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Post by checkmate on Fri 29 May 2009, 6:14 pm

Hey guys just wondering what you guys have found to be the best way to store unused decals? I've got quite a few old kits and have bought a couple more and want to try and preserve the decals so that I might be able to scan them and print out new copies at a later date. I corrently keep them all in an old model box so the light doesn't get to them. Any tips?

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Post by big bad kustom on Fri 29 May 2009, 8:57 pm

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I keep mine in photo albums Sheet per page and th plastic sleeve protects them.
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Post by dv8v8 on Fri 29 May 2009, 9:51 pm

y dont u scan em now then u will always have a copy
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Post by tezza43 on Sat 30 May 2009, 10:28 am

I keep mine in resealable plastic bags with the air squeezed out of them. A mate of mine who used to make his own decals gave me the tip, and he also mentioned you can re-vitalise very old brittle decals by first spraying hair spray or artist's acrylic clear spray over them. Must admit I haven't had the nerve to try this yet but he said it worked for him every time.
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Post by zenrat on Mon 01 Jun 2009, 8:46 am

I build and store my stash in my shed and as it's unheated 90% of the time things get a trifle damp (not too bad but yuo can feel the cardboard of the boxes is softer).
So when I get a new kit first thing I do is remove the decals and put them in an A4 folder with plastic sleeves which I keep in doors in the bookcase with my reference books. I have folded paper to hold the separate decal sheets so they don't all fall to the bottom of the sleeves and so I can flip through it to see what i've got there availible to use.
Seems to work Ok as nothing has got more yellowed that it already was.

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Post by ratsmann on Thu 30 Jun 2016, 3:36 pm

I keep mine in a old long thin cigarette tin with afew Silica Gel packs in there to remove any moisture , since putting them in the tin there has been no more wrinkling of decals ..
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