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Will quick water shower cause dry decals to come off?

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  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Chicago, USA
Will quick water shower cause dry decals to come off?
Posted by MonsterZero on Sunday, July 22, 2018 10:43 PM

After decaling I'd like to give the model a quick shower with soap + water to remove dust before I apply Future.

Will the decals start coming off when moistened?

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 22, 2018 10:52 PM

It is possible depending upon the decals. Some have better qualities than others.

The best way to avoid that and remove the dust is to use a fine soft brush.

 

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  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Chicago, USA
Posted by MonsterZero on Sunday, July 22, 2018 11:03 PM

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 23, 2018 12:13 AM

Yes. Plus. Water is really impure and full of crud.

Stik is right.

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, July 23, 2018 6:33 PM

Yes they will come off. I am at a loss why you feel the need to wash with soap and water to remove dust when a simple blast of air from a compressor or soft brush would suffice. Makes no sense....

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, July 27, 2018 8:00 AM

Hello There !

 I would NOT recommend a wash . I sometimes use a damp paper towel or " T " shirt and wipe gently .Most of the time though , I use a squirt or so from the Airbrush ! Clean air and no dust !

 I wonder . Are you covering your model after working on it ? Find a store bought Cake Container the right size and then keep the model covered between work sessions . I Do , and it aint easy with very large ships !

 Besides it's fun eating the cakes anyway .

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, October 19, 2018 12:29 PM

Why risk breaking off parts, possibly lifting decals and even getting water in a cockpit or behind clear parts? Lightly blow compressed air and use a soft long bristled brush to remove any dust.

You apply the decals first and then Future? It should be the other way around.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, October 19, 2018 8:35 PM

plasticjunkie

You apply the decals first and then Future? It should be the other way around.

 

 

And seal it in the clearcoat other than Future. Future is water based.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, October 19, 2018 9:00 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

 

 
plasticjunkie

You apply the decals first and then Future? It should be the other way around.

 

 

 

 

And seal it in the clearcoat other than Future. Future is water based.

 

Yes but it’s like steel once it cures.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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