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billbuck

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If you dont have a food warmer to keep your decaling water warm try one of those gel hand warmer packs. The ones where you bend a little metal tab inside the pack and the gel turns to Crystals. Pop this in the water and it will keep it relatively warm for about an hour.
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Nice tip mate, I think I will use that one
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Excellent tip! Thanks
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In my opinion just keep to room temperature water.

Heating a decal which is plastic will make it more fragile.

Decals also have an adhesive between the decal & backing.
I use the Trumpeter bath here.

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Lay the decal face up on the serrated surface.

Spray the top with room temperature water but do not drown.
To much water and the adhesive will be washed away. The
adhesive will allow the decal to slide with precision. You just
need the backing to get damp enough for the adhesive to let go.

When ready take the whole thing backing & decal & plant to
just a little from it's final destination on the model. About a
few millimetres. No need to wet the paintwork.

Gently slide the decal off & the gently pull the backing away.
The decal can then be, still with most of it's adhesive & a little
moisture, gently micro moved to it's position.

I use Daco products strong Decal mixture. Tried all others. This
is superior to all.

Paint on the liquid. It looks as though nothing is happening.
Go away for 10 - 15 minutes & the decal will have settled
around the most difficult surface protrudence.

Also it will have with the remaining adhesive cemented the decal
to the paintwork.

Promise [smile]

Laurie

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Apologies.
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What am I doing wrong 

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I put one in the water as suggested and it really didn't keep the water any warmer [crazy][crazy]

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Good tips Laurie,

Fisherman’s friend—are you guys applying decals or eating the models?!?🤣😂🤣🤪

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Just fishing for laughs Ted [biggrin][biggrin]

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Just fishing for laughs Ted [biggrin][biggrin]

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Me too! I saw the joke, tried to build on it. LOL

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