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Posted: 7/21/2009 10:38:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/3/2009 4:04:25 PM EST by TerryC]
I'm going to order a BFL sticker forthe rear window of my truck. I may also get one to put on my magwell like some of the ARs I've seen in photos here.

How durable are they? Will they hold up in actual use or are they better suited for wallhangers (or staged photos)?

Will they turn into a gooey, sticky mess when they get oil or grease on them?

Would I need to get several so I can replace them frequently?
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 10:45:04 AM EST
Mine didn't ever stick. Not even for a second.

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Link Posted: 7/21/2009 10:56:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 1:04:23 PM EST
Mine stayed on the last lower I had....I cleaned the area real well with clp and just let it dry real good....warmed the area up a little with my heat gun...and put it, pressed it on real well....and it went threw 2 or 3 training class's and stayed on
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 1:04:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By BookHound:
Why not just draw a bolt face on the lower with a sharpie?


Cuase that wouldnt be tacticool and clp would take it off
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 1:22:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:
Mine didn't ever stick. Not even for a second.
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Crap, that doesn't sound encouraging.

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Why not just draw a bolt face on the lower with a sharpie?


Wait, let me think about that for a minute...

.. uh, NO.

Link Posted: 7/21/2009 1:24:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By Fro1911Nut:
Mine stayed on the last lower I had....I cleaned the area real well with clp and just let it dry real good....warmed the area up a little with my heat gun...and put it, pressed it on real well....and it went threw 2 or 3 training class's and stayed on


What happened when you cleaned the AR, did it stay stuck?



Link Posted: 7/21/2009 1:44:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By TerryC:
Originally Posted By Fro1911Nut:
Mine stayed on the last lower I had....I cleaned the area real well with clp and just let it dry real good....warmed the area up a little with my heat gun...and put it, pressed it on real well....and it went threw 2 or 3 training class's and stayed on


What happened when you cleaned the AR, did it stay stuck?





Clean? U mean u Clean these things?
I just didnt go over it with clp
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 1:59:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 2:01:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By BookHound:
This is my new design. I call it "Mr. Happyboltface".

I can custom do this in any color you guys want.

http://www.politesocietyinc.com/pics/ourGear/happyBolt%20(Medium).jpg

I think it will start a trend of happier shooters who are less likely to drive slow in the left lane on the way home.

Mark



(Okay, serious post. I have no experience with putting stickers on my weapons, but you will want to degrease the area really well first. I like brake cleaner when I am painting a rifle. Best of luck.)


I'll take ten in pink
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 3:56:49 PM EST
I don't personally add stickers to my rifles, but if you want to; clean the area with with alcohol real good before you stick it on. If you try to stick it on a couple of years of CLP, it ain't gonna be there too long.
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 4:35:47 PM EST
SInce I apparently missed it, you will have to forgive me, but what is BFL?
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 4:48:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By BookHound:
This is my new design. I call it I think it will start a trend of happier shooters who are less likely to drive slow in the left lane on the way home.

Mark
)


Some one is in a good mood :)

BFL= bolt face logo. Aka thar ar15.com logo

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Link Posted: 7/21/2009 6:26:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By BookHound:
This is my new design. I call it "Mr. Happyboltface".

I can custom do this in any color you guys want.

http://www.politesocietyinc.com/pics/ourGear/happyBolt%20(Medium).jpg

I think it will start a trend of happier shooters who are less likely to drive slow in the left lane on the way home.

Mark



(Okay, serious post. I have no experience with putting stickers on my weapons, but you will want to degrease the area really well first. I like brake cleaner when I am painting a rifle. Best of luck.)



Link Posted: 7/21/2009 6:27:06 PM EST
Make a stencil and paint it on....?
Link Posted: 7/21/2009 6:38:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/22/2009 2:40:07 AM EST
gotcha, thanks
Link Posted: 7/22/2009 3:07:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:
Mine didn't ever stick. Not even for a second.

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You may have gotten a static cling version instead of a sticker version. There was a foul-up and threads about this a while ago.

Or you peeled the wrong side first, but it couldn't have bben that.


ByteTheBullet (-:

Link Posted: 7/22/2009 3:40:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By BookHound:
Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:
Some one is in a good mood :)



Yes, I am.




So whatcha been drinking?

Hehe

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Link Posted: 7/22/2009 3:48:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/22/2009 4:07:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By BookHound:
Life! I am just happy that I am here to enjoy another day with my Mr. Happyboltface rifle.


Marky, how much you charging for Mr Happyboltface logo?

Are you limited to only doing them on AR's? Im thinking that I need one on my sniper rifle.
Link Posted: 7/22/2009 4:42:00 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/22/2009 5:13:13 AM EST
Free?

Where's the line start?
Link Posted: 7/22/2009 5:56:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By strycnine:
Free?

Where's the line start?


Its only for cool kids
Link Posted: 7/22/2009 6:24:06 AM EST
this is almost as bad as the 1/2 fawn spam








Link Posted: 7/22/2009 6:27:50 AM EST
Mark, were you uh, hanging out with the g/f last night??? You're almost too damn happy for this place.
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 4:01:18 PM EST
Well, it ain't no Mr. Happyboltface® but you gotta start somewhere...



Link Posted: 8/3/2009 5:56:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/4/2009 2:48:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By TerryC:
Well, it ain't no Mr. Happyboltface® but you gotta start somewhere...

http://www.fototime.com./%7B65F0BB52-214F-443D-96E1-EFC9E9B7F675%7D/origpict/bfl_lower%28med%29.jpg



Since the original post was asking how to get it to stick, are you going to finish it up with an AAR so we all know?

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Link Posted: 8/4/2009 5:20:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/4/2009 5:22:39 PM EST by TerryC]
Not much to tell . . . yet.

Cleaned the area with an alcohol wipe
Heated the area with a hair dryer until hot to the touch
Applied the decal, giving it a good rubdown before peeling the overlay


Just put it on yesterday, so I haven't had a chance to shoot (or clean) the AR.

Long-term durability still remains to be seen. I don't really baby this carbine, but I certainly don't abuse it either. I keep it clean and handle it with reasonable care.

I did get some spare 1" decals, and will probably order a few more when I see what other sizes I use the most out of the assortment I bought. These small decals are cheap so unless it gets to be a constant PITA I'll just replace the decal when it gets to looking rough.

I think the next item on the agenda may be some white fill for the logo and lettering on the other side of the magwell.
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