Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Need some tips on using decals

Recommended Posts

I'm going to be applying the factory decals to Revell's stock 440 air filter housing, but I'd like some advice on a couple issues.


1) The 1:1 air cleaner housings seem to be flat black. How do you apply decals to flat black paint without getting "silvering" around the edges?

2) I'm thinking the decal's gonna have a tough time conforming to the inclines etc of the top of the air cleaner housing. What all do I need to make that happen? Decal-sol? Decal-set?

Any other clues you think might be helpful would be appreciated.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Put Future under the decal. After its pressed down wipe of excess with ammonia or a damp q-tip. I know ammonia can strip chrome but it wont if wiped up quickly, you have to soak it awhile to strip it. The Future also helps glue the decal down. I have had to do this allot with rally car seats that are flat black but get decals like driver name etc. on the seat.

Edited by 935k3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

You're right, that decal is a bear to get down. Micro Sol may work, I didn't have any to try. Micro Set wasn't enough. The advice I got on this forum is use a rag soaked in very hot water to push the decal down. That helped a lot, tho I still had a few wrinkles. If I did it again, I think I would cut out the center of the decal (where the wingnut is) before soaking the decal in water.


Edited by Kit Basher
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...