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26-5-2015 16:37:35  #11


Re: Underwood No. 4 or No. 5?

I sure will ztyper and I think the local hobby store also has something called Decal Fix?

http://www.scalemodelguide.com/painting-weathering/decals/apply-waterslide-decals/

Last edited by Rilhardr (26-5-2015 16:39:20)


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01-6-2015 04:57:43  #12


Re: Underwood No. 4 or No. 5?

Decals not here as yet but I ordered some decal fixer to help them apply better to my Underwood.
Many modelers apply a thin coat of varnish over the decals to help protect them.
Is this a good idea on my Underwood?


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01-6-2015 09:39:01  #13


Re: Underwood No. 4 or No. 5?

Rilhardr wrote:

Many modelers apply a thin coat of varnish over the decals to help protect them.

The proper technique is to apply an acrylic clear coat to the decal before you apply it to the machine. I'm surprised that the seller hasn't already done this.


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02-6-2015 12:17:29  #14


Re: Underwood No. 4 or No. 5?

Decals went on very well with just a few small mistakes with some decals on the sides.

Decal vendor suggests Testors Aerosol Lacquer to protect decals once they have been applied?


Shift key works but then sticks and carriage then needs to be pushed down by hand ~ Suggestions?

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/RichBohlman/Finish1.jpg

Last edited by Rilhardr (02-6-2015 12:19:21)


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02-6-2015 16:13:03  #15


Re: Underwood No. 4 or No. 5?

Rilhardr wrote:

Decal vendor suggests Testors Aerosol Lacquer to protect decals once they have been applied?

Clearly you've already applied the decals, so there isn't much choice now. I would have - as I previously suggested - applied the clear coat beforehand. Testors is a brand name associated with plastic model kits, and sealing decals on a model airplane after they've been applied is probably common practice, but a typewriter is a different story.

Rilhardr wrote:

Shift key works but then sticks and carriage then needs to be pushed down by hand ~ Suggestions?

Most likely rust. More cleaning and penetrating oil in the pivot and slide points.
 


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02-6-2015 17:48:41  #16


Re: Underwood No. 4 or No. 5?

@Uwe I remember reading the description of the decals he bought. The seller applied something on the back, some sort of coating or paper or something. 


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03-6-2015 11:27:00  #17


Re: Underwood No. 4 or No. 5?

Rilhardr wrote:

Decals went on very well with just a few small mistakes with some decals on the sides.

Decal vendor suggests Testors Aerosol Lacquer to protect decals once they have been applied?


Shift key works but then sticks and carriage then needs to be pushed down by hand ~ Suggestions?

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/RichBohlman/Finish1.jpg

Your Underwood is coming along well! One thing: it appears to be missing the rubber feet that fit on the bottom of the machine that prevent it from scratching the table.


 
 

03-6-2015 12:09:30  #18


Re: Underwood No. 4 or No. 5?

Your Underwood's transformation is amazing - I just went to the first message in this thread and checked out the "before" picture.

 

04-6-2015 09:02:12  #19


Re: Underwood No. 4 or No. 5?

I gave my new Underwood decals three (3) coats of Testors as recommended by the decal vendor.

Very happy with the look and should protect the decals as I use the machine in the field.


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04-6-2015 15:25:29  #20


Re: Underwood No. 4 or No. 5?

Now youve gotta change your profile pic...


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