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Old 03-28-2014, 01:15 AM   #171
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Did I just tattoo my Float plane?

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Old 03-28-2014, 08:34 AM   #172
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Did I just tattoo my Float plane?

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I would say you did! (but inly if it was just on one float!)

That is a nice design choice as well.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:07 AM   #173
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Looks real nice! there is lots of cool tribal style designs out there that make great accents on airplanes and...umm...other things.....
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:44 AM   #174
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I notice that there are a lot of guys using masking tape as transfer tape to get their designs from the vinyl to their subject. I was doing the same thing, but a while ago I purchased some clear transfer tape and it works very well; much better than masking tape because you can see the design and subject through the transfer tape, for alignment. I bought a six inch wide roll, 300' long for about $35.00. 300' should last me quite a while, but that's the minimum quantity that I could find.

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Old 03-28-2014, 08:47 PM   #175
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Hey Peter,

Yeah the transfer tape is awesome! It works great for the vinyl, but crappy for Monokote, with the method I use for laying it down.

In the Thule sample a while back, I windexed the Monokote to the vinyl and cut the Monokote. but when transferring it, I have to use the 'least tacky' tape I can find to transfer it as the Monokote has very minimal adhesion with the windex. (just a small touch of surface tension I guess)

so when removing the tape, the Monokote wants to lift as well. I have to hold it down letter by letter til the tape is off.

Now, that being said I have never used the iron on the Monokote while the tape is still holding the design down. Anyone done/tried this yet?

I sense more trial and error coming......
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:13 PM   #176
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I would say you did! (but inly if it was just on one float!)

That is a nice design choice as well.
I did put one on each float tip so maybe not quite tattooing.

I was looking for some logo or line art to place on the float. Couldn't find what I wanted which lead me to looking at scroll work and then I ended up at the tribal artwork tattoos. Found what I was looking for. I did have to flip it 180 degrees as I wanted it like an arrow pointing in the direction I was flying.

I have to agree Colin. With a little scaling I found the print worked at a lot of locations on the plane.

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Old 03-30-2014, 03:17 PM   #177
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Re: Vinyl Graphics Cutters

Found another use for it. I am presently doing scale detailing on a Spitfire. There is all kinds of small inspection panels on it. I made small shapes, round, square, oval, etc and cut them out on vinyl. Applied the shape to the spit and primed. After a couple of coats of primer , I removed the vinyl and have scale inspection panel.
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New software release. Version 3. Anyone updated yet?

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I have read about it, and it sounds like the basic version will be able to do what the designer version can do. (I think)

However, I tried to upgrade the desktop version that I have and it said there were no updates available.

Maybe I am doing something wrong but will have to look into it a bit further.

looks really good tho, IMHO

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I have read about it, and it sounds like the basic version will be able to do what the designer version can do. (I think)

However, I tried to upgrade the desktop version that I have and it said there were no updates available.

Maybe I am doing something wrong but will have to look into it a bit further.

looks really good tho, IMHO

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Don't think you are doing anything wrong as my version also said there were no updates available.
It looks like you have to go to the site and download the new version and install it.

LOL, of course it is saying on the Silhouette site:

"We are currently experiencing high download volume. Please check back in a few minutes."

I will probably wait awhile to make sure most bugs are worked out of the new version as I am currently happy with the version I have now.

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