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Decals often need maintenance as they fleck off so easily. So I wonder how you guys counter this annoying problem. I bought a spray can of purity seal a while back but haven't used it yet. Is that enough to seal the decal in? Or is there some other clear adhesive solution I should apply before even doing that? I'm going nuts seeing them fleck off over time!
Painting the logos on is my last resort.
I like to paint over the decal with Ardcoat. Then seal it.
Wanted to add to that but I was rushed. Ardcoat gives it a good cover to protect it, then the Purity seal further protects it and takes the shine out of the ardcoat.
I've also had nice results with mixing ardcoat into the water when I'm applying the decal. I don't have an exact mix, I generally just sort of eyeball it. But it does a good job of getting rid of the film edge of the decal, so that it looks like a part of the paint job and not something added on top.
Sounds good. I'll go pick up a pot of the stuff. Brushing the pads first then sealing the whole fig sounds like a guaranteed way to lock those suckers in. Thanks!
I personally hate decals, but a layer of 'Ardcoat or Testor's Dullcote works to seal it. Also, paint over the 'shiny' parts of the decal that are supposed to be clear. Note that 'Ardcoat is a gloss finish.
You may do well with a matte varnish.
Make sure your model is completely dry before applying 'Ardcoat or Dullcote or whatever. I cannot stress this enough. Not only will you shift your decals if it is not dry, but you may smudge your paint.