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giles b



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:52 pm    Post subject: Using old transfers Reply with quote

I was trying to letter a P.O. wagon the other day using some old waterslide transfers. Admittedly I was placing them on a matt surface, which isn't ideal, but they wouldn't stick and peeled off the wagon when dry.

A second attempt was made, first puddling the transfers with water to release them from the protective paper, then putting a small smear of Resin W glue on the spot where the letter would go. A wet brush was then used to place the transfer using the tip of a knife blade to fine tune the positioning. But beware - old transfers are brittle and break easily, so make sure you have enough spare letters to replace failures. The glue dries matt, or nearly so. Any slight shine can be covered with a little weathering, if necessary.
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steve



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giles,

Were you not using Micro Set? Really good stuff.

http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=MD&Product_Code=MI-1&Category_Code=FINPROD

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giles b



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know that one. I've used Solvaset, but find that on matt surfaces it can lift transfers that previously seemed set. These transfers, being old, are rather brittle and tend to break up if chivvied about too much. The glue has certainly stuck them in place without moving, including over strapping details - probably immovable now!
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