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Offline SunFury79

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Decal help, is it too late?
« on: January 16, 2009, 11:05:41 AM »
I just read several posts about using decal softener on my Crimson Fists, but I can't find the answer to my problem. The wrinkled decals have been on the models for a several months now, is it too late to try to smooth them out with softener or some other method?
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Re: Decal help, is it too late?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 11:27:53 AM »
I just read several posts about using decal softener on my Crimson Fists, but I can't find the answer to my problem. The wrinkled decals have been on the models for a several months now, is it too late to try to smooth them out with softener or some other method?

I don't know, I think it should work.  Worth a try anyway.

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Re: Decal help, is it too late?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 12:39:51 PM »
I would think so too considering you can use softener to remove old decals. I e-mailed a company that sales softener with my question and I'll post their reply here.
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Re: Decal help, is it too late?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 01:07:21 PM »
before buying try 50% vinegar (this is what their softener mostly is anyway)

Actually, after some checking, don't dilute it at all. Vinegar is 5% acetic acid (I thought it is 10%)
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Re: Decal help, is it too late?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009, 05:41:17 AM »
Remember that vinegar should eat a little bit of the gloss if you put some.  However, it would also eat the first thing layer of paint if damped too long.

Fortunately, I had MicroSet and MicroSol purchased a long time ago for $1 a bottle.  Still didn't finish a bottle.  In my honest opinion, MicroSet seems like vinegar and MicroSol seems like vinegar with a little bit of alcohol or ammonia solution.

Lastly, use a "disposable" brush because vinegar and softeners kill brushes.

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2009, 12:44:03 PM »
hi guys. i am really struggling with my decals atm.

i don't have any solvent or softener, so does anyone have any tips for putting them on?
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Re: Decal help, is it too late?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009, 01:28:31 PM »
Water, as it says in the instructions.  Then use a moistened brush to manoeuvre it.  If you're trying to put it on a curved surface put a cut or two, to allow the transfer to flex, where they won't be seen.
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Re: decals
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009, 05:15:42 PM »
hi guys. i am really struggling with my decals atm.

i don't have any solvent or softener, so does anyone have any tips for putting them on?

Please read the thread.  Skeeve and I basically spelled out that softener is basically plained old white distilled vinegar.

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Re: Decal help, is it too late?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2009, 08:51:31 AM »
Well, I gave it a few days and the company still hasn't responded yet. I think I'll try the vinegar and pick some up from the store next time I go. Thanks for the advice guys.
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