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Dasterdly Decals
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 04, 2003 7:26 PM
I have a big problem that I need help with. Decals. How on earth do you get that milky residue that forever stops the car from being complete off? Also how do you get wrinkls out from your decals??
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 04, 2003 9:51 PM
So you have a problem with decals,maybe I can help you out.First I need to know if you are using kit decals or aftermarket stuff.get a hold of me at geosecret@hotmail.com If you have messenger installed,we can chat and I'm sure we can remedy your problem. Check out racingresin.com and you will see one of my decaling examples,the "croc dundee"Audi R8. hope to hear from you,later G.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 05, 2003 12:18 AM
My 2 cents

Going back to my model railroad experience, there are a couple of things that will help with all decals. One is called Solvaset by Hobsco, and the other are Micro Sol and Micro Set by Microscale Decals. What this stuff does is it softens up the 'cal so it snugs down real nice onto the model. The two by Microscale have a dual function. Micro Set is applied to the model, and Micro Sol is applied to the 'cal itself. You can find this stuff at any good hobby shop at a couple bucks per bottle.

This stuff works. If you don't believe me, pick up a copy of Model Ralroader and take a look at some of the train models.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 15, 2004 8:29 AM
Solvaset (http://www.walthers.com/) is the best decal solvent I have ever used. Depending on the thickness of the decal, I usually just go with MicroSol, but the thicker ones like Tamiya sometimes require me to break out the big guns.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 15, 2004 5:52 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by paul59

My 2 cents

Going back to my model railroad experience, there are a couple of things that will help with all decals. One is called Solvaset by Hobsco, and the other are Micro Sol and Micro Set by Microscale Decals. What this stuff does is it softens up the 'cal so it snugs down real nice onto the model. The two by Microscale have a dual function. Micro Set is applied to the model, and Micro Sol is applied to the 'cal itself. You can find this stuff at any good hobby shop at a couple bucks per bottle.

This stuff works. If you don't believe me, pick up a copy of Model Ralroader and take a look at some of the train models.


Sign - Ditto
Stuff works great! Came highly recommended to me when I was suffering through some decaling trouble. Still have a lil everynow and then but thats sometimes due to my own stupidity and not the product's fault! LOL
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 17, 2004 4:55 PM
micro sol and micro set are great dont try to build a tamiya rase car without it
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 19, 2004 9:46 PM
OK folks-Here's the curveball.

Have any of you done custom decals. I know that Testors has a kit out. It's like seven bucks, and there is another kit out there for around 25. I have also seen poster sized sheets of decal paper that you can do yourself.

Have any of you worked with these? If so, how do you do it, and are you satisfied with the results?

Shane-
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 3:37 PM
Shane I decided about a year ago that I needed the facilities to make my own decals, and purchased an ALPS printer. It does a great job on most things, and can do white, silver and gold. It wasn't cheap bit its great to just fire up the printer when you need something special done. I am graphic designer so I have the skills to produce virtually anything I need. Check out
http://lincolndownunder.com/Panams53.html
cheers
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 02, 2004 6:02 PM
I have found that the micro sol stuff is the best i use it all the time.As for residue i use polishing creaam straight over the decals it works.WRINKLES SHOULD NOT OCCUR BUT IF THEY DO persevere and keep applying the solutions over the period of a couplre of hours CAREFULLY.
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Posted by Canada Jeff on Friday, April 02, 2004 8:57 PM
Don't panic the first time you use microsol: your decal may get all wrinkly after you apply it, but whatever you do, DON'T MESS WITH IT! Just leave it alone for an hour or two and it will lay right down nice and flat. Just walk away and be cool -- it will be fine.

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Posted by crzyhorse on Saturday, April 03, 2004 8:08 PM
Try this thread, I wrote this just for such an emergency. http://www.scaleautomag.com/sca/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3944
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 7:08 AM
I have not used micro sol but have used micro set and it works great

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