Recommend
3 
 Thumb up
 Hide
6 Posts

Burgle Bros.» Forums » General

Subject: How to preserve the stickered meeples rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Robert P
United States
Delaware
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Received my copy this past week and got a chance to put it together last night. I am really into preserving my games' components so I've already sleeved all of the cards and tiles. My question concerns the stickered meeples. This is the first game that I own that has this "sticker on a meeple" component. Forgive me, but sticker quality aside, I do not have much faith in the stickers remaining durable throughout several gameplays. The meeples are perhaps the most handled pieces in the game and the oils in a person's hands (washed or not) will eventually soak into the paper of the sticker and begin to degrade the adhesive on its backing.

In order to seal the sticker firmly to the wooden meeple, I have heard that using lacquer could do the trick. My question is, is it better to use a spray on clear sealant (something in an aerosol can that a company like 3M makes) or is a liquid sealant that is applied by brush better? Does anyone here have experience lacquering their games? Has there been any discoloration over time as the lacquer ages? What is the best way to approach this "problem"?
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Brock Poulsen
United States
Boise
Id
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I wonder if clear nail polish would work, and be pretty simple to apply? That was my first thought, but I'm not sure if others have any experience with it.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Kevin L. Kitchens
United States
Gainesville
Georgia
flag msg tools
designer
Snowflakes Melt
badge
Snowflakes Melt
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Mod Podge or any decoupage medium should work just fine. Even a layer of thinned white glue will do the trick and shouldn't yellow at all.

Hobby Lobby: http://www.hobbylobby.com/Scrapbook-%26-Paper-Crafts/Glues-%...

1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Matt De Luna
United States
California
flag msg tools
Where did you get the sleeves to preserve the cards and tiles?
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Robert P
United States
Delaware
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I used the Standard Sized Dragon Shield Clear sleeves. Yes, they are a bit too long lengthwise but width-wise they are perfect. I just used a paper cutter and trimmed them up. I will post pictures at a later date.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Andrea Cecchetti
Italy
Navacchio
PI
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmb
I have used VerniDAS, it is a transparent and glossy coating for DAS.
This is VerniDAS: http://www.fila.it/en/das/products/modelling-clay/vernidas
And if someone is wondering what is DAS (modeling clay): http://www.fila.it/en/das/products/modelling-clay/das
I am very satisfied by the results.
I have uploaded two photos in the gallery.
VerniDAS: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/2768536/burgle-bros
Meeple with VerniDAS: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/2768539/burgle-bros
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.