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#1 Pappy

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 06:38 AM

This question has probably been asked before but what is the best adhesive to use when putting decals on the inside of a lexan or PPG body. I know some guys use Johnson floor wax. What do the pro's that paint bodies all the time use? I have a 1/32 scale 1967 Indy Turbine car body that Parnelli drove in the 500 and I bought the decals for it and don't want to mess them up.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:40 AM

Floor wax is for the outside. Inside decals, some guys use Modge Podge, available at WalMart, but I use what Tom Andersen always recommended - Americana glazing medium.

 

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:02 AM

Thanks Pablo that is the body and those are the decals I have.

 

I was at Indy in 67 and saw the car run, but I was only there for the first day, we had to leave and I only saw about 16 laps of the race. About three years ago I was at the Indy museum and they had the car on loan so I got to see it up close.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:02 AM

Actually I have found there is enough of the water soluable "glue" that gets on to the face side to hold the film. I do use

Champ DecalSet to melt the film and "burn" the printing into the Lexan. Once the setter is applied, you can't touch the

decal until it is completely cured or the decal will be distorted. DecalSet is available at hobby shops that have a large

model railroad department. Painting over the decal won't hurt it. 



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 02:24 PM

I suggest using peel and stick decals on the outside if possible.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 03:12 PM

 Inside decals, some guys use Modge Podge, available at WalMart, but I use what Tom Andersen always recommended - Americana glazing medium.

 

 

 

If you run out of the glazing medium, you can also buy a can of  Minwax Polycrylic (acrylic polyurethane) at a home center, paint store, & some hardware stores.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 03:22 PM

Do any of you guys use Pledge floor wax, used to be called Future Floor finish.  It is an acrylic.   I guess you could paint any kind of paint over decals that are covered with the clear acrylic.   I use if on the outside of some builds when I don't have much faith in clear coating the decals with lacquer.


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