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Marc 09-26-2019 09:42 PM

Perfect Decorative Trim on ARFs
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How do ARF manufacturers so perfectly cut and apply large pieces of plastic covering for decorative trim on our models? They often wrap around compound surfaces, so I don't think they are done with decals or silk screening. Consider this picture of an E-flite Leader 480.

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Panther 09-27-2019 02:40 AM

Some use printed pre-cut film. There are videos on youtube showing them doing it.

Turbojoe 09-27-2019 02:56 AM

Here's just one of those videos:

This girl is amazing and she's using a freaking clothes iron!


solentlife 09-27-2019 10:42 AM

Some models - you can actually buy the replacement pre-printed coverings .... to recover when original gets tatty !

Wildflyer 09-29-2019 08:00 PM

I have cut lettering and other trim things on a vinyl cutter and the used the transfer paper to hold everything in line as it went around a compound curve.

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