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Old 03-04-21, 06:24 PM
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Custom bicycle decal question (creating)

I recently got into vinyl cutting, and Iím toying with the idea of making custom decals for my bike, or for friends. These will be applied to bikes that have already been factory finished. Any advice on what material to use or what to avoid? I was leaning towards something like Oracal 651. Thanks in advance! (Mods please move if wrong forum)

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Old 03-05-21, 06:17 AM
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Oracal 651 is what I use.
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dsaul, have you left it without coating it? Do you think it would work on bare steel?
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Originally Posted by dsaul View Post
Oracal 651 is what I use.
Thanks, I appreciate that. Thatís what I have. Iíve asked the question, albeit a bit rephrased and even expanded, in the road cycling forum.
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
dsaul, have you left it without coating it? Do you think it would work on bare steel?
All of my frames get lettering cut from Oracal 651 and I have not had any issues with durability. There is no need to clear over it. It will definitely stick to bare steel, but I have never had a reason to use on bare steel.
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