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 Post subject: Engine Decals
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 6:58 pm 
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Hello, does anybody know where I can purchase some stickers for a 356 engine instead of decals? For example the oil filter housing, coil, air filter, fan housing, etc.. Thanks, Chris

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Decals
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 6:55 pm 
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There is a set on ebay now.


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Decals
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 7:29 pm 
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Frederick, I searched ebay for "porsche 356 engine stickers" and "porsche 356 engine decals" and I got "0 matches". Would you like to provide a link to what you are referring to?

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Decals
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 10:05 pm 
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Here is one of the items I found on eBay. FYI, I just typed in Porsche 356 decal:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Porsche- ... ccessories

Here's another for the same product from a different seller:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Porsche-356-brand-n ... 3cb7cd57dd


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Decals
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 11:55 pm 
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Peter, both of those ebay ads state they are selling "decals". The person who started this topic, Christopher Wettstein, says he wants "some stickers for a 356 engine instead of decals".

I am not aware of anyone making authentic looking 356 engine "stickers". Were the originals decals or stickers? I'm thinking decals, though maybe the coil had a sticker on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Decals
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 12:23 am 
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Barry,

The seller describes what he is selling as follows: "Some people sell "water transfer decals", They are difficult to apply and do not last. OUR decals are the real deal. No water transfers here!" I have no idea what that means. If they are not "water transfers," which in my book are what I would call decals, what are they? I guess the fellow who is interested in buying a set of decals/stickers should contact the seller to find out exactly what he is selling.

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Decals
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:27 am 
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Peter, I agree, the seller's description is confusing. Apparently everyone does not define "decal" the same. :-)

Chris, there have been discussions on 356Talk about how to protect decals so they last a long time. See the topic "Any tips on water base decal install" at http://porsche356registry.org/356talk/t ... lit=decals and also these topics:

http://356registry.com/forum/viewtopic. ... ight=decal
http://356registry.com/forum/viewtopic. ... ight=decal

I used the 356Talk Search function and searched for "decals".

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Decals
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 1:05 pm 
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NLA has the good ones. Don't use stoddards, they fall apart in water


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Decals
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 10:01 pm 
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I have a VERY large supply of the valve adjustment stickers ( all types N S C SC )and some oil filter and air filter stickers( Zenith canisters) and some for Bosch coils (6v). I also have some shift pattern decals that go on the inside of the front windshield for that final touch, two different types depending on year. They are all vinyl with a peel off backing that will last longer that you will. $5 each shipping to CONUS free. Give me a shout if you want a few spares. KTF


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Decals
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:03 pm 
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Where do I find help on placement and selection of "stickers" or 'decals" for my '64 SC cab, you seemed to have had lost and knowledge too


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Decals
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:26 am 
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That post from Michael is 100% right on....I tried the Stoddard decal for the Mann oil filter and it simply dissolved. It just went to pieces from the very slightest movement once it was wet. Bummer.


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Decals
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:56 am 
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My water transfer decals were purchased from Stoddards and were easy to apply and have so far held up perfectly...still look new. They were applied over 10 years ago. Perhaps the newer batches are a problem?

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Decals
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:29 pm 
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Darrin, there is a company in England who makes "stickers" for Porsche 356, as distinct from water transfers. Try: shine@groupharrington.com I have purchased a number of sets from them over the years and they are good. Frazer, (Melbourne, Australia)
PS - they call them decals, but they are stickers!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Engine Decals
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:05 pm 
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The engine fanhouse decals and/or stickers that are currently being sold are not correct for the 356A. Both T1 and T2 had the valve clearance only stated in metric values while the T1 decal had a black edge, instead of red. The text of the T2 decal was straight, while T1 and B/C was Italic. (you can see the T2 type very good in Neil's book and can compare it with the ones being sold. Besides the aforementioned differences, the positions of the numbers and 'arrows' is a little bit different). I have asked at several places but no one is selling the correct ones. So I'll make mine myself or have them made with a high quality laser printer. Silk screen printing is too expensive for a small batch.

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 Post subject: Re: Engine Decals
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:01 pm 
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When using water transfers, I highly recommend decal set solution, which is available in hobby shops. The solution is applied to the part on which the decal is to be laid, and the decal is then slid into place. The solution make it very easy to move the decal around for positioning and helps smooth it out over contoured surfaces and get rid of air bubbles. I also brushed on a clear coat over my H-Filter decal, and it has remained as good as new. I have done this twice (before and after the filter cover was repainted) and have never seen any deterioration of the decal. The first decal can from Stoddards, the second from my mechanic.

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