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  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by James Mark on Saturday, February 8, 2003 1:17 PM
Thanks!!!

J
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Saturday, February 8, 2003 8:42 AM
yes that's what I mean...
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    January 2003
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Posted by James Mark on Friday, February 7, 2003 3:50 PM
washing up liquid???? do you mean liquid detergent ...dish soap?

I'm canadian!

THanks

James
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: USA
Posted by jcarlberg on Friday, February 7, 2003 2:55 PM
The vinegar dissolves the minerals in the water and keeps them from making a mark when the solution dries. That's why it's used to clean coffeemakers.
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  • From: United Kingdom / Belgium
Posted by djmodels1999 on Friday, February 7, 2003 12:27 PM
The vinegar somehow will reduce the amount of 'patches' on the model once the wash has dried up. Without vinegar, you might end up with dark watermark lines, a bit like you would have if you leave your cup of coffee dry up in your cup... dark lines will appear where the coffee level was....

The washing up liquid reduce the surface tension of the water in the wash. Try this: drop some water on a smooth surface and the liquid will form drops. Add washing up liquid to the water you drop, and the water will tend to cover much larger areas without forming regular circular drops. On your model, you want the wash to go all over, and therefore you need to add the drop of washing up liquid to help the wash just do that!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 7, 2003 11:29 AM
What is the drops of vinegar and soap for? What are they supposed to do?
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Friday, February 7, 2003 1:18 AM
water-based artist paints (in tubes) with water, a drop or two of vinegar and a drop of washing up liquid will be the safest option. Don't like it, clean it up under the tap, and start again!
  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Canada
washing technique
Posted by James Mark on Thursday, February 6, 2003 4:12 PM
I am new to wash techniques.

I want to make my panel lines pop out after I'm done decaling. I've read about a wash procedure where you run a wash around all the panel lines and the wipe up residue and the lines subsequently stick out.

I use Tamiya acrylics and I will be covering with future...decaling and recovering with future....washing and then final coat of future....

I don't want to damage any underlying paint...what do I use to create a wash that wont harm the underlying future and tamiya acrylics..

Thanks

James
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