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Re: Archer Surface Detail issues
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2016, 06:28:04 PM »
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Josh, I would give the car a light spray of undercoat preferably grey primer. Then a light gloss coat before applying the decals. Then when dry a spray of dull coat to seal the decals then spray your colour.
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Re: Archer Surface Detail issues
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2016, 06:29:43 PM »
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Just my experience but I never apply a tape directly over any decal, whether on a painted surface or bare plastic. I'll tape around a decal and apply a paper mask directly over the decal if necessary. I've had all brands and types of decals lift if I tape directly over them, even after several rounds of setting solutions and topcoat sealant.

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+1 on what Bob has said. Applying a tape mask over decals is asking for trouble.  Tape around or paper masks but never use tape directly over decals.

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Re: Archer Surface Detail issues
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2016, 07:06:16 PM »
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Thanks, all!
I'm lucky that the PRR freight car color for my era actually IS a primer.
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Re: Archer Surface Detail issues
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2016, 07:30:03 PM »
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