Using an iron to apply decal on leather

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  1. Weasel_Loader

    Weasel_Loader Active Member

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    Just ordered this MASH kit from Vintage Productions.

    http://www.vintageproductions.com/shop/index.php?target=products&product_id=4043

    I see on the MASH site, they talk about using an iron with no steam holes. Didn't know they make these anymore. Anyone have a suitable substitute for this as I don't own a "plain" iron.

    http://www.mash-japan.co.jp/oversea/eng_moc/collection/aaf_decal_wet/manual/4c/manual4c_eng.html

    I've done these on nylon jackets and they were pretty simple. This will be my first attempt at leather. :?
     
  2. bfrench

    bfrench Administrator

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    Just empty out all the water and select whichever heat is required.

    Cheers,
    Bill French
     
  3. deeb7

    deeb7 New Member

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    That's what I was thinking, then right at the bottom of the page ...

    tip-1) Iron must be plain type, no steam type. Holes for steaming make spots on Decal.

    I have a plain one somewhere, I use it to iron oil stains out of wooden furniture.
     
  4. Dr H

    Dr H Active Member

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    Or put a thin plate of a good thermal conductor (aluminium?) below the empty steam iron to offer a flat surface.
     
  5. Dr H

    Dr H Active Member

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    Or aluminum if you prefer ;)
     
  6. Weasel_Loader

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    Good idea. I'll rig something up. Thanks fellas!
     
  7. regius

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    Iron on vs water slide for leather, which one is better? What does BK, ELC or Cockpit use?
     
  8. regius

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    I mainly have used MASH water slide but with one failure, an Aero goatskin, it got on fine, but after a week it cracked as the leather creases, I did everything right as I've done it many times. Whereas a eBay Taiwan dealers iron on for an Orchard A2 goat stayed on perfectly well.
     

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