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Sand Scorcher Rough Rider vintage stickers. 11 months 3 days ago #52246

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I bought three sheets from MCI racing.
At a superficial examination seems really excellent , but if examined carefully reveal too many negative sides.
All the curved parts come out serrated, the colors are almost all too saturated, there are significant differences between the logos with respect to the originals.
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Auto Haus logos

Western auto

Pennzoil

Western auto small



A real disappointment, they seemed really the solution to the old problem of the decals, but I personally consider them almost unacceptable.
The Screenprintigital-uk decals are of much higher quality, unfortunately they are slightly thick and there are no sheets dedicated to the Sand Scorcher.
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Sand Scorcher Rough Rider vintage stickers. 11 months 3 days ago #52249

Hi all,
Well here we are at the decal thing again, I have been using MCI stuff for quite awhile now and I like them, but I will also admit they could be better. I assume they are being printed on a high end sign shop type printer, but that is the thing, when you get down to the really fine details like the Dave Deal art on the Auto Haus stickers.... the fine lines get a bit lost. Sadly its the nature of the printing device. The originals were screen or tampo printed one color at a time and for such limited production and printing to order that is just not viable at this price.
If you can't live with that just buy originals.... they are out there.
The other decals we had access to a few years ago were better quality, most likely screen printed....... and Tamiya shut them down......I have often theorized that MCI keep theirs a bit "off" in layout of the sheet or size etc. just to avoid these legal type direct copy issues, but that's just my 2 cents on it.
There are other sellers and I have seen worse.....way worse... I am told the Marwan decals for Kyosho are better but he doesn't do any Tamiya stuff...can you guess why.....
I have seen the quality and accuracy of the MCI stuff improving over the years too, we are all trying to help but you do need to understand the limitations of the equipment and they also need to be at a price we are willing to pay. My standards are pretty high too, but when faced with using these reproductions or nothing at all, I will use the MCI decals every time.
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.......you build what you like, I will build what I like........it's all cool......
 
 
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Sand Scorcher Rough Rider vintage stickers. 11 months 3 days ago #52251

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I own the original ones but they are not very adhesive after 40 years.
I do not want to discourage the purchase, I only expressed a personal opinion, I must say that among the reproductions on sale, the MCI are the best there are.:)

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Sand Scorcher Rough Rider vintage stickers. 11 months 1 day ago #52272

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Hi, have you tried using spray mount.
It comes in an aerosol spray, usually from art shops.
It’s used for mounting photos or was used in the old days of the graphic design business as well.
Essentially spray glue. I’d have thought a light coat on the back of an old sticker might work. I’m not sure how well it would work if it was on a curved surface ?

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Al wrote: Hi, have you tried using spray mount.
It comes in an aerosol spray, usually from art shops.
It’s used for mounting photos or was used in the old days of the graphic design business as well.
Essentially spray glue. I’d have thought a light coat on the back of an old sticker might work. I’m not sure how well it would work if it was on a curved surface ?


Good suggestion. Thanks.
I will try and I will let you know.

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If it helps this is the stuff talking about.
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Sand Scorcher Rough Rider vintage stickers. 11 months 1 day ago #52276

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Thanks again!

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Sand Scorcher Rough Rider vintage stickers. 11 months 1 day ago #52279

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No worries.
Let us know if you have any success.

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Sand Scorcher Rough Rider vintage stickers. 11 months 1 day ago #52283

Would Tamiya Mark Fit work?

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Sand Scorcher Rough Rider vintage stickers. 11 months 1 day ago #52288

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I believe this product can only be used with waterslide decals

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