can generaly remove stuff that has been mounted with it.
    i get mine at napa. they keep it right on the counter cuz the local mechanix use a thin layer for gasket adhesive during assembly.
     

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