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We built a 56 chevy 2dr, as a 50-60s gasser. Straight axle,fender well headers,roll cage and etc. We like to ad a few early racing decals to the rear side windows. They are loads on ebay, similar to early decals. But they look to new. There must be a way to age new decals to look old. One guy said placing things in a tea mixture for a few days will discolor it. Has anyone ever aged decals ? THANKS !

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I know exactly what you mean and how has the right stuff.....Try Sacramento Vintage Ford, they have the old type decals, Moon Eyes, Willard, Lyon and so forth that look vintage, not just like a modern copy. I have bought many a items from them and they are nice people to work with.

http://www.vintageford.com/
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There are always alot of original water slide decals on EBAY...The new repos are usually just stickers which scream hokey when you put them on a car. I have always used originals and sometimes they go on and look great, sometimes they wont stick and sometimes they go on and crackel up which is better because they do look like they've been on the car a long time. Buy the originals and you will be surprised that most of the time after about 2-4 weeks on a car the originals will start to crackel and look the part. The new stuff again is either a sticker which you stick on the outside of the windw or even if you use water transfer paper they still look too clean and the colors just look off. We have had/still have woodies and wagons as well as musclecars..and we always use originals and they look right. We have a couple cars that have decals from the 50's-60's and they look the same as the ones we just put on. If you want the right look get the decals (usually more expensive) but worth it..dont go through the trouble of making a car look 60's in every other way only to cheapen it up with "stickers"..looks lame. Lets see the car
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"Old" decals

Have you ever considered smoking them like a trick paint job? After a base color coat has been final wet sanded and buffed a gas torch is set to make more smoke than usable flame. It is then held close to but below the object to be 'smoked'. As the dark black soot rises it adheres to the piece and allowed to settle. It takes practice but looks pretty cool once control is learned. After the smoke has cured it then clear coated for permanency. If you set your torch in a vice aimed level with the floor or evn slightly down, maybe even as much as 45 degrees it would slow the rate at which the smoke-soot initially starts to rise, allowing you to pass the edges into its path and collect as much or as little as you desire. Also it would help prevent catching on fire. I've seen some where the edges were intentionally burned away a little bit. The look was very old. Good luck and experiment a little bit. You can do this. Put a few on your wife's car to see how they look. She'll love it. Just kidding!
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Old Decals

Here's a few. They are water transfer, like many of the era.
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I have a bunch of old decals somewhere. If I can locate them I can mail them to you. Not sure what condition they are in as they are from the 70's when I was in high school.

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I have a bunch of old decals somewhere. If I can locate them I can mail them to you. Not sure what condition they are in as they are from the 70's when I was in high school.

I will look around for them Sunday
That's very much appreciated, Mr. T-bucket23! Very much, indeed!
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Ok I found the stickers. These are not water slide decals they are stickers.
I have
small STP the racers edge stickers.roughly 2X3
Oilzum Racing oil, Large
Monroe
Champion
Oilzum small circle
Large oval STP
Amalie Pro racing oil roughly 3X4
These are all from a car show event I went to in 1974 while in high school.
If you are interested, let me know and I can mail some to you.
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I'd enjoy having a Champion sticker. I will PM you, thanks.
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Old decal update

Here a few 50-60 used on my wagon .....

I have ************** for sale if interested
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