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-- Posted by: GideonX
-- Posted on: 2002-07-15
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With so many case windows, you'll need something to to perk it up.  In comes the instant etch appliques.  We came into contact with our very own more than a years ago.  Recently, I had the chance to check out some samples from Shattered Web.  They provide pre-made etch appliques, as well as custom ones.

We got a couple of samples of the ones SW already had pre-made.  I picked out a Batman logo, they also sent over some Bicardi bat samples too.  Sorry to say, I messed up all but one of the Bacardi Bat appliques.  I did manage to save one of the smaller 3.5" versions though.  SW has two sizes available, a 7.5" and 3.5".  They also carry larger 10" non window appliques that you can apply to the side of y our case.  Several different colors are available, along with custom designs.

These samples are going on our Zeus Case we reviewed a while back.  I thought it'll be a cool change to put these on an oval window instead of the normal square shapes.  Let's start...

First off, peel off the thin sided sheet.  This should pick up the applique on the underside.

Prepare the window area by wiping it down with a bit of soap and water.  Make sure it is totally dry before proceeding.  Pick a spot where you want to put the applique.  I chose the middle, pretty wise choice I think.

Use the included plastic card, or get one of your credit cards so you can smooth out any bumps or air pockets.  You may develop a few smaller pockets of air, but they should disappear after a few days according to SW.

Peel off the remaining sheet of paper and the applique should be left behind.  Let's see what we can do with this:

First picture is with a green CCFL while the second Bacardi design is lit with a white CCFL.  Somehow we ended up doing a Bat theme, but the above look a lot better in person.

The appliques are simple to use, although I did mess up my first time.  To get these applied with the best result, work in a clean dustless room.  That'll prevent dust from causing bubbles.  It also pays to have steady hands to apply the sheet evenly.

Thanks to Terry from ShatteredWeb for sending over these samples.  Check them out if you're interested in getting some custom work done.



Pros:

  • Numerous colors and designs to choose from
  • Low price
  • Custom Work available


Cons:

  • None, it's just a tough little etch applique : )

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