Post by Cor_DutchArt on Sept 26, 2014 11:38:55 GMT 1
I have a nice set from Morem. A "MB Rennwagentransporter" with 1955 MB W196 R Monoposto. The problem is the package. The models were bedded in foam, but after years the foam is gone and now sticks to the models. How can I remove it without damaging the lacquer? (And inscriptions.)
when the foam sticks to the models it means that a reaction between it and the paint has already taken place. It's a common problem: this kind of soft foam (but also styrofoam and others) will degenerate over the years and attack the paint. Sadly, there is no cure. You can only limit the damage by removing cautiously what you can, as to not pull off the paint. The foam will probably stick vigorously and as long as little bits remain the reaction will go on. Off the top of my head I would recommend to polish the paint after that, but the damage will be noticeable. This is actually a good reminder for everyone to check if they have already removed any questionable foam from their model packages. I had the same thing happen to a V&V Tatra once. And while we are at it, paper/cardboard packaging may also cause troubles due to possible traces of tannic acid in it. This applies to unpainted plastic models.
Post by Cor_DutchArt on Sept 27, 2014 23:15:08 GMT 1
Thanks Christian. Maybe the best thing to do is to find the right color and repaint the damage part. And try to make new decals. It's not just a model of a few bucks. The monoposto was damaged on the bottom, so that's no problem. Cleaned with resin Prep (Sylvan Scale) and removed some paint. But it's a metal model so hardly to see on a Silver Arrow. The transporter is worse, blue and descriptions on the right door. Hope it will succeed.
In MO87 ist dieses Thema hochaktuell! Ich gehe davon aus dass aus dieser Diskusion wird ein Decalbogen resultieren In MO87 this topic is highly actual! I'm assuming that this discusion will result in a decal sheet