Dry rub label suppliers

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  1. TheRebirth

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    I've see adhesive labels but not dry rub at Toyhax. Those are needed for uneven surfaces but otherwise I prefer dry rub. And it really bugs me that they don't cut the tines out on the smaller symbols:

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    The dry rubs I'm looking for tend to look a lot better:
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    Check out Agabyss under their accessories page. They have both Autobot and Decepticon dry rub logo decals and ship from the US. If it means anything to you, Agabyss is recommended by Bobby Skullface.
    Agabyss > Accessories > Hasbro Dry Rub Logo Decals- Variety Set
     
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    Awesome - thanks!
     
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    I seem to have gone through all my dry rubs. Went to order more and my eBay supplier is now a deleted account. Anyone know of a legit supplier of dry rub symbols? Agabyss is out of stock.

    it’s hard to know what is a regular sticker and what is a dry rub based on item discription.
     
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    I asked at Agabyss and they are getting more sheets of the dry rubs next week.
     
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    You should ask them if they can get dry rubs similar to the ones that are on that link
     
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    Is there an advantage to dry rub over water slide?
     
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    The advantage is water slide over dry rub, water slides look closer to tampo.

    Dry rubs look good though, and are simpler to apply.
     
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    Water slides/Wet labels you can move around and adjust to get that perfect spot while it's still wet. In some cases you can re-wet them and reuse them.
    - What sucks about them is they're very fragile and can rip/tear easily wet or dry. I recently learned from @imest (Thx!) to add a layer of "Mr.Mark Softer" as a clear coat and is a game changer.

    Dry rubs are okay but it's a "Once it's on, it's on" situation and you don't have the ability to move/adjust the insignia like a a water slide to get that perfect placement. The adhesive that is used is pretty crazy and this is a YMMV but when all my figures had Dry rubs,the top/crown part of the Deceptions insignia started getting gunked up with dust and barely handle my figures. It was a F'N Nightmare trying take them all off as it can even take off paint. I think the hot summer weather played a part of the adhesive of dry rubs and bc of those reasons I'll never use Dry rubs again but I do prefer Dry rubs over stickers.
     
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    I’ve never had that issue. Did you rub them down onto the plastic after applying? If you just pushed and peeled without firmly rubbing them down then that could be why. Interesting
     
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    Yup,after I have the dry rub on the area I rub them down then peel back. Usually IMHO after a year or so that's when I notice those issues. Like I said though YMMV but for me it's always the Crown/top part of the Deceptions insignia. My theory is usually when we have a heatwave (mind you I don't have AC) it loosens/weakens the adhesive and the dust/debris in the air,gunks it up.
     
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    I wonder if that Mr Mark stuff works with dry rubs.
     
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    Done. It would be nice to see some with the border-less toon style like that one decepticon sheet in your link. Having used both types, I do prefer dry rub. If applied carefully, they can very much look like they are printed on. Also, I always drop them on with a tweezer first before applying any pressure so they can be moved around a bit before you commit.
     
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    Possibly SOME, but I would expect it has no effect at all on most of them.
     
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    I wonder why.
     
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    I kind of like dry rubs more than the water slides. Kind of adds some depth to it and seem more like a badge rather than just a thin decal.
     
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    I'm kind of tired of having to order decals from overseas so I'm seeing if someone I know can make dry rub decals. If it works out with the sizing I can see if she can make more for purchase.
     
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