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I recently acquired an old and rare model with a lot of decals that have become loose around the edges. Does anyone know of a way these decals can be reattached without causing any damage? :confused :feedback
 

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You could try coating them with a decal softening solution, I've used a product called "decal set" by Humbrol which works well. It is a clear fluid you brush on and it softens the decal and helps it re-adhere to the model. To date it has left little or no residue that is visible and has prevented mass decal migration off models such as my Minichamps BMW CSLs.

Generically it is a "decal softening/setting solution". I think there is a product in the US called "microsol"??? Which is the same sort of stuff.

Worth trying something like this anyway as all you have to lose are the decals! :giggle :cheers
 

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I use "Solvaset" that is made by Walthers (The model train people)

It won't perform miracles but it will help, I routinly put it on any car I get that has decals and have not had any issues yet with them drying up or cracking.
 
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I still need to get some of this stuff to try and repair a badly cracked & lifting Michelin Man decal on my UT Escort Cosworth .

I hope it can fix it
 

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Thanks guys, I really appreciate any advice. Now if I can only find this stuff! :confused

My holliest of grails has been the F1 John Player Special Lotus Type 78 or 79 and after years of looking I concluded that no one had ever made a diecast of them. But a couple weeks ago on gomotorbids I found a Type 78 in 1/16 scale made by Polistil at least 20 years ago. It has certainly seen better days and many of the decals are pulling-up around the edges, but at a 1/16 scale they are not replaceable!

Thanks again! :cheers
 
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