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General Aircraft: Tips & Techniques
Discussions on specific A/C building techniques.
Mike Grant Instrument Decals
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007 - 03:16 AM UTC
Have any of you used these? How do you cat them out? I've tried the hard way with X-acto and with a homemade punch.
The_Migrant
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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 07:42 AM UTC
Hi Fred

You can use a sharp knife, nail scissors or a punch (for example from a Waldron punch-and-die set). There's no need to cut right up to the edge of the decal, I generally leave about 1mm of film around each dial. As long as you're using the usual decal application techniques with MicroSet/Sol or similar, the film will be invisible.

HTH

Mike