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Brown decal film - a novel solution.

Started by Weaver, November 05, 2017, 02:58:01 PM

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Weaver

Hi folks,

I just got my anti-flash white Skyhawk out to take to Telford, only to discover that the decal film surrounding the RAF roundels has turn an unsightly brown colour. I suppose the obvious solution is to just paint over it, very carefully, with matt white paint, but I was wondering if anyone has any other solutions to offer? This can't be the first time this has happened (can it?).......
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zenrat

Stick it in the sun.  Oh hang on, UK in November...

Very carefull trimming with a very sharp blade?  Or did you clear over the decals?
Blend them in by washing the rest of the airframe in Unsightly Brown?

I think painting might be the best solution.
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Old Wombat

Too late for prevention (cutting off the clear around the roundel), so I'm fairly sure zenrat's on the mark with painting being the way to go.

Bit of a bugger, eh!
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Weaver

#3
Just saw this on Twitter and thought I'd pass it on:



The lamp in the picture is about £30, but there are cheaper, lower-powered ones on the market too.
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 - Indiana Jones '

PR19_Kit

Presumably that's what the 'tape them on a window' system relies on too?

Quite a clever idea that.  :thumbsup:
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Old Wombat

Quote from: PR19_Kit on January 10, 2018, 02:08:36 AM
Presumably that's what the 'tape them on a window' system relies on too?

Quite a clever idea that.  :thumbsup:

Probably the safer option in Aus, where a day on the window could easily see the yellowing disappear & the marking go from hi-viz to anti-flash pale. ;D

Quote from: Dizzyfugu on January 10, 2018, 02:29:17 AM
Obviously the UK option.  ;)

Snigger! :wacko:
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Mossie

I've done the "stick it on the window" trick several times in the winter, it still works even when it's overcast.
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