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With the buffing complete it's time for the decal placement. I got the replacement decals from Indian chief. He runs atctanks and decals. Here is a link to his site where you can get quality decals - atctanksanddecals. I used a product called sticker on to help install the decals. This solution allows you to move the decal for placement and then it will set up and stick once you have it in position. I ran out of the sticker on and found out that it was basically water and a little dish soap so I mixed up my own.

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Sticker on

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Decals from atctanksanddecals. I will cut each decal out of the large sheet to make the installation easier.

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Took the laptop out to the shop so I can view my digital pictures of the decal location measurements I took before I stripped them off the tank.

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I use a magnetic measuring tape and some 3M masking tape.

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Using the 3M masking tape as a "guide" for the decal placement

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Spray the dish soap water solution on the adhesive side of the decal. I put just enough on for a consistent slick surface. Make sure the area of the gas tank where the decal is to be placed is clean.

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Decal installed. I will sometimes use a body filler spreader to press out all of the air under the decal and get it to lay flat. The decal will set up in 5-10 minutes.

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finished the decal install. I will wipe the tank down with wax and grease remover careful not to touch the decals and then wax the tank.

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Looks mint, nicely done.
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Awesome job on the tank!! 
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I just installed some tank decals on a 1983 BIG RED 200E. I wanted to show that it is sometimes easier to install the decals as a "set" so you don't have to worry about getting the spacing correct. In this case the side decals are individual but are on the same backing paper with the correct spacing. In this case I located the one lower corner and lower horizontal line and then installed the decal set from there. Use patience as you are putting a flat decal on a curved surface. I started from the bottom and worked my way to the top.

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