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+Fixing Decals *AFTER* They're Dried...

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I'm building the c.2000 Street Machine version of the ol' Monogram 1971 'Cuda for my girlfriend . Painted FM3 Moulin Rouge (came out quite nice) with SRX9 interior . 

I applied the white Billboard decals ; approached it with much apprehension due to the age of the decals . I test-ran the "HEMI" windscreen banner on a piece of painted scrap plastic ; came out nicely ( too bad that the China-made decals don't last for 20 years ! ) , even with the setting solution . 

Then I applied the V6W stripes ( a tiny bit of hand soap and water on the body ; warm water to release the decals ) then brushed them with the setting solution , and then walked-away ( hahaha ) . They set impressively well , especially given their age . However , some wrinkles did develop (around the door handles and near the wheel well lip) , and I want to rectify the wrinkles

Should I :

* Slice the wrinkles with a new , sharp #11 

* Brush more setting solution

* Hope for the best 

Please share your advice / experiences . Thanks .

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2 hours ago, 1972coronet said:

* Slice the wrinkles with a new , sharp #11 

* Brush more setting solution

* Hope for the best 

That is what I would do. Good thinking!

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You might try more solution first, without slicing. If you slice it, and it suffers any shrinkage, it might leave an unsightly gap in the decal.

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