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Captain Sensible22 May 2024 6:45 a.m. PST

I've just started a project that includes some water slide transfers and so have been using Micro Set and micro Sol. Micro Set smells exactly like vinegar so does anybody know if that is all it is? Just curious.

Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2024 7:42 a.m. PST

Micro Set is, apparently, a weak solution of acetic acid, i.e. what makes vinegar vinegar. A watered-down vinegar (one suggestion on line is an 8:1 ratio) should be functionally equivalent.

Micro Sol, OTOH, is apparently acetone diluted with isopropyl alcohol and not easily copied. It's used after the decal is in place to partially dissolve it and make it conform to all creases and compound curves.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2024 4:59 p.m. PST

I've always wondered about that, but Eumelus turned up a far more precise answer than I was ever able to find.

Micro Set sure smells like vinegar.

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