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Francky
Does anyone has a "model and paint safe" suggestion to remove poor decals from a model?

A have an academy Mig-29 and made the mistake of putting the original decals on: Ugly as hell :(

I got replacements but now the originals seem impossible to remove without scratching the paint. I used future on top of the paint but decals are not yet sealed with a second layer of future.
27. July, 11:20
Augie
Oo thats going to be hard due to the future, was the paint acrylic or enamel?
27. July, 11:39
Francky
enamel
27. July, 11:51
Francky
And you know, the paint job I've done is just perfect compared to my normal level of painting (well, airbrushing actually, i would hate ruining the paint.
27. July, 11:53
Augie
Let me have a think.. do you have any micro set? that *should* work to release the decal, if we can get the future coat off. future should come off with Windex on a q-tip.. just rub over the decal to remove the future coat, then use the micro set to loosen it off..

thats about best I can think of
27. July, 12:03
Francky
I have micro set and sol, already tried, no solution, and the future is only under the decal, not on top of it.

I put on one solid layer of future and then started to put on decals. I stopped when realising quality was very poor; I bought some good aftermarket decals but can't get the old monsters of.
27. July, 16:55
Christoph Kunz
I think the only way is very careful sanding. I would try micromesh polishing cloths. And some tape for the surrounding area.
Good Luck.
27. July, 17:21
Augie
Could try masking tape.. I've had it lift decals off before
27. July, 18:26
Clifford Keesler
Good to know the kit decals are crap, as I have that kit also. I will invest in some aftermarket decals. I have also had masking tape lift off decals, like Augie said.
27. July, 21:52
James C
I second Augie's masking tape suggestion. Ordinary Tamiya tape should be enough to lift the decals without disturbing the paint beneath. I learned this the hard way on one of my early builds ;)
28. July, 19:20
JD
From my experience with future aka Pledge, is that it will dissolve in water if you soak it for 10-20 minutes. It will begin to turn white first, and since you have used enamels underneath, it may be worth trying, and hopefully the decals will come off underwater.
29. July, 02:22

July 7, 2020

Francky
Just arrived

excellent quality
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Nathan Dempsey
I have this set as well & I agree on the quality.
7. July, 16:21
Francky
In fact I want to use it on my MH-53J project. If i compare what this set contains and what I need based upon pictures I took at a museum in the UK, then it matches fairly well.
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December 24, 2019

Francky
I have made a 1/48 scale MH-53J Pave low. This is a combination of the old Revell CH-53 kit with aftermarket parts from Cobra company.

The model is assembled and painting, waiting for the decals that seem quite difficult to find.

Is anyone aware of decals that would fit? Anything I find is for US army and this is an Air Force helicopter.
24. December 2019, 10:21

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