Brittle R2 Decals?

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SingleMind
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Re: Brittle R2 Decals?

Postby SingleMind » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:11 am

Qapla! So used testors decal bonder, hotter water and the decals worked great. Didn't break when I tried to slide them from the paper. Happy days!
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Re: Brittle R2 Decals?

Postby RockyD » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:00 am

I am having a lot of issues with the tos 3 ship set decals also..they don't slide and seem pretty stiff and not willing to go around curves like one would think they should. its workable but possibly could be a bit better

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Re: Brittle R2 Decals?

Postby trekriffic » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:40 pm

Decal Bonder is good but you can also use Testors Glosscote to toughen them up. Two or three light coats should do it. Don't spray it on too heavy though or your decals might run. This is usually more of a problem with aftermarket decals that are inkjet printed. For getting decals to lay down on irregular surfaces I use MicroSOl and MicroSET. For really irregular surfaces I use Walthers Solvaset. That stuff can soften paint though so I use it judiciously.
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