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wingcoax03/07/2020 16:15:53
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Does anyone remember the packs of self adhesive trim sheets you could get about 20 years ago? What happened to them? They were a good way to decorate your models without a lot of masking or cutting of covering.

Peter Jenkins03/07/2020 18:27:46
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Do you mean something like Oratrim? Just cut to the desired shape, put into a bowl of water with a few drops of detergent and peel off the backing strip. Slide the trim into place and squeegee out the water. Done.

Make sure it's in exactly the right place before squeegeeing out the water though. You won't get it off again.

Nigel R03/07/2020 18:29:40
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I think wingcoax means the stuff with patterned designs you could just stick on. No cutting required.

Richard Clark 203/07/2020 19:13:32
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Posted by Peter Jenkins on 03/07/2020 18:27:46:

Do you mean something like Oratrim? Just cut to the desired shape, put into a bowl of water with a few drops of detergent and peel off the backing strip. Slide the trim into place and squeegee out the water. Done.

Make sure it's in exactly the right place before squeegeeing out the water though. You won't get it off again.

I dunno what backing Oratrim use but Solartrim used thickish white paper. If you wet it first you could never get the backing off without lots of it tearing so you couldn't get it all off.

So I always thoroughly wet the surface it is going on.. Also that allows you to slide it about easily before you squeegee it.

Jim Carss03/07/2020 19:24:35
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hows about this

**LINK**

wingcoax03/07/2020 19:26:01
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They came in packs,with handed designs in multi colours and sizes. If i knew how to create an album i would put a pic.

Andy4803/07/2020 21:15:07
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Posted by wingcoax on 03/07/2020 16:15:53:

Does anyone remember the packs of self adhesive trim sheets you could get about 20 years ago? What happened to them? They were a good way to decorate your models without a lot of masking or cutting of covering.

Water decals. You can buy water decal paper that you use in an ink jet printer - try Amazon. Then design your own decals. Once printed spray with clear acrylic lacquer and then use like any other water decal.

wingcoax03/07/2020 22:26:32
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Nigel, Spot on.

wingcoax04/07/2020 19:23:12
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wingcoax04/07/2020 19:23:56
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This what i mean, One half of a 58 inch wing.

Stuart Z04/07/2020 20:30:42
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Depending on what you are doing, sheets of Fablon (or Blue Peter sticky back plastic)

I did a bespoke foamie with this.

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