[HOsteam] How black is black?


f-v-h@...
 

Unless you're using dry transfers apply a gloss coat BEFORE you
decal. If you don't, they will silver no matter how much setting
solution you use, and the carrier film will be extremely obvious.
You might try this; gloss coat, decal, then gloss again. Follow
with a FOG (I.E. VERY light) overspray of the original color. This will
tone down the lettering and restore the look you want. When you think
that just a little more will do it STOP!!! Works for me. This is one
place where "Less is more" is valid advice.
FH


Tom Knowles <ncstl@...>
 

Good advice! Thanks, I'll try that on the new projects. BTW, I have found
that the key to non-silvering of the film is to make sure the underlying
paint is thoroughly dry...for Floquil, this can mean several weeks at room
temperature. I have no problems then. Acrylics can be decaled the same day
if its not too humid! You are so right about less is more, but one thing I
find in Model Photography is that the lens seems to like more of whatever...

Tom Knowles
website: http://members.tripod.com/tomknowles/index.htm

----- Original Message -----
From: <f-v-h@webtv.net>
To: <HOsteam@egroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 3:57 PM
Subject: Re: [HOsteam] How black is black?


Unless you're using dry transfers apply a gloss coat BEFORE you
decal. If you don't, they will silver no matter how much setting
solution you use, and the carrier film will be extremely obvious.
You might try this; gloss coat, decal, then gloss again. Follow
with a FOG (I.E. VERY light) overspray of the original color. This will
tone down the lettering and restore the look you want. When you think
that just a little more will do it STOP!!! Works for me. This is one
place where "Less is more" is valid advice.
FH