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[REQ] applying big sand decal to window from two pieces

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by 1234, May 16, 2013.

  1. 1234

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    hi,
    i´d like to apply sand decal to window, but unfortunately the decal is not wide enough, so i have to do it with two pieces.
    i´m not sure, whether one should overlapped the other or not. it´s for outside balcony.
    i´g be grateful for any tips.
    thanks!

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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    if you can design in a 1/2" border on either side of the window, hexis (for one) offers 60" etchmark vinyl..im sure other manufacturers do as well
     
  3. 1234

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    hi,

    thanks for quick answer.

    i´ve choosen bubble free sand vinyl, which is max only 1215mm ( 47.835in ) , other ordinary vinyls are up to 1500mm ( 59.055in )

    i was talking more about visual impression :)
     
  4. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    I would personally try my hardest not to seam at all is what I am saying...
     
  5. 1234

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    you´re right, me too:)

    but there is no other option, because one of the windows is 1368 x 1265mm ( 53.85 x 49.80in ), and vinyl is max. 1200mm

    anyway, thanks for reply.
     
  6. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    there is a choice - not using air release etch vinyl - use one that comes 60"
     
  7. 1234

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    today i ´ve worked with it, and it was a very nice experience.
    quickly and without bubbles:) i´ve to think over...
    thanks!
     
  8. anotherdog

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    you can apply the two sides with a slight overlap, then with a straight edge and a very sharp knife (and a light touch so you don't scratch the glass) cut a line down through both overlapping layers. Strip out the excess and you have a dead fit. Alas in later months the vinyl will shrink, but at least the gap is even.
     
  9. 1234

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    hi,
    thanks for a great tip, sounds very promising:)
    the gap should be in the middle window, right?
    best of luck!
     
  10. Billct2

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    or get creative and use a different finish film as a decorative border, a very common and good looking technique that was often used when etching glass
     
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