Monday, March 11, 2013
Pinewood Derby Awards & Wet Application
Lots of stuff going on lately. I had another Cub Scout project. It was time for our yearly Pinewood Derby and I made the chargers/plates again for the "Best of" categories. I scored some great NEON yellow vinyl which rocked on the black chargers. It's Oracel 651 instead of the usual 631 I have used before. I got completely frustrated with the application. I had soooo many bubbles and I tried 5 times and it was a mess every.single.time. Finally, I posted a question on a crafting blog and someone recommended using the "wet application" method. From what I can tell, it's basically how vendors that install on cars and trailers do it. It worked like a dream! I was so surprised. You just need a squeegee and a spray bottle with water and a few drops of dish soap. A spritz on the application surface and the exposed adhesive of your design are all it took. Best of all...NO bubbles! I just can't give out items that don't look as good as I can make them. I will definitely using that application method again!