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Restoring "yellowed" white decals on white models

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Post  Sal the 2nd Mon Jun 06, 2022 6:02 pm

Just obtained a Minichamps 1/18 Clark RAC winning MK1 which is immaculate other than the rally door plates have now become yellowed/obvious rather than blending in as I assume they would have when new. Also have the same issue with a Kyosho Fiat 131. I'm sure I've read exposure to ultra violet light can help and/or Decalcote. What solutions are out there?

Thanks in advance

Chris

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Post  bmd Mon Jun 06, 2022 8:05 pm

hi chris, are they bad enough to consider replacing? i presume it wouldnt be hard if its only door plates? i have heard of folk exposing faded decals to sunlight for a few days and the yellow reverting back to white... i also have this issue on a Fiat 131 from years ago... never got around to sorting it...
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Post  CDM Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:30 am

Chris

Yes put the model on your window sill in the sunlight for a week or more and amazingly it will go back to white.

You dont need any chemicals just sunlight.

I currently have an old Starter kit that's painted white slowly going back to white in colour.

Old decal sheets equally will go clear as well.

Good luck
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Post  Sal the 2nd Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:27 am

Thanks both

Will do some before and after shots for reference!

Cheers

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Post  reeft1 Fri Jun 10, 2022 1:59 pm

agree - bright sunlight. One day i will test out the wifes UV nail light to see if that speeds the process
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