PC Methfix transfers

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Ray Byde

PC Methfix transfers

Postby Ray Byde » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:41 pm

Has anybody else experienced a milky white discolourtion of the paintwork when using these transfers? I am following the instructions exactly but always have the same trouble. This applies to both enamel and acrylic paint surfaces. Any help / advice would be appreciated.

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Will L
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Re: PC Methfix transfers

Postby Will L » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:48 pm

Strait answer is No (on traditional oil based enamels)

But as it happens to you, a little more info about how you did it might help us see whats happening. Questions that come to mind are:-.

Does the discolouration disappear with time?
How wide spread is it?
How long had the paint been dry before you applied the transfers
What proposition of meths to water did you use?

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Re: PC Methfix transfers

Postby Noel » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:09 pm

I would add to the questions

Matt, satin or gloss paint?
How old are the transfers?

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Re: PC Methfix transfers

Postby Penrhos1920 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:52 am

Have you tried the meths/water mix on the paint without transfers?

ray byde

Re: PC Methfix transfers

Postby ray byde » Wed May 03, 2017 12:36 pm

the paint used was Railmatch BR black, from an aerosol. I allowed about 5 days from painting the loco to applying transfers (I'm a slow worker!) I haven't tried the water/ meths mix on its own, and no, the problem didn't fade / go away with time

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