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What would you suggest I use to do this? I have a UT Porsche where the edge of a decal is starting to lift off a little.
 

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When I have that trouble I go over the decal with a setting solution like Solvaset
 

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I just apply it to the decal.
I wouldn't want to chance lifting the decal to get it under.
 

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Any Hobby or train shop.
It is a decal setting solution
Made by Walthers
 

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I use a similar product called Microsol (by Humbrol) which does the same job. It softens the decal and allows it to conform with the surface more closely. Worked very well on my Minichamps BMW CSLs (which were great models with crappy decals!!!)
 

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I recently bought Testors "Decal Set" which works very well too.
 
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A 50/50 mixture of white glue and water will also work if the decal adhesive is no longer there. Brush on underside of the decal and press in place. You can then wipe off any excess with a damp rag or paper towel. The mixture dries clear. I had to do this on my UT "Naked Lady" Porsche, and it worked fine.

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For those who are using decal solutions like Testor's Decalset or Humbrol's Decalfix, do be careful not to apply too liberally on any lifting decals. The solution will tend to break down the decal and flake off. I believe these decal solutions are primarily to help contour new decals ( as in model kits ) around difficult/complex surfaces. For decals that have dried out and lost adhesion, RonR's method above is still the best. And do NOT ever use any of those clear liquid cements, the decals will dissolve ( learnt thru personal experience )!
 

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RonR said:
A 50/50 mixture of white glue and water will also work if the decal adhesive is no longer there. Brush on underside of the decal and press in place. You can then wipe off any excess with a damp rag or paper towel. The mixture dries clear. I had to do this on my UT "Naked Lady" Porsche, and it worked fine.

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White glue works fine. Just try not to be too liberal with it over the metal surface because it will leave an opaque film.
 

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A 50/50 mixture of white glue and water will also work if the decal adhesive is no longer there. Brush on underside of the decal and press in place. You can then wipe off any excess with a damp rag or paper towel. The mixture dries clear. I had to do this on my UT "Naked Lady" Porsche, and it worked fine.

RonR
I'm having this issue on a new Autoart Lancia S4. On the bonnet the decal is lifting just a little. Does anyone know where I would get "White Glue", never heard of it before.

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Sean
 

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^^ A very handy tip RonR!
 
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