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#1 Jantrix

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 03:58 AM

Guys how do you usually lay decals over door gaps? Just lay it across, use some setting solution, and just push it into the crease? Or cut the decal at the door gap and start again on the other side?

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 04:01 AM

Apply the decal, then cut the door lines.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 04:26 AM

Okay but to do that the decal has to be pretty set in place. Will a setting solution get the cut ends to lay flat in the crease and adhere?

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 04:38 AM

Yes

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:23 AM

I let mine float straight over the gap,then cut them on each side after they are completely dry with a new blade.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 10:19 AM

Thanks guys. Good advice.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 10:52 AM

One thing to add , I've found that using Squadron #11 scapel blades for cutting the gaps works even better than the standards . It removes that " heartattack " factor ! It provides such a thin , clean cut , that the decal edges fall into the gap .

One other tip , a touch of Testors high gloss clear along the edge of the gap will seal the decal's edge .

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 11:06 AM

That sounds like good advice Donn and where can I buy Squadron # 11 blades? Thanks.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 11:23 AM

Local hobby shops generally carry them . I believe Micromark also has them on stock . I especially love how they work when using bare metal foil . Ultra thin , sharply defined cuts can be achieved using the slightest amount of pressure on the blade .

Their sharpness and thinness of blade makes the standard # 11s seem like a butter knife . Be careful when using !!!!!