I am applying a set of Aero Master decals to a P-51D and I cannot get the decals to soften and sink into the panel lines. I have used Microsol, Microset and Solvaset. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help. Pete
Using the decal solutions like Micro Sol and Micro Set, the decals adhere very well on flat finished surfaces, and even over rivets. I have 25 year old tank and vehicle models that prove it. None of these models ever had a gloss finish before applying the decals, or any finish after applying the decals, unless you consider weathering as a finish.
"Peter W." wrote in news:1162274009.816018.7440 @f16g2000cwb.googlegroups.com:
Dunno, to be honest.
I ordered it directly from Daco, from Belgium. Let's see if this link works.
Go to the "Other Daco Products" button in the top left corner/window. Then go to the "decalsetting" button in the window beneath that.
I found out that even the thickest Tamiya decals snuggled down nicely with the medium stuff. so I bought a bottle of medium for "normal" work and "strong"for the yet to encounter decals that are still too stubborn to lay down nicely when I ask them.
A correction. I have a copy of the Finescale Modeler article stashed somewhere, but the table told me several things I have found easy to remember.
First, NO decal solvent works on ALL decals. For *every* solvent out there, there is a decal film that is impervious to it.
Second, NO decal is impervious to ALL solvents. For every decal, there is *at least one* solvent that will work on it.
Third, based on the table of decals and solvents tested, you can cover ALL the tested decals (about a dozen brands) with TWO solvents. One is Solvaset and the other is Testors. If a decal is impervious to one of these two, the other will work on it; and vice versa. Some decals will dissolve in either one.
As a former chemical lab tech, this makes perfect sense to me. One of those is rather biased toward alcohol/organic solvents - Solvaset; and Testors is acidic/water-based. Decal films with a lot of organic content will shed the water-based stuff and water-based decal films aren't as likely to dissolve in organic solvents. As a Certified Cheap Bastard=A9, I have a bottle of each - and no more.
Ron Smith wrote in news:R7Odna-- WuFpF9rYnZ2dnUVZ email@example.com:
I did the Pauls Model Art DTM Opel Calibra once. Those decals listened to NOTHING. I ended up virtually glueing them on with diluted wood glue (PVA). Then I found out that a coat of gloss clear would turn them in to jelly and if I didn't touch them until dry they looked like painted on.