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Tamiya decals thick adhesive

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dlh
  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Tamiya decals thick adhesive
Posted by dlh on Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:51 PM

I'm building the Tamiya Lotus 102b.  Kit is more than 20 years old.  I know all about Tamiya thick decals. But as I layed these down, there seemed to be gel-like layer (adhesive) between the decal and surface.  At first I thought it was water, but squeege-ing it out with a wet swab or brush, moved it around.  Some actually squeezed out along the edges of the larger decals making a snotty mess that was so hard to clean off, that I've just started on new body shells.  Length of soaking times didn't affect it.  I use microsol and microset which brought the edges down but some decals still had an uneven surface.  I've ordered some Tabu decals and will se how that goes.  Am I missing something, or do something wrong?  First result like this I've ever had.  I put on several coats of AlClad Aqua gloss but it didn't hide the snot.

Snotty Dave

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:09 PM

I think you just have snotty decals. I know that one too. Goop comes out that is gummy.

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dlh
  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Posted by dlh on Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:14 PM

Agree. Hope aftermarket are better.

Thanks G

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