Recently I have been using the Estes stickers for finishing my
rockets. The problem I have been having is they don't stay down for
long. After siting on for about an hour they start peeling up. I have
been using glue to keep them down but this does not look as good and is
time consuming. Has anyone else been having these problems and have you
found a solution to this problem. If so please let me know.
one trick that might work is to wrap the applied sticker with saran wrap,
effectively holding the sticker down for a time period.
other tricks I can think of are applying a coat fo clear paint, let it get
tacky dry, then applying the stickers
The biggest problem...is that they are *stickers*, as opposed to the far
superior water-slide decals. Make sure your rocket has a smooth, glossy
finish before applying any stickers. Similar to "silvering" in traditional
water-slide decals...a less-than-perfect finish will also cause problems
with stickers. Paint your rocket with gloss paints; or buff the finish to
a high gloss. You may even want to apply a coat of Future as well. Many
people suggest that instead of applying the stickers "dry"; you may want to
brush on a thin coat of water (water with a drop or two of dish soap added)
onto the area to be "stickered"...and then apply the sticker. The added
layer of water will give you extra working time to make sure the sticker is
located properly, and pressed down firmly. When all finished, and
everything is hard and dry....spray on another coat of Future.
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