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Post  Ted Creedon on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:03 am

What's best practice? Besides never taking them out of the box!!!!

I have one that needs a spruce-up but am wary of doing damage to decals. In particular I'm talking about 1/43 diecast.

Any help appreciated.

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Post  Cowley on Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:12 am

What sort of spruce up does the model require Ted, ie what exactly do you need to remove to make it looking tidy once more?
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Post  Ted Creedon on Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:55 am

It just looks a bit 'dull' - not as 'shiny' as others. Has been out of the box, but in a cabinet. I don't want to try some watery washing up liquid or car wax in case I wipe the decals off - or worse Embarassed .

I might just try a damp cotton bud and lightly dab it.
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Post  Cowley on Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:16 pm

I must admit I have used a little T-cut on a cotton bud in the past to bring back the shine of a colour, and very carefully worked it into the paint around the decals Ted. You can then use a clean dry cotton bud to remove any residue afterwards - equally carefully. Wink

BUT, you have to be very careful as it is so easy to flick the corner of a decal, or damage it without even trying. Also be very wary of leaving cotton bud fibres snagged on windscreen wipers, aerials or slightly lose decal corners. Wink Get the best cotton buds money can buy - Johnson's (100% Pure Cotton) Cotton Buds.

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Post  Ted Creedon on Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:35 pm

Cowley wrote:I must admit I have used a little T-cut on a cotton bud in the past to bring back the shine of a colour, and very carefully worked it into the paint around the decals Ted. You can then use a clean dry cotton bud to remove any residue afterwards - equally carefully. Wink

BUT, you have to be very careful as it is so easy to flick the corner of a decal, or damage it without even trying. Also be very wary of leaving cotton bud fibres snagged on windscreen wipers, aerials or slightly lose decal corners. Wink Get the best cotton buds money can buy - Johnson's (100% Pure Cotton) Cotton Buds.

On your own head be it however...... affraid

I had hoped for some miracle cure, wishful thinking! Thanks a mill, David.
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Post  Cowley on Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:52 pm

Sorry Ted, but I don't think there is a miracle solution to the problem. Crying or Very sad

Softly softly.... Wink
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Post  modelrallysport.com on Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:20 am

Ted try a little "spray" furniture polish A GOOD quailty one dab a little on a cloth and try on an "out of the way"area i have heard this can work-------

or--------------some "carnuba" wax car polish thats one of the best car polishes you can buy,lets no how you get on

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Post  Ted Creedon on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:26 am

modelrallysport.com wrote:Ted try a little "spray" furniture polish A GOOD quailty one dab a little on a cloth and try on an "out of the way"area i have heard this can work-------

or--------------some "carnuba" wax car polish thats one of the best car polishes you can buy,lets no how you get on


Cheers, Mark. I'm a bit wary of doing it - wee problem of small, delicate models and big, awkward, shaky hands!!! That'll teach me not to take them out of the case.
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Post  modelrallysport.com on Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:38 am

Ted im George aka modelrallysport [old and confused] Mark is Modelmotorsport------------------lol

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Post  Ted Creedon on Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:16 am

modelrallysport.com wrote:Ted im George aka modelrallysport [old and confused] Mark is Modelmotorsport------------------lol
Humble apologies, George, from an older and more confused Ted. Embarassed
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