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Issues with micro sol


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Hey guys, I just started trying out micro sol, and I'm having some issues. After I apply the decal down to a gloss coat achieved with future, when I apply the micro sol a white, milky substance appears that dries and ruins my paint job. Any ideas?

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The Klear has not fully cured. Usually if you leave it alone, with maybe some mild warmth applied, such as from a lamp or in a hot-press, the 'milkiness' will go and the finish will go back to normal. It might take an hour or two or even a couple of days.

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It`s a bit in a different direction, but so as not to start another thread I`ll ask here. Does Micro sol/Micro set act in any way like a varnish? I`m wondering if they leave any marks on the paint/existing varnish if not cleared away before drying? Around the decal I mean. Also, do they leave a sticky surface after drying? I`m sorta recollecting my experience with the decalfix.

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Micro sol/set don't act as varnish, but they will leave a stain, a 'watermark' stain, on some paints, usually matt ones. I've never had them leave a sticky surface, once they've evaporated and the decal has dried there is nothing but a plain surface ready for sealing varnish.

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The only problem I experienced with it was using Model Master Acrylics matt varnish sprayed over the decal. Like has been said it leaves a milky/chalky appearance. I found that leaving the decals to go off for a good few days (normally a week or so) and then giving the area a good( but gentle) scrub in clean water removes the residue. Just take it easy over the decal area!

Bob

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