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Vintage-Style Decals and Badges
Vintage-Style Reproduction Decals
In November, 2008, we were granted a concession
by William Kerola of the new Serro
Scotty Worldwide company to allow Scott O'Bine to continue making
the vintage-style reproduction Scotty decals for those of us who
have vintage Serro Scotty trailers and want to restore them as close
to original as possible. The consession is that Scott may only sell
them through this NSSO Web site. We are grateful to Bill for allowing
Please place your orders through the store and don't ask to place an order over the phone. Scott doesn't have the capability to take payments over the phone. Thanks!
is making a reproduction Scotty badge - this is the badge that
goes on the rear of the trailer and to the right of the door. They
are cast in plastic from an original Serro Scotty badge. They come
unpainted and ready for you to sand and paint as you choose. Price
is $15 each or two for $25, plus $5 shipping.
this is what they looked like originally (thanks Bill C.)
Do your decals have a transfer tape over the face or just peel off a backing paper only? Are they face up or face down? We own a sign shop and the application of these two types of decals are a bit different from one another
Is the decal made of vinyl or paper? If paper, use the dry application method only. *See below.
Basically, you want to first clean the area on the surface you are to apply them to, removing any wax, dirt and dust. We then use denatured alcohol as a last step to remove any other residue before applying any decal.
Some people can apply the decal with a dry method if they can get the decal on straight and unwrinkled the first time. With this dry method, place the decal where you want it to go, then 'hinge' it so to speak onto the camper with a piece of masking tape down the center (vertically) . Then peel off one side's half of the backing paper up to the masking tape, and cut the backing paper off from bottom to top. Then place a piece of paper and lay it on top to protect the decal from scratches, then use a small plastic squeege (or credit card will do), and drag from the center outwards to remove any wrinkles. Then pull off the other side's backing paper, and do the same.
*Use on vinyl decals only. If you are uncertain of your ability to apply it straight the first time, I suggest you add a few drops of a liquid dish detergent to a spray bottle of water and mist the area on the camper first to make it a bit slippery. Then remove any backing paper, and apply the decal. With this method, you have some time to pull it back up and reposition. Once you have it like you want it, squeege out any wrinkles and extra moisture, then allow the area to dry, (and then if any transfer paper comes on the decal (down facing types) needs removing, then remove it slowly, pulling it from one corner, downward at an angle).