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#1 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:11 AM

Hi Eli,

I'm going to be using your Spitfire decals on a build soon and was wondering if there is a specific brand to use? I haven't used your decals yet so I don't want to use something too strong.

Thanks,

Carl

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 01:32 AM

Any one?

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:05 PM

Carl,

I've always used Micro-Scale's products, Mirco-Set, Micro-Sol and Solva-Set (for the most recalcitrant decals) and have always been satisfied with them.

Hope this helps a bit,

Bob
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Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:54 PM

Carl,
I used Elis set -
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on my Mk XIV, and they are REALLY great decals. VERY thin yet strong. I recall I at first used MSol and MSet both. I was not totally satisfied with the results, so I did end up using Solvaset on them which seemed to work better.

Although Solvaset is a bit hotter than the MS stuff, it did not adversely effect my decals, and they settled down very nicely -

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HTH -

Cheers,
Brian

Edited by Out2gtcha, 14 May 2011 - 08:57 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2011 - 09:24 PM

Brian
Thanks for the info. I prefer Solvaset myself. BTW, awesome Spit.
Peter

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 09:57 PM

Hi Brian and Bob,

Thanks, I'm going to be using the same set of decals but will be using the Brunhilde markings. I'll try to get a bottle of Solvaset. I have Microset and Micro sol, and Mr Mark Softer (which is quite strong) but didn't know about their compatibility.

Carl

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:59 PM

Over on ARC (I think) Eli recommended the Micro Set and Sol products as working fine.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:34 PM

Hi Guys,
Micro system works fine but take a little longer to soften them up.
Solvaset is a "hot mamma" but my kids stand her!
Thanks for the support.

Eli Raphael
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 07:13 PM

Just a quick update, I tried Microsol and found it wasn't haven't too much of an effect on the decals so used Solvaset and that seemed to work well. The solvaset did, however leave some odd marks on the paint. I may have left some excess on too long but I was able to touch it up and my Mk XIV is now complete. I will try to get some pics up soon but we just moved and I don't have access to my camera at the moment.

Carl




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