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Old 08-02-2018, 08:15 AM   #1
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I have three different styles of lumbar support knobs, two with white painted on markings and one with raised +/-. It seems the painted on letters always seem to be a bit faded and I was wondering if anyone on here has the ability to reproduce these using decals.

I've seen something similar done for the switch faces so why not these?

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Old 08-02-2018, 12:22 PM   #2
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I'd ask that question to Dave Barton.
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:36 PM   #3
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Yup, Dave would be a good place to start.
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:43 PM   #4
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A die cut vinyl decal can be an easy solution, but it may be a bit fragile and could be damaged with a fingernail maybe. And the surface really should be ultra smooth. That's something I can do pretty quickly.

A rub-on transfer could also be done, but those are expensive for such a small quantity. Not sure if that would be more durable.

I suppose a clear coat over it afterward would help on durability.

The originals may have been done as a screen print.
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Old 08-02-2018, 06:21 PM   #5
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Something tells me you want to use that tan knob. In that event I would take the middle knob, paint it with your SEM paint then use some Testors white model paint and carefully paint the raised + and - and arrows. Should last a long time. Also DaveB. makes great labels.
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:29 AM   #6
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I wasn't very good at staying within the lines as a kid, so painting the raised sections would be a challenge. I actually like the older firm/soft vs the +/- and would paint the tan knob tan and then apply a decal. And yes I agree Dave makes great products. I just missed getting one of his gauge overlays before the whole Volvo copyright infringement issue. I also bet they were silk screened originally, but that would be a lot more difficult to reproduce I would imagine.

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Old 08-03-2018, 10:42 AM   #7
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Staying within the lines.
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