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Post  Mark Lowe Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:28 pm

Just fitting some decals and I am having a problem with decal curl
No amount of water or decal softener as too much can wreck the decal even hairdryer to soften it out isn't working
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Post  Hampton Caught Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:58 pm

Dear Fecked Off,

I guess by decal softener you mean Micro Sol? Hope so, it's the best stuff I've used to date.

I'm wondering if, having brushed some MS on the car and on the decal, can you lay a coin, matchstick or something similar over the decal to help it lay approximately in place, then as the MS dries, it should pull the decal down and into place. It's a variation on what I've sometimes found with Micro Sol, where the decal wrinkles up a bit and overnight, by some magic, come the morning, it's laying beautifuly in place.

I haven't tried this myself, Mark, but it's what I would do in your situation. Hope it helps, pending a more certain, tried and tested method by another member of the community here. Cheers, Steve
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Post  Cowley Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:07 pm

You could try some PVA glue Mark. I use it all the time to give a little extra 'stick' to decals, and it just might be enough to assist the curly decal lie flat.
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Post  mcm motorsport Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:10 pm

Mark Lowe wrote:Just fitting some decals and I am having a problem with decal curl
No amount of water or decal softener as too much can wreck the decal even hairdryer to soften it out isn't working
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is it the white decals on jennings s14?
i found it hard work but plenty of micro-sol and heat from my......hum the mrs hairdryer it finally sat into place!

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Post  brian Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:14 pm

I use future (pledge liquid floor wax) to stick down decals that dont what to stay stuck. This works very well, especially on very small decals

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Post  Hampton Caught Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:24 pm

This is one of the (many) reasons I love this Forum. Very Happy No general consenus of opinion perhaps, but plenty of helpful suggestions..... and maybe even more still to come. Cool Cheers, Steve
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Post  Mark Lowe Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:24 pm

Cheers guys
No Paul its not the S14
David I have pva on me bench so will try that.
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Post  Mark Lowe Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:25 pm

Doesn't matter how long we have been doing models we are still learning and picking things up all the time
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Post  newt5550 Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:10 pm

Mark Lowe wrote:Cheers guys
No Paul its not the S14
David I have pva on me bench so will try that.
Thanks guys

Getting worried for a minute. Read it as pvc Laughing
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Post  Cowley Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:29 pm

Now where's our gimp mask smiley? scratch
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Post  Mark Lowe Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:01 pm

Tangerine or orange in the mouth chris
Count it as one of your five a day Laughing
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Post  bmd Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:01 am

ah thanks for that picture lads!!!! put me off my alpen!!! lol!! pale
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