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Hey everyone!, ive got one of my cars with a clear decal on its side that has one of the corner bits sticking off the model, and no its not my DTM Opel! lol. Anyone know what i could do to stick it back down without it looking glued so to speak!? :cheers
 
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Thats a hard one as I have a model like that as well.

I have tried glue on one of my experiment models and the glue caused shrinkage really bad. I have yet to try it on my good model. I usually push the edges down every week or so.
 
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Having the Opels in my collection, I had to find a way to keep the decals on. The first ones to fall off are the German flags on the rear window and the emergency shut off switch on the hood. I put a drop of "Solvaset" decal setting solution on to the decal and leave it for a few minutes so the decal gets soft, then I press the decal flat to the surface and let dry. It's easy to damage the decal when it's soft so care should be taken. :cheers
 

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hmmm.. thanks for the replies so far guys!! Im glad i didnt just go ahead and try and glue mine or nail polish it!... umm well... might have to try some kind of adhesive i spose ...
 

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castrol_supra_gt said:
I used warm water when I applied the tobacco decals to my Ferrari F1 models and they stayed stuck.
This decal's only a qtr hanging off atm..
 
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I had this problem on my AUTOart Panoz GTR. A mixture of white glue and water solved the problem. It dries perfectly clear and any excess can be wiped away with a damp cloth. The mixture should be about 50/50 water and glue. I have done this several times since with excellent results.

Another option is to use clear paint as an adhesive. You can use gloss or flat depending on the paint surface the decal is on. Using acrylics allows you to wipe away any excess with a damp cloth. Enamels are much more difficult.

Hope this helps.

RonR
 

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RonR said:
I had this problem on my AUTOart Panoz GTR. A mixture of white glue and water solved the problem. It dries perfectly clear and any excess can be wiped away with a damp cloth. The mixture should be about 50/50 water and glue. I have done this several times since with excellent results.

Another option is to use clear paint as an adhesive. You can use gloss or flat depending on the paint surface the decal is on. Using acrylics allows you to wipe away any excess with a damp cloth. Enamels are much more difficult.

Hope this helps.

RonR
Thanks RonR! will give it a go! :cheers
 
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