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    So I found some nice houses that match my locale and wanted to do the peeling paint technique where you black india ink wash, then turpenoid and craft paint and then scrape a bit. I did the wash then immediately put them between paper towels and weighed them down with a flat board and weight. They warped. Kept them under there for a few more days, still warped.

    Is there a way to correct this? My two ideas were to wet both sides and then weigh them down again OR glue some bracing and weigh it down as the glue dries to keep it flat. Any other ideas?

    Thanks!

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    Man this sucks!! At this point, gluing on some bracing may be your best bet.

    Good luck,
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    Quote Originally Posted by SP-Wolf View Post
    Man this sucks!! At this point, gluing on some bracing may be your best bet.

    Good luck,
    Wolf
    Yep , should have braced before you did the A&I, but bracing now and weighing it down should work. What alcohol did you use , I use 90% , it evaporates so quickly chances of warping are very small. And I always brace , can never have too much bracing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    Yep , should have braced before you did the A&I, but bracing now and weighing it down should work. What alcohol did you use , I use 90% , it evaporates so quickly chances of warping are very small. And I always brace , can never have too much bracing
    Not sure what the % was, I will check when I get home. Going to the train store and picking up some wood and plastic stock to make braces out of after lunch today.

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    Surprised it could warp much if enough weight was on top.
    I believe it can be undone though.

    I might consider an iron on a low heat setting. Moisten lightly and press. Should dry quickly and then re-apply weight with more weight.
    Recommend testing on one piece first. Disclaimer: I have not used this method.

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    How thick is it and is it plywood or basswood. If Ply wet brace it good if Basswood try wetting the back side then add weights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spyder62 View Post
    How thick is it and is it plywood or basswood. If Ply wet brace it good if Basswood try wetting the back side then add weights.
    rich
    Basswood. As for thickness, pretty thin plus it has scribed "siding" and it warped aligned with those scribes. I am going to try the heat method and see what happens.

    It is possible that I can assemble as is, it is a slight warp but not sure. I bought some bracing at lunch though.

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    Added some bracing and let it dry with a flat board and weight on top, came out dead flat. Will try the turpenoid and acrylic technique tonight and see how it comes out.

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    Depending on the detail on the wall sections, you could dampen it a little then "clamp it" (gently) between two pieces of 1 X 4 or whatever applies to its dimensions.

    For what this is worth, I had the same warping problem with a walthers kit. What I found was the plastic was so thin the warp virtually pulled out by the roof section when everything was assembled. Perhaps the same might apply to your situation.
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