Decal Problem

Hi all - I need some help with an ongoing problem. For the past two models,=
I have been having problems with my decals. The first set was an after-mar=
ket set for the Pegasus Mercury 9, the second set was the kit decals, made =
by J-Bot.
In each case, th emanufacturer stated because the decals were thin, therefo=
re fragile, I should coat them with decal film before using.
My film of choice has always been Microscale's Decal Film. I applied it as =
per the instructions and waited twenty-four hours between applications, and=
another twenty-four hours before starting to use them. In every case, the =
decals curled up, in a couple of cases, like a soda straw. I have been able=
to get them to lie down using copious amounts of Micro Sol, and today, aft=
er matting the decals down, took advantage of it adhering to the model to i=
mmediately coat it with a clear matt lacquer.
Now, the temperature has been hot here, but not as bad as elsewhere in the =
country (high 80s and low 90s), and the humidity has been through the roof.=
Are these my problems or should I look elsewhere?
Are there any other steps that I can take to keep this from happening again=
?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Regards,
John Braungart
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The Old Man
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