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02-04-2020, 18:08   #1
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Tips for renewing old Tamiya F1 models.

Hello there,

I'm wondering how well old Tamiya decals would take to a setting fluid (Microsol?). Some of them are sticking up on the tyres and on the chassis on unfinished models. I've been reading various other forums trying to get a firm idea of what I may be able to do.

As I mentioned, I never got round to finishing a couple of models and I didn't do a great job with the clear coat on some others. Would they be up to taking a clear coat after 15 or 20 years? The models have been displayed/stored relatively air-tight, out of direct sunlight and have little or no discolouration.

I probably didn't do the best job on a number of them at the time, so I would like to see if I could bring them up to par with the time I have now.

Cheers.

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04-04-2020, 14:27   #2
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"Reach out. " : to the likes of modelling groups on facebook like the IPMS - I'm a facebook member and paid up subscriber too but don't attend that many meets.

facebook is your friend here.


I have a bottle of HUMBROL decal softner.

Speaking personally, I have a 20 year old decal sheet that still looks fine for an Hasegawa 1.200 airliner.
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Maybe use Johnsons Floor polish to 'stick' then back down without risking them breaking apart? Matt over it then.
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