Re: [CR] Decals

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea)

Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 17:25:00 -0500
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From: "John Betmanis" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Decals

Could it be that the waterslide decals Nick has are very old stock? Last year I purchased some Claud Butler decals from Lloyd's, which I haven't used yet. The head badge, seat tube and the Reynolds ones were waterslide and the downtube one was thin vinyl because he was out of the waterslide ones in the colour I needed. Seems he's replacing waterslide with vinyl as they're used up. Is the thin vinyl just as good as waterslide under clearcoat?

At 10:02 PM 07/02/2009 +0000, wrote:
>Be careful what you wish for. My experience with the waterslide type of
>decals they are producing is that there seems to be little to nothing th
>at can be done about the large amount of small air bubbles these decals
>produce. I've been putting water decals on bikes for over 35 years and I
> think I know how to do it; but these just don't do the job to my person
>al standards. The other types of decals they make are fine, on the other
> hand. It seems though that most decal sets include at least one or more
> of these water decals.
>Brian Baylis
>La Mesa, CA
>-- Ted Trambley <> wrote:
>Is Nick at H Lloyd's Cycles in England still selling decals? Two
>weeks out, two e-mails, and still no reply.
>Martinez,CA USA

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario