Having realized my error in skipping use of the hot air gun to remove moisture, I set up again and prepared for another decal of white dots. The clear film came out of the water bath intact and I left it to air dry rather than blotting.
|Underside of decal, waiting to air dry before adhesive spray|
|Panel with center dots applied|
|Decal for right hand dots, a bit rough but usable|
|Underside of decal for left hand dots|
|Water bath with a decal soaking to release from paper|
The indicator panel decal was prepared, air dried and ready for application. The challenge is to have the right acrylic panel as the target. I frosted some, but they are sufficiently thick that they cut down the light substantially. My only clear panel had text permanently bonded to it during a prior session. Attempting to clean the text off with acetone gave me a streaky damaged finish.
|Indicator panel decal ready for application|
|Text in place on frosted panel for indicator lights|
|Display panels, not yet glued together or fasted to the front cover|