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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by KCBlack, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. KCBlack

    KCBlack WiiChat Member

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    As most people already know, DecalGirl has some Wii system, Wiimote, and Nunchuck skins available. (www.decalgirl.com) I just want to know from anyone who has ever made a Wii (or other system) skin purchase from this site if it looks cheap. Does it peel off? Is it really translucent, meaning it's a bit see-through? I like some of the stuff they have. Mainly the 100 Dollar Bills, Camo, and NES designs.. ;)
     
  2. VashPR

    VashPR Everybody deserves a Wii

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    i have the ps2 skin about 3 yrs ago and like 5 months ago i peel off everything.
    my friend had a different skin and i guess he put it kinda wrong or something and it peel off.. the controller last more then everything... skin on his system last 8 months +-
    i think it depends how u put the skin on is how long it will last. i hope this gives u an idea.
    Good Luck.
     
  3. KCBlack

    KCBlack WiiChat Member

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    Did u peel it off because you got tired of it or because it was starting to show it's age (i.e. wearing away, starting peeling off itself). Also, the site says the skins are able to be peeled off without leaving any sticky residue behind. Is this true and, one you take it off, you can't put it back on, right?
     
  4. vagrant

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    is decalgirl paying people to advertise here?

    This is officially the 11th thread.

    I have a skin from there, blue fusion, it is applied and everyone. They are vinyl. So no they don't leave residue.
     
  5. KCBlack

    KCBlack WiiChat Member

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    Lol I'm not promoting the site, just wondering how their skins are. I was considering getting one. And I know there are threads about it, but none about their quality (I'm pretty sure).
     
  6. vagrant

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    same quality as any vinyl skin I have ever had for anything. Or vinyl anything.

    They are good, and they look very good if you apply it right(with a credit card or something to press along)
     
  7. ericlewis91

    ericlewis91 im McLovin

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    keep the wii white...support apple!
     
  8. VashPR

    VashPR Everybody deserves a Wii

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    True :smilewinkgrin:
     
  9. Homesrfan

    Homesrfan ftw

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    I really like the Retro. But I'll probably just keep it white.
    Actually, I want to see what the black skin looks like on a Wii. If it looks close to the black wii I might consider getting it.
     
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    I'm wondering myself.
    but don't mess up and it won't matter
     
  11. KCBlack

    KCBlack WiiChat Member

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    I guess I'll get one. Which ones are your favorites? I think I'm going to by the Desert Camo or Benjamins design. <3
     
  12. VashPR

    VashPR Everybody deserves a Wii

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    well, i took it off because i got tired of the skin.
    and it can last a lot of time and mine was older.
    i put a skin into my psp (PuertoRican flag) like a year ago and it still there like new. and i use my psp a lot + my boy use it too.
     
  13. intekmdma

    intekmdma Add me and i'll add you!

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    comon' i see so much talk about this... let see some REAL pics. it's starting to look interesting ><
     
  14. JDK721

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    Can anyone take a picture of their Wii with a decal on it.. I looked through all of the decalgirl threads, and no one has showed a picture yet.
     
  15. SpideyKonfusion

    SpideyKonfusion Village Idiot

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    I had a decal on my old ipod photo, apply it right and it peel or anything.

    considering getting the retro or spidey skin for the wii, the spidey one for sure :p

    -SpideyKonfusion ^_^"
     
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    Ahhh man, I really wanted to keep my Wii white, but now I guess I gotta get a skin. :)
     
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    Being a computer networker...F*** apple.
     
  18. tank

    tank Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

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    True that. Power to the mac people.


    I still haven't ordered my skin yet 'cause it seems like they are coming out with new ones every week. So I'm gonna wait until I see something I really like.
     
  19. Xanthan

    Xanthan Hardcore Gamer

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    I've worked as a graphic artist in the sign industry for quite a few years and I can give you info on adhesive vinyl (which is what they print these decals on).

    Going by they site they state their vinyl is channeled, this usually indicates the vinyl is of a high quality, such as 3m. Channeling gives air bubbles a route to escape when you apply the vinyl.

    As for durability, most common vinyl is a 3 year vinyl, and this is for outdoor conditions (sun light, rain, etc). Most printable vinyl is 5 year vinyl. On a game console which you don't handle much it would last forever.

    To give you an idea of how durable, I took a generic 3 year vinyl, cut out a detailed pattern on the plotter and applied it to a Thermal mug. It's been thru the dishwasher about 20 times now and the decal is still in place.

    As for removal once you get a corner up you can peel them off, leaving little if any glue residue which can be easily removed with acetone (nail polish remover).

    To get the longest life out of your vinyl proper installation is important, so make sure you clean the substrate of any dirt, grease, oil, dust etc. When you apply it start squeeging at one end and be sure to push out all air bubbles. Trapping air or creasing the vinyl not only looks bad, but it can cause it to lift up on a corner and peel off over time.

    Hope this helps, note I am not affiliated with decalgirl in any way, and will not give any such advisement on purchasing from them, I'm only speaking for the technical aspect of the vinyl product.
     
  20. Master Wii

    Master Wii Master of the Wii

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    thanks for the info Xanthan
     

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