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Michael Morris

Decal paper and sealer frustration.

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I'm want to get some clear and white inkjet decal paper and a compatible fixative/sealer to keep the ink waterproof.

The two makes of paper and sealer which seem to come up tops in side by side reviews seem to be those produced by Testors and by Papilio.  

My frustration comes because neither is readily available in the UK. ☹️

Are there any side by side comparisons of decal papers and/or sealers that are available in the UK?

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I use cheap decal paper bought off ebay.

I use both Humbrol acrylic matt varnish in a spray can and sometimes a clear gloss acrylic lacquer in a spray can which is meant for spraying over car paint.

The key is to spray a light misting coat first, then I turn the decal paper 90* and spray a second light coat.

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I use cheap ebay paper and now use microscale decal film as ive found it better that than any varnishes/ clearcoats ive used in the past.

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I used to get some good paper from Crafty Computer Paper, not sure if they're still going or not? It was excellent stuff and I also used Microscale Liquid Decal film to seal the decals, great product..

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2 hours ago, Steve Noble said:

I used to get some good paper from Crafty Computer Paper, not sure if they're still going or not? It was excellent stuff and I also used Microscale Liquid Decal film to seal the decals, great product..

Thanks I've just put in an order for 5 sheets each of white and clear and for some Microscale decal film.

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