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    Kyle, the tutorial is specific to a custom printed inkjet decal. Micro-set is a waste of money... My 2 cents. Thanks for sharing.

    Allen, I couldn't disagree with you more.

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    Does micro-set not work with all decals? I've never noticed it actually doing anything, the decals seem just as hard and tough even after bathing and soaking in the stuff for quite some time.

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    From what I've heard, Micro-Set isn't as strong as Micro-Sol or Solva-set.

    Micro-Set is used to set the decal in place, it gives you more time to work with it before it starts to melt the decal. Then Micro-sol is used to make the decal snuggle down into place.
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    Right sorry it's micro-sol that I use, what ever the walthers product is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgeline View Post
    Kyle, the tutorial is specific to a custom printed inkjet decal.
    I must have missed that point, sorry.

    Kyle.

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    Kyle, no worries brother! I agree with you 200% that Future is not needed for thinner decals. You'll note in the tutorial I did not place it under the logo decals specifically for the reason you stated.

    Baron, the reason I believe Micro-SET is unnecessary is because water can be used with equal effect. Some folks even add a drop of dish soap, you know: "wet water." Micro-SOL, on the other hand, I consider a necessity.

    Allen, regarding whether or not to gloss... Gloss paint is glossy because it is smooth and reflects light uniformly. Flat paint, on the other hand, is textured and designed to diffuse light... That's why it has no reflection. The relevance of these characteristics is that decals lay down better on a smooth surface.... BUT, that doesn't mean they wont go down smoothly on a flat surface. You mentioned using micro-sol to soften the decals and press them into the paint... That would work. Fact is, if its been working for you then I can't even argue.

    No doubt there are plenty of ways to achieve the results we're looking for.

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    Thank you. I have been looking for Pledge with Future Shine for about a month now. Nobody has it. I see it is now Pledge Floor Care. I have seen this many times.
    Hold my beer and watch this.........

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    the reason to use the future is to eliminate the air under the edges of the decal , if the edges are clear then on a mat paint they can show up with the air under them turning opaque

    Klear is now called " PLEDGE Multi surface Wax " in the uk and europe now.

    Why it says wax( when it isnt one) is a mystery known only to the johnsons, same as why they made it slighty brown looking, (doesnt show up brown when use it fortunately)

    also applying klear over klear , will redissolve the previos layer of Klear and may become tacky .


    Link to product>> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pledge-Klear.../dp/B0033B9X1K

    might give you an idea of what it looks like.

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