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  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Fort Worth, Texas
Micro Set / Micro Sol issue
Posted by Deaf Smith on Friday, October 2, 2020 5:01 PM

Greetings All,

Question: I painted my F8F on 9/21 with Model Master enamel.  Finish looked great so I thought I'd go straight to decals which I did on 9/29, a week later.  Micro Set and Sol turned all the paint it touched milky white.  So I stopped decaling at that point.  Of course after drying a couple days the finish had improved but still required some very fine sanding to remedy damage to paint.  So I thought prolly needs a coat of Pledge before finishing decaling.  The Pledge remedied the previous blemishes to the paint. I dried Pledge upon spraying with hair dryer and waited two days to finish decaling.  Same result on the Pledge as on the enamel. 

Is this normal or is because paint and Pledge were not fully cured?  Oh, there's this ... the Micro Set and Sol are 30 years old.  No really.  Been out of modeling for bit.  LOL.  Could that be a factor? 

 

 

Deaf Smith

  • Member since
    January 2018
Posted by dswebb on Friday, October 2, 2020 9:06 PM

Hello. I've had Micro Set occasionally turn Pledge Future milky, but it always dries back clear. Never had Micro Sol do that that I can remember.

When I have applied them to uncoated gloss paint I've never noticed that effect. 

Maybe it is their age, and water has evaporated leaving whatever "active" ingredient there is in a more concentrated state?  

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Fort Worth, Texas
Posted by Deaf Smith on Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:16 PM

Thank you.  That is what occurred to me.  Have new bottles.  Am gonna toss the old. 

Deaf Smith

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:02 AM

I am surprised about the micro set affecting the paint- never had that happen.  Are you sure it was the set and not the sol?

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    January 2018
Posted by dswebb on Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:20 PM

Yeah I may have gotten that backwards... The SOL occasionally turns the future milky, but never any permanent effects. Never had SET act like that.

And I've never noticed any effects on bare paint from either. 

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Fort Worth, Texas
Posted by Deaf Smith on Friday, October 9, 2020 9:17 PM

Don,

No not sure as I used one after the other.  I have gone to my new bottles thinking the 30 year old stuff has prolly concentrated.  

 

Deaf Smith

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, October 9, 2020 11:12 PM

Yes and, neither product is anything I use unless I have to.

Differences in decals, pebbly molding.

I use set a little to get the edges to lay doen. I only use sol when the cause is on life support.

 

Bill

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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