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Post  Speedy Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:26 pm

Have an Onyx model of a BTCC car in the cabinet and noticed last night that the decals are starting to crack and in a couple of places small pieces have fallen off. Is there anything I can do to stop this or prevent it from getting worse. The car has enormous sentimental value as a friend gave it to me for helping him do a few things and then passed away a few years later.

Will post up a few pics later on
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Post  newt5550 Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:47 pm

Would spraying on some varnish clear coat stuff (you know what i mean) do the trick. The old Onyx ones do have a tendancy to do that i'm affraid.
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Post  Zeus Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:34 pm

Which version is it Peter?
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Post  Cowley Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:04 pm

Sorry Peter I cannot help you, although I can appreciate how upsetting it must be, especially due to it's sentimental value! Sad I do hope you manage to get it sorted.
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Post  jusali Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:01 am

I'd agree with the clear coat spray or even paint on the clear coat?
One of my cosworths had a whole decal split and come off, I ended up re glueing with normal pva slightly watered down and it worked a treat. However I di'dn't clear coat, one of them jobs that needs to be done added to the list of hundreds of jobs that need to be done!
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Post  bmd Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:35 am

i know the U/T 1:18 Michelin Pilot cossie escorts were famous for the 'Michelin-man' decal down the rear panels, cracking up and falling off.....
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Post  Mal Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:41 am

ut Escorts in general Billy. But you can be lucky. Picked up a Sainz RAC car the other day. Mint as. And cheap.

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Post  reeft1 Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:44 am

The company that does microsol etc does a clear coat designed especially for old/cracked decals. Cant remember the exact product name but yheir producs generally do exactly what it says on tin. They also do a decal adhesive for reattaching those decals which have lost their stick.
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Post  reeft1 Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:57 pm

Take a look at Microscale's Liquid Decal Film (for cracked decals) and Microset (adhesive). Hope this helps.
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Post  143models.com Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:17 pm

Liquid decal film would be good if they are still on the sheet i use it for all home printed decals.

But a coat of Micro gloss should do your trick if they are on the car.

Stick up a pic
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