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Water decal 1929

  • 09 Oct 2018 5:03 AM
    Message # 6714144

    Dear Indian friends,

    I will restore and patinate my Scout 1929 over the winter. Now I'm looking for water decals for my 101 tank.

    Here in Europe I could not find anything suitable. The decals can`t be fixed on the tank properly. When they get in touch with gasoline, they take off.

    Would be glad for any hint.

    Best regards from Austria, Matthias

  • 10 Oct 2018 3:03 AM
    Reply # 6715494 on 6714144
    Tim Raindle (Administrator)

    Yup, you will need to clear coat the decal once dry  in order to enable  it to survive the gasoline. Usually ok with a fine mist coat first, let that flash set and then full clear coat. 

  • 10 Oct 2018 10:04 AM
    Reply # 6715836 on 6714144
    101 club member David Martin has the water decals you are looking for...


  • 11 Oct 2018 3:08 AM
    Reply # 6717300 on 6714144

    Hello Friends,

    thank you for your answers and hints.

    Dave no longer make those decals due to low demand.

    I attached a picture of my tank, so you can see the status quo.

    The "Indian"-lettering is a water decal, the "Scout"-lettering is a vinyl. As you can see, the vinyl decal is hard to patinate. That`s the reason why I prefer a water decal.

    It was not possible for me to find the "Scout"-lettering in Europa in water decal form.

    At the end my target is to have a tank, which fits visually to the rest of the bike.

    All the best from Europe,


  • 11 Oct 2018 8:06 AM
    Reply # 6717616 on 6714144
    Tim Raindle (Administrator)

    Have a browse here, Mathias, think the ones with the multiple names underneath may be what you want ( chief /scout etc)

  • 12 Oct 2018 6:34 PM
    Reply # 6720127 on 6714144

    I haven't bought decals recently, so I don't know much about the providers or if they still are in business, but here you go..

    What about run by Katrin Boehner, The heroic rider and winner in class 1 of the cannonball 2010 across US on a no clutch, single speed, belt driven 1907 JAP?! She said she put down very extensive research on the water decals she makes. 

    The link that Tim gave probably advertise decals from classictransfers.

    Pelders looks like they are still in business

    If you want a painted decal, maybe Hans Kreutzen can help..

    I think these guys maybe make some water decals, but also distribute from other providers water slide and vinyl transfers..

    Last modified: 12 Oct 2018 6:38 PM | Carl-Erik Renquist
  • 25 Oct 2018 8:26 AM
    Reply # 6872840 on 6714144

    Hy Carl and Tim,

    thank you for your useful hints. 

    I now ordered the decals at Classic Transfers. I will keep you informed on how they are. I already had contact with Katrin Böhner but sadly she is short of time and is not able to paint and produce new decals at the moment.

    I will send you a picture as soon as I have finished my tank.

    Best wishes from Austria,


  • 26 Oct 2018 4:53 PM
    Reply # 6875232 on 6714144

    Those are all good links Carl-Erik, thanks for posting them!

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