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Personal logo PrivateSnafu Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2016 12:05 p.m. PST

Can I use MicroSol on the transfers? I have a domed shield where it did not lay flat at the edges. The instructions said only to score the paper not necessarily the transfer itself.

idontbelieveit25 Apr 2016 12:12 p.m. PST

I don't have an answer, but I have a question – after you floated the paper off, it didn't lay flat still? I've found that if I just barely stick the transfer on, douse it, float off the paper, and press it down with some porous packing material, it's pretty flat.

Personal logo PrivateSnafu Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2016 12:30 p.m. PST

Not really. I had to slightly press the edges down. Then they got little wrinkles. I doused one with MicroSol, its drying now. We'll see what happens. It's a Hoplon, btw.

Step 5 reads "While wet, mould the transfer to the contours of the shield. Leave for 20-30 seconds, then peel off white paper." In reality the paper near immediately sluffed off when wet.

idontbelieveit25 Apr 2016 1:22 p.m. PST

OK. I find it easier to press down the transfer when the paper is off, so I get it off quickly then finish. Look forward to your report….

Tarty2Ts25 Apr 2016 6:21 p.m. PST

No I find MicroSol doesn't work on LBMS transfers think it's very different to waterslide decals.. Instead I put fine cuts around the perimeter while it still has the paper on (very sharp scalpel required) helps with the 'wrinkle' problem considerably.

Personal logo PrivateSnafu Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2016 8:06 a.m. PST

Things turned out reasonably well. The MicroSol did not seem to have any negative effect, but I can't be sure it helped. There has been a wee bit of wrinkling but a top coat of gloss varnish has mostly smoothed that out. Pictures will be up in a day or three.

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