Waterslide Transfer Application Process
1. Surface must be clean and free from grease. cellulose or Two Pack finishes should be left for at least one week before applying transfers to allow vapours to escape. DO NOT FLAT SURFACE before applying transfer.
2. Immerse the transfer in cold water (not ice) for about 15 seconds to allow the transfer to curl.
3. Remove the transfer from the water and allow a little waiting time for the water to soften gum to release the transfer from the backing. at this stage the transfer and backing will flatten out again. Wait until the transfer slides freely on the backing paper.
4. Slide the transfer so that the design just overlaps the backing paper edge, then apply by sliding out the backing from between the transfer and the work piece. Should a corner become bent underneath, this can be teased out with a fine sewing needle. Be careful not to puncture the transfer with the point.
5. Position and eliminate air bubbles by gently stroking the transfer with the moistened side of little finger. Then mop up excess moisture and gum with kitchen paper. Check again for air bubbles after ten to fifteen minutes and if necessary, repeat the procedure.
6. Allow 24 hours to thoroughly dry then clean off any dried gum on the transfer and surrounding workplace.
PROTECT WITH CLEAR BRUSHED VARNISH WHICH MUST BE OIL BASED (CLEAN BRUSH WITH WHITE SPIRIT OR MINERAL SPIRIT U.S.A.)
CLEAR CELLULOSE AND SING PACK ACRYLIC SPRAYS WILL CAUSE THE TRANSFER TO SHRINK, AVOID AT ALL COSTS
Overcoating with Two Pack clear Lacquers
Some of our customers in the specialist motor cycle painting business have perfected the art of overcoating transfers with Two Pack clear lacquer. DO NOT ADD EXTRA THINNERS. Generally a light mist coat is applied followed by a full coat some 30 minutes later. However, not all Two Packs are to the same quality and we are unable to give assurances with this paint system.
You do so at your own risk