How would you restore this?

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  1. davefr

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    I have a really nice Four Seasons advertising clock but the advertising logo has crumbled to nothing. The background needs to be opaque but the lettering is translucent. The panel is textured glass.

    Anyone have any ideas how to tackle this? I'm not sure transparency film and a printer would work too well.

    Is there any source for submitting a file and getting this professionally printed on the appropriate film?
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    Would water slide decal paper work?
     
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    It looks more like there was an insert for the bottom. The electric wires are too visible.
     
  4. davefr

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    I cleaned up an image I found on the internet using Photoshop and then found a company called signs.com that could print it on peel off decal paper. It's more like a plastic film then paper. You activate the decal's backing with water along with the glass it's mounted on and then use a squeegee to smooth out any air bubbles. The water activates an adhesive so it clings to the surface. The white is translucent and the green is opaque. I couldn't be happier!!

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    Very nice! What you describe is what I've seen described as a water slide decal, although I have been hesitant to try it in my printer. Glad to know there are sources to get it done.
     

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