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Post  tom 39 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:44 pm

Was wondering what causes white decal to turn yellow. Poor Quality??
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Post  bmd on Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:55 am

hi tom, its long been noted that being in direct sunlight causes decal fade, but one of the members recently posted a thread in which he was shown an old decal which had yellowed over time, but was then was put into direct sunlight for a day or so i think, and it regained its colours.....? scratch  Smile 
someone on here will remember the details m8


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Post  Simon6R4 on Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:04 am

Tom, Billy it was me who posted the thread a while back, here is the link;

https://www.diecastrallymodels.com/t2585-fix-for-old-yellowed-decals?highlight=Old+decals

I have tried this method on several sets of decals and it has worked every time, brought the white decals back to bright white from being very yellow, hope it helps Smile 
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Post  tom 39 on Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:41 am

Cheers guys,
The decals are on the car Sad 
I'll have to stick car to window Laughing
Car is new this year and was in attic with no sunlight..
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Post  bmd on Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:26 pm

ah right tom lol!!!
.... is it a lot of decal thats faded m8? if only one or two, you could remove and replace? Smile


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Post  Simon6R4 on Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:53 pm

Tom, you could put the model on a window sill that is in direct sunlight, might be worth a try???
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Post  tom 39 on Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:41 pm

Not a great photo but it shows problem complete side decal on both sides has discoloured.

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Post  Rallycol on Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:32 pm

The Model looks like it has been lacquered! Would that have had an input to the problem?

The more experienced Guys on here should have a better idea

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Post  bmd on Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:29 pm

def looks very glossy.....
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Post  rsjon on Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:19 am

Send the bugger back!
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Post  mcm motorsport on Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:13 am

rsjon wrote:Send the bugger back!
my thoughts too!! he was good enough to take your money so should be good enough to sort out your problem!Evil or Very Mad 
i could see through if the model was 20years old but less than 1 year its not good!!

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Post  brian on Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:54 am

Just had a look at my own and while its not perfect white, its the same as it was when it arrived. I put mine down to using off white decal paper when clear should have been used

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Post  tom 39 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:55 am

rsjon wrote:Send the bugger back!
I should have done this when i got it first because it was a poor model then..Mad 
Its a shit model now!!!!
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