Do you need Micro Sol for decals?
As described above, Microsol is mainly for complex surfaces and isn’t always required for small or simple decals, but it can be useful when working with curved surfaces, like the Space Marine shoulder pad in our example here.
Can I just use Micro Sol?
Save your money and only get Micro Sol. If you add a good amount to your surface, and use a toothpick to guide the decal, it will work just like Micro Set. Save your money and only get Micro Sol. If you add a good amount to your surface, and use a toothpick to guide the decal, it will work just like Micro Set.
What is Micro Sol made of?
The online consensus is that Micro Set is diluted acetic acid (vinegar), and Micro Sol is acetone diluted with isopropyl alchohol. However, some people complain of yellowing when using vinegar as a substitute for Micro Set.
What is microsol made of?
Can vinegar be used to set decals?
Yes. It works fine. I refilled my bottle of Micro Set with white vinegar from a gallon bottle years ago and I’ve had no ill effects. I’ve refilled it many times with great results.
What is a decal solution?
Decal Setting Solution is used for decal placement over panel lines and protrusions, allowing the decal to stretch and conform to irregular surfaces. Setting Solution also allows you to move the decal after you have applied it to the surface, for precision placement.
How do I apply micro Sol to my decal?
For the best results, first apply Micro Sol to prepare the surface and enhance the adhesive. Make sure the surface is free of particles that could get under the decal’s film and cause a blemish. Then, when everything is dry enough that the decal will not move easily, apply Micro Sol with a small flat brush.
What is microscale Industries micro Sol setting solution?
This is a one ounce bottle of Microscale Industries Micro Sol Setting Solution. Micro Sol setting solution is for the most difficult irregular surfaces to be found on models. It completely softens the Microscale Decal, allowing it to drape down onto the surface of the model, conforming perfectly to surface irregularities without distortion.
How does micro Sol work?
It completely softens the Microscale Decal, allowing it to drape down onto the surface of the model, conforming perfectly to surface irregularities without distortion. The most amazing results in seemingly impossible places are possible because Micro Sol actually makes the decal part of the painted surface.
Do micro Sol decals bleed?
In my experience, Micro Sol does not make multicolored decals bleed nor does it attack the underlying paint if it’s dried properly. Highly recommended. I used waterslide decals for some time and was unsatisfied that they simply draped on top of raised details or didn’t sink into panel lines.