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Old 01-15-2019, 10:55 AM
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Allen,

I second the heat gun approach however, some heat guns are much too aggressive (too high of a temperature) for heating decals. I prefer to use an old hair dryer for this purpose since they are generally lower temperature devices. This also works great for removing shipping labels and tape from boxes.

Pledge Clear is now Pledge Floor Gloss https://www.pledge.com/en-us/produc...dge-floor-gloss , the modern version of Future Floor Wax (FFW) that I have used for years as a final coat over paint and decals visit: http://www.finescale.com/how-to/tip...-has-a-new-name. It is easily removed with ammonia water.
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:29 AM
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Had that very same problem with a kit I assembled last night: The Quest Triton-X. The stick-on paper decals started lifting ten minutes after burnishing. Removed the lifting decals and sprayed with Elmer's spray adhesive. Two hours later still not lifting. Problem solved. Will clear coat with a polymer floor polish later. Before and after pics:
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:50 PM
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A heat gun works quite nicely to soften and remove stick-on decals.
Also, I use Pledge clear to coat these decals once applied.
This liquid will practically glue the decals in place.
Never had a problem.

Allen


I’ve just used Pledge/Future once, and quite pleased with the results. Many of my models get clearcoated with a matte clear (Krylon UV-Resisteant Acrylic). It got me to wondering if the Pledge/Future could be “flatted”. Here is some information I found recently. I’ve not tried it yet, but will, once warm weather returns.



FUTURE FLOOR POLISH, FLATTENING

Future does produce a glossy finish so many modelers will introduce a flattening material or only use it as a pre-decal sealer. If you wish to use flattened Future as a final coat here are a couple of suggested ratios of Tamiya flat base for different effects:
****** 1 part flat base to 3 parts Future = very flat
****** 1 part flat base to 10 parts Future = flat
****** 1 part flat base to 15 parts Future = satin
****** If you get too much of anybody's flat base on the surface of your model you run the risk of making it all go white. No thinning is required just make sure it is well mixed.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:18 AM
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I flatten FFW (Future Floor Wax, Pledge Clear , or Pledge Floor Gloss) with Talcum powder (which now is linked to cancer!) until I get the flat effect that I want.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:23 AM
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Had that very same problem with a kit I assembled last night: The Quest Triton-X. The stick-on paper decals started lifting ten minutes after burnishing. Removed the lifting decals and sprayed with Elmer's spray adhesive. Two hours later still not lifting. Problem solved. Will clear coat with a polymer floor polish later. Before and after pics:
That situation is distressingly familiar--that happened with the Gnome kit that I built.
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