Water decals on fuel tank

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Donald A
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Water decals on fuel tank

Post by Donald A » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:30 pm

I am refurbishing a 1969 Featherweight - has anyone out there researched the typeface and printing involved - on decal paper - of the one sold by jackie at Sheridan - with the man with a blue top and red trousers- so that i can print my own decal with 25/1 fuel etc?
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Re: Water decals on fuel tank

Post by Charles uk » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:50 pm

Can you do gold?
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Water decals on fuel tank

Post by Donald A » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:03 am

No - someone said something about 3D required for the glitter effect?
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Re: Water decals on fuel tank

Post by Oyster 49 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:28 pm

Why not just buy one from Sheridan?

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Re: Water decals on fuel tank

Post by Donald A » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:57 am

Because they don't do one with 25/1

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Re: Water decals on fuel tank

Post by Charles uk » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:00 pm

The 25:1 tank was blue with white text.
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Water decals on fuel tank

Post by Donald A » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:50 pm

I suspect this is about to get a bit arcane ....
I thought Wipac 2 open flywheel models all had brass tanks, and blue tanks only came in steel with the move to electronic ignition about 1979.
25/1 presumably came when villiers first made the appropriate needle - and Bing carburetors could always run on 25/1 anyway
So pre 1979 points engines could run on 25/1 - all I am trying to achieve is to have correct information on the tank, for future owners who might be coming to the engine without any background knowledge ....
When I asked jackie why she did not do a 25/1 decal suitable for a gold topped seagull, she said there were so many different combinations throughout the life of all seagulls that it was not commercially worth while
Hence me thinking of doing my own - and I could miss out the clutch bit as no featherweights had clutches ....
I did try to get an app that would give me 3D digital images, but they are not user friendly and certainly not intuitive...
And I could not trace a script that matched the one supplied
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