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  • From: Charleston, SC
Making white white again
Posted by kg4kpg on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:08 AM

I have a Revell A380 I did in an all white PanAm scheme and the fuselage has gotten a little off-white. Will setting it out in the sun bring the white back? It's not horrible but is noticeable.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:42 AM

Wow, that's really cool!

I suppose there's no harm in trying.

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    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 3:55 PM

Hello!

The real question here is if the decals will not bleach out too bad in the sun. No risk, no fun!

Good luck with your Airbus and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:54 PM

That looks alright I need to get me one.

 

  

 Nick.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:01 AM

Did you use any clear coats? Some of my older builds on which I used Testors rattle can gloss and dull coats took on a bit of an amber hue over the years. If you used that stuff on this build, you may be stuck with the off white.

 

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  • From: Charleston, SC
Posted by kg4kpg on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:48 PM

Nope. Tamiya rattle can for the white and Future for the clearcoat. I’ll probaboy just leave it as it is.  

 

stikpusher

Did you use any clear coats? Some of my older builds on which I used Testors rattle can gloss and dull coats took on a bit of an amber hue over the years. If you used that stuff on this build, you may be stuck with the off white.

 

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  • From: Ypsilanti, MI
Posted by MIflyer on Sunday, April 29, 2018 1:02 PM

It may be the Future. I've talked to people who have had it go yellow on them over time... which is one big reason why I stopped using it.

Kevin Johnson    Ypsilanti, Michigan USA

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Posted by Bearcat57 on Monday, April 30, 2018 12:52 AM

I can guarantee you that setting it out in the sun is not going to be the solution.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:24 AM

Ay ! Dat's a purty Boid ! 

   No , really .  The plane is nice . Looking at it that way I think I am beginning to like the bird ! I had the same problem with Future in both types the New and the Original .That's why I won't use it at all anymore .

  I have a Fouga Magister Air Team plane ( Old Kit ) .So pretty I coated it in a very fine coat of Future . Now it is ,( Never being in the sun either ) a very light tan .

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  • From: Charleston, SC
Posted by kg4kpg on Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:23 PM

What's weird is the wings and engines are still a lot brighter than the fuselage. We're abouot to move, but after all my builds get to their new home I'll try sunlight. At the very worst I'll just have to paint it again. Then I can finally put the rest of the parts on her for display.

 

Tanker - Builder

Ay ! Dat's a purty Boid ! 

   No , really .  The plane is nice . Looking at it that way I think I am beginning to like the bird ! I had the same problem with Future in both types the New and the Original .That's why I won't use it at all anymore .

  I have a Fouga Magister Air Team plane ( Old Kit ) .So pretty I coated it in a very fine coat of Future . Now it is ,( Never being in the sun either ) a very light tan .

 

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, July 08, 2018 1:52 AM

One problem with putting it in the sun could be warping the kit.  I lost a C-130 build once like that.  I had to go to a briefing one day and left it in my truck.  WHen I got back a couple hours later it was split open and slightly warped.

I have a bottle of Future that I keep under a shelf that now looks a bit yellow, almost like varnish that has been sitting too long.  Maybe I'll crack open the bottle and put that in the sun for a while, it's woth a shot.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 08, 2018 4:09 PM

A car in the sun can get quite hot inside, depending upon environmental conditions. Far hotter than most residences will get under the same conditions. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:02 AM

I don't know what can be done to correct the problem now other than repainting. I know an old timey trick to keep Testors Glosscote and Flatcote from yellowing is to add a tiny drop of blue to the mix. Perhaps a drop of Tamiya clear blue in the Future might be the ticket as well.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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