safe to use?

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  1. Trebor

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    are the decals safe to use, now?
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    Why not?
     
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    I was wondering that too
    Trebor, are they really old or something?
     
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    I'm guessing these are the ones that had discoloured with age, that you 'bleached' in sunlight? They should be OK, just handle with care, in case they have gone slightly brittle.
     
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    these are the decals I was telling you about, they're from the 1/720 USS Abraham Lincoln kit. they were yellowed. and I put them in the sun for a while. I'm just wondering if they're ok to use? ^^;
     
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    I don't think you can really know until you try one.
     
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    I think there shouldn't be any problems.Anyway you can try to test them using one of these white strips. Simply cut off one of them with a sharp scalpel razor for instance.And then follow the way for decals applying.
     
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    You can also apply some gloss or flat coat over the decals to help ensure they will stay together...
     
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    I agree it is a very good idea as well. :)
     
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    Whenever I'm not sure, I give my decals a spray with Testors Glosscote. It is well worth the effort as most cannot be re-placed. If you use Microscale sol and set there is no way to detect the spray job anyway.
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    well, I did just buy a can of glosscote, I could give it a try.
     
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    where they not?
     
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    If the decals are a bit fragile keep the water pretty only just warmish. They should come off the backing paper without much trouble. Otherwise too warmer water and it will just destroy the decal and too cold and you'll find it won't seperate so well.


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    I see...I usually use hot water to make the decals come off faster but i'll give lukewarm water a try.
     
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    Trebor, did the sunlight lighten them significantly? Or only a little. Your pic appears that the yellow has completely disappeared.
     
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    it looks like it, yeah. there wasn't as much yellowing as there was when I first saw them.
     
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