2 skateboards; 1 finished; 1 to go.
Skateboard 1: logo was created using the Omni-Gel process and I think it has turned out quite well.
Skateboard 2: I couldn’t get a photo copy today to repeat the process and my backup plan is a plastic window decal that you print on. The plastic is like the material used with overhead projectors. The back is tacky so it will stick to smooth surfaces but it can be removed and re-used.
Test A: I printed the decal (it looks great) and I tried using the Omni-Gel to glue it to a wood surface (unfinished). The Gel didn’t stick.
Test B: I tried putting a layer of water-based wipe-on poly on top to see if it would adhere, and when I wiped it on, the ink just smeared over the plastic.
Test C: I used a spray “clear coat” something or other so seal the logo to the plastic. It has dried – no smearing.
Test D: I tried wiping the water-based poly onto the clear coat to see if it would stick. It worked.
Result: I will print a second decal, spray the top with the clear coat.
Question: how do I secure it to the skateboard before putting the poly. on top?
1) spray the back of the decal as well as the top?
2) use the tacky backing to place it on the skateboard and then just put several coats of wipe-on poly on top to secure it in place?
3) put a layer of wipe-on poly onto the board and add the decal to the wet surface? Then when dry, add the finish?
4) other ideas…..
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)