Jeff Sexton

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Pocher Stickers

The Pocher kits come with some pretty primitive stickers. Aside from being primitive to begin with, they are also now 40 or 50 years old. The glue on their back is all but gone and they are often faded beyond recognition. You can get new decals for Pocher kits, but I wanted to use the originals. Mine still look OK, and there is just enough "stick" to work, at least for now.

It is recommended that the designs be protected with transparent tape. I think regular tape would be a bad idea, so I used some special archival tape made for repairing rips in books. It is a thick vinyl-like stuff that will not discolor and shields UV. It's inexpensive and works well, even on surfaces that aren't flat.

I put the tape over the sticker and cut it out, and carefully put it in place without using fingers. The stickers get messed up really easily. And of course they barely fit where they are supposed to go, so it's a good idea to cut them out a hair smaller than the die cuts.
Here are a couple stickers on each side of the head. Their metallic quality looks pretty good!
Read all about this project here!

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