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 Post subject: White lettering on black wrinkle finish
PostPosted: Apr Thu 01, 2021 9:17 pm 
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Does anyone know how this can be done?

There are several outfits that carry dry transfer, but I'm not sure if that will work on a wrinkle finish.

Water slide decals will work using Micro-sol, but I don't know of any supplier with generic white lettering sets (I checked with Radio Daze)

I have a homebrew transmitter from the 40's that has some white lettering on it, and not sure how they did it back then. I looked through a couple of period catalogs and didn't see any lettering products.
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 Post subject: Re: White lettering on black wrinkle finish
PostPosted: Apr Thu 01, 2021 10:49 pm 
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I believe silk-screening was the method of choice with in the manufacturing industry. If you want that old school silkscreen quality then you'll just have to silkscreen it.

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 Post subject: Re: White lettering on black wrinkle finish
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I'm looking for a method to do white lettering on a wrinkle finish, this exists on a homebrew I own from the 40s.

I didn't ask what the method was for silkscreening in the manufacturing industry, nor did I ask for "silkscreen quality."

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 Post subject: Re: White lettering on black wrinkle finish
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Look here for some possibilities:

http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/mer ... Code=ALPHA


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 Post subject: Re: White lettering on black wrinkle finish
PostPosted: Apr Fri 02, 2021 3:15 pm 
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Microscale does have white lettering sets:

http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=ALPHA

I just applied a fairly large decal onto fabric that is rougher then a wrinkle finish. I didn't use Micro Set before applying but rather water based polyurethane since the fabric already has 3 coats of said polyurethane. As the polyurethane dried I did occasionally applied a coat of Micro Sol to allow the decal to conform as the polyurethane "sucked" the decal into the fabric.

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 Post subject: Re: White lettering on black wrinkle finish
PostPosted: Apr Mon 05, 2021 2:27 am 
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I made some white water-slide decals for the exciter I built for my 1950s vintage 812x811 transmitter. I used a method that was outlined here on the forums. I printed the lettering onto decal paper with an ink-jet printer then sprinkled white embossing powder I bought at the craft store over the wet ink. When the ink has set, gently tap the decal paper edgewise on a surface to remove the loose powder that did not stick to the letters. A heat gun is then used to melt the powder and fuse it together.

Here's the ARF thread:

https://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=54791

Here's a photo of the exciter with the original 812 PA above it. This method does give a little bit of a 3D effect to the lettering but it isn't noticeable unless you get up close.

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 Post subject: Re: White lettering on black wrinkle finish
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These tips are great! Thank you - just what I needed.

Appreciate it greatly.

In my searching I didn't find Microscale...great site.

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