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Substitute for a decal setting solution?
Marty
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Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2003 - 12:27 PM UTC
What can I use in place of a decal setting solution. I am freshly out and need to apply a couple of decals. Any thoughts?
ModlrMike
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Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2003 - 01:47 PM UTC
I've read of people using white vinegar to get their decals to snug down. When I smell the bottle of solution that I have, it certainly smells of vinegar.
Marty
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Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2003 - 02:17 PM UTC
Thanks, I will give it a try.
clovis899
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Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2003 - 03:32 PM UTC
You might want to test it on some scrapyard kit first just to make sure you have the dilution about right.

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keenan
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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2003 - 01:42 AM UTC
I have heard of the white vinegar thing. Hit the link,

http://www.cueballweb.com/~worktop/tips_tricks/decal_set.html
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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2003 - 02:54 AM UTC
I was asking about Microsol the first time I used it for decals. It smelled suspiciously like vinegar and I was wondering if I just got ripped off and sold another product in a fancy modelling bottle that I could have just found in my kitchen.
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Posted: Monday, May 12, 2003 - 05:45 AM UTC
I am Chemical Engineer, the testors decal set solution is like a synthetic vinegar, i even tasted it... Then ran a chemical breakdown,,, Its not orgranic (vinger) but chemcally very similar....Microset smells the same to me...

Just like Tire Rubber is syenthetic, but, looks, smells and acts like natural rubber...

Thats, That!