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Need assistance with 'peeling' decals...

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Need assistance with 'peeling' decals...
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 3, 2004 2:27 AM
Hi everyone! First off, I'd like to say that this is a pretty informative site! Next, I hope I'm not in the wrong forum for this, but here goes anyway...

The decals that are peeling off in my case are for a couple of my diecast cars...not resin or plastic, but those from Minichamps diecast 1/43 scale. I have Micro Set and Micro Sol when I used to built 1/24 Tamiya Auto plastic models, but am not sure how they would work with diecast. I would appreciate it if anyone could share some knowledge on how to return the decals on my diecast models back to their original state. Thanks!
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 3, 2004 2:49 PM
Hey DubieMan,
I don't know much about DieCast Cars. But I would suggest testing out some other diecast decals with the micro sol and set. I don't see why it wouldn't work.
I thought Diecast cars were stickers and not decals. But I don't know. Another suggestion I can think of it to use a water downed Version of Elmers White Glue. It dries Clear and if the decals are peeled back far enouph to brush some of the mixture on the back and then if any excess leaks out just wipe over with a damp cloth. This will also help it burnish firmly to the car. If the decals are just partially starting to peel you could water down the mixture a little bit more and actually brush the paste over the top of the decal to pin the edges to the car! I hope this helped a bit or inspired a idea of your own. Good Luck!!!! Smile,Wink, & Grin
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Posted by kevlar86 on Monday, May 3, 2004 3:27 PM
If you don't mind a glossy, clear finish, Future Floor Wax works as well, to hold down decalsSmile.
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Posted by roadhawg on Monday, May 3, 2004 7:59 PM
i have used lilBEARs white glue method before and it works pretty well. just take your time and dont get in a hurry.

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 3, 2004 9:02 PM
Wow! Thanks for the numerous replies everyone! Come to think of it, I think lilBEAR has a good point...I'm not sure if they are decals or stickers/transfers! I'm gonna give the white glue method a go and let you guys know how it turns out...thanks once again!!!


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