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lozenge decal help
Merlin
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2003 - 06:50 PM UTC
Hi Wildcat

I've never used lozenge decals... sounds like I'm lucky the scheme I'm doing doesn't need them (and to think I was disappointed!!).

I've never heard of the strips separating before... they should settle back to shape as the decal solvent dries out. If they are really dry, then small patches of decal should hide the problem.

I wouldn't strip everything off - you might just get the same problem (or worse!!) next time...

I'd use a fresh scalpel or razor blade to get a clean edge... but make sure all the decals are absolutely dry first!!

Hope this helps

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2003 - 08:49 PM UTC
Hi Wildcat, that is a real shame about the decals seperating. I wonder if you remove the outer piece and put on a new piece with a slight overlap? You have a great looking piece of work there, I hope you find a good solution to this problem.
Martin
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2003 - 08:54 PM UTC
I am no expert on this, but can't you use paint to cover it. I mean the seam is not so obvious, and the color should be easy to mix.

PS. And you thought I didn't make a voodoo doll. buahahahahaha.....