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Old 24th Feb 2004, 1:07 pm   #1
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Default Success with Waterslide transfers.

I have folowed the advice in the forum and successfully used transparent ink jet waterslide paper to make a transfer for the back of a 1938 Rola speaker. First, I scanned the old transfer on the speaker. Then I cleaned up the image (it took ages because it was pretty well shot) using photo editing software. The background to the original logo was gold, which I cannot print with an ink jet. I therefore removed the gold from the image, by filling the area with white. I then had an image with only the black and red lettering present, from which I made a new transfer. I masked the back of the speaker, having already resprayed the frame black, and sprayed the area for the transfer with gold. Finally, I put the transfer onto the gold area and it looks super. I will do the same with a 'Bush' cabinet logo which similarly had a gold background. Thanks to all for the info on waterslide paper. It is wonderful.
One hint - The instructions advise painting the area for the transfer with dilute PVA adhesive. I have found that it is necessary to add a trace of washing up liquid to the PVA to get it to wet the surface properly. I did this with a plastic model of Concorde, which has zillions of weeny transfers and they seem to have stuck very well.
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Old 24th Feb 2004, 1:26 pm   #2
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Default Re: Success with Waterslide transfers.

Can you point me in the direction of the original info on waterslide transfers please?

Thanks, Ed Dinning
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Old 25th Feb 2004, 10:40 pm   #3
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Default Re: Success with Waterslide transfers.

I am aware of at least two tracks on this general subject, both lodged under Radio Restoration Help, under the threads headed Maker Logo Transfer and Bush Logo. I think there may also be others buried away somewhere, but not sure where.

You might also find the following link of interest, covering the way I cracked my own particular problem:

http://web.onetel.net.uk/~rahutchinson/hmvlogos.htm

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Old 26th Feb 2004, 1:26 pm   #4
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Default Re: Success with Waterslide transfers.

Thanks Rod, very useful.
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Old 26th Feb 2004, 7:07 pm   #5
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Default Re: Success with Waterslide transfers.

Hi Nigel,

Well done,
I will attempt your method when I get a chance and the paper.

I am currently refinishing a Bush AC 71, I presume your Bush has a similar logo,after a few attempts and jiggling with lights and flash I managed to get a reasonable close up photo,if it will help I'll send it, just ask.

Cheers,
Tony.
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Old 27th Feb 2004, 10:42 am   #6
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Default Re: Success with Waterslide transfers.

Dear Tony,
Thanks, but I scanned what was left of the original Bush Logo on my SW45 and have used the computer to make a version where what was gold is now transparent. The rest is red and black, both of which showed up very well against the gold background on the speaker. I just have to get the final finish on the cabinet and then I will give it a go.
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