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PrivateSnafu25 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.

PrivateSnafu25 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.

PrivateSnafu27 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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