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  • Member since
    June, 2018
yellowed decals
Posted by ARDVARK003 on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 9:03 PM

Hi all, I just finished a Hawk Howard "IKE" kit. My first 1 day kit! Unfortunialy due to age, the decal backs had yellowed,not good on a white surface. I thought I read on the forem that you could put them in the sun to bleach them. Can you re-print them on clear decal paper without a yellow tint? Any pointers would be appericated.  Thanks much  AARDVARK

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:01 PM

I suppose its possible to work them a little in photoshop to get out as much yellow as possible. Give it a try.

The sun technique is really effective.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, October 19, 2018 12:21 PM

Put them on a sunny window for a few days and they will bleach out white. Also brush on a couple of coats  of decal saving liquid to keep them from fracturing once they sit in water.




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