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Old 11-24-2008
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Dry Transfer Decals

Does anyone on here have the stuff/capability to make their own dry transfer decals?

Maybe someone that is really into modeling as a hobby or works for a company that can do it...

I'm trying to get decals for my aftermarket window and lock switches made because they arent labeled at all right now. I'm getting tired of every time a passenger getting in and hitting the wrong one.

Any ideas other than dry transfer are welcome too.
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Nothing huh?
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Old 11-26-2008
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Ok lost cause I guess.

Mods this thread can be deleted apparently.
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Old 11-26-2008
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Someone will post up eventually...you can always get switches out of an exploder or something.
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sometimes it takes more than 24 hours to get the response you are looking for. But as far as stickers I wouldnt know the best way to do that, but like mentioned above, use the switches out of an explorer or ranger.
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Old 11-26-2008
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Not to be rude but you dont know my setup. Stock switches dont work, I have aftermarket rockers because of the way the aftermarket kits are wired. I'm fully competent with electrical and I've put a lot of work in to get everything this way. I'm simply looking for someone that can make dry transfer decals instead of spending $90 on a kit to make my own. Worst case I'll just deal with it as is.
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If your refering to the stickers that are labeling the WINDOW up/down and DOOR LOCK - Lock/unlock, you can just go to your local vinyl graffic shop and have some made up cheap.
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Not to be rude but you dont know my setup. Stock switches dont work, I have aftermarket rockers because of the way the aftermarket kits are wired. I'm fully competent with electrical and I've put a lot of work in to get everything this way. I'm simply looking for someone that can make dry transfer decals instead of spending $90 on a kit to make my own. Worst case I'll just deal with it as is.
K...If you know what you're doing and didn't post your situation how do you expect a reasonable answer to you inquiry?

IMO if you need it THAT bad...DYI buddy.
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Old 11-29-2008
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Because DIY will cost me around $90 for an investment I probably wont use again. All I asked was if someone on the forums did dry transfer decals or had another idea for labeling switches. My previous reply was to the "just get ranger or explorer switches" posts. 1, that costs a lot more than making labels, 2, I already have everything working with the current switches. Quite frankly I dont see what explaining my wiring setup would have to do with finding switch labels. I dont think the "just get something else" idea really answered the original questions. There's no need for any hostile remarks either from anyone.

Original inquiry: Does anyone make dry transfer decals? Does anyone else have other ideas for LABELING some switches? That's it, no further info needed to answer those questions, I dont see the big deal.

Thanks HOZ, I'll check that out. They just have to be pretty small so we'll see what they can do.
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Yeah, I'd just try a local sign shop or there are a ton of online stores that do custom vinyl stickers (like www.decalfx.com) that I'm sure could do it for you. Just give them the font, size, and color and they should be able to make it for you no problem.


I don't think anyone here can make them, which is why you didn't get a response.
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Yeah, I'd just try a local sign shop or there are a ton of online stores that do custom vinyl stickers (like www.decalfx.com) that I'm sure could do it for you. Just give them the font, size, and color and they should be able to make it for you no problem.


I don't think anyone here can make them, which is why you didn't get a response.
Thanks Korey. My problem is I'd like to put them on the faces of the switches which are only about 1/2" circles. Do you think vinyl can be cut small/detailed enough? I was hoping for just the lettering, not cover the entire face. I dont really need full words or anything, just something to differentiate/identify them.
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Go talk to a sign shop and ask. Asking can't hurt anything.
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Another idea is to take a picture of some switches that already have the label and take that to the grafic shop they can put it on there pc and make excatly what you want and in any color if desired. Probably wouldn't cost more than 20 bucks!!
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I found another idea too. Testors models makes a decal kit for $10, I might see how that does first.
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Sweet!!!!
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i would have just made a stencle or bought one that had L U and ^ V and marked it on there with a paint marker
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