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irishcarguy

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protecting decals supplied with my Smit Nederland.
« on: September 22, 2011, 10:03:52 PM »

After applying the decals supplied with my Smit Nederland do they need protecting from getting wet & if so how ?. They are water soluble when applied which makes me think  they would peel off if thy got wet, which without a doubt they will. Mick B.
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Re: protecting decals supplied with my Smit Nederland.
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 05:43:31 AM »

I have always sprayed a few fine coats of clear varnish over the top, and not had any problems with peeling decals yet.  Humbrol decalfix is another suggested alternative, but Im not sure how well it will last long term on working boats as I myself have only used it on static models
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Re: protecting decals supplied with my Smit Nederland.
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 09:43:30 AM »

Thank you for the fast reply, I was not sure if clear coat would do the trick,I did not want to mess it up, always someone on here ready to help. Mick B.
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Re: protecting decals supplied with my Smit Nederland.
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 03:35:19 PM »

May I also suggest you use a decal set solution such as Walthers Solvaset decal set. This will make the decal become part of the pain and eliminate the white film that is air under the decal. Do this before the clear spray. The decal won't come off after you've used the Solvaset on it.

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http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=27859.150

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Re: protecting decals supplied with my Smit Nederland.
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2011, 04:14:26 PM »

Humbrol Decalfix.

Usage

A water-based solution for softening decals and securing them into position.

Substrate

Common plastics used to manufacture model kits including polystrene and ABS.

Application

Brush on to decals or immerse them into decalfix for approx 45 seconds or until softened. Slide off using a brush and dab dry with tissue paper.

Drying Time

20-30 minutes. Do not try to force dry decals, they may crease or shrivel.

How to Clean

Excess should be wipped away using a damp cloth.

Flammable, Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking. Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with skin. Use only in ventilated areas. If swallowed seek medical advice immediately and show container label.
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