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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning decals--what do you use with what success?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:46 am 
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Victor III
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Here is a much better "after" photo. That's a plugged hole you see under the "PH" of "PHONE".


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning decals--what do you use with what success?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:04 pm 
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After some experimentation, I then preserved the decal panel of this early BN. I did not use GoJo because not sure I wanted the shiny look GoJo seems to impart.. I had to remove some mud wasp residue, which you can see in one of the attached pictures. That task was done with some mildly soapy water applied with a small artists bush. Also used turpentine, again applied with an artists brush. Finally I mixed a small amount of ethanol in turpentine and gently went over the entire panel with a soft cotton cloth. This lifted some more dirt. Anyway, not perfect but better than it was. The first photo is the "after" picture, and the other is the "before". I suppose it's a matter of taste, but I prefer preserving the original decal no matter how imperfect over applying a new one. And my goal is not to make my machines look new.


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