|Microscale Model Finishing Products
Microscale Model Finishing
Products are especially formulated for model building and decorating
in conjunction with decals printed by Microscale.
BOND CA PRODUCTS
MicroBond is an advanced adhesive and industrial strength. MicroBond
has shear strength and will stand up to assorted expansion/contraction
properties of different material. Will bond to rubber, assorted
ABS and styrene plastics, brass, steel, resins, leather, wood, etc.
Not intended for foam surfaces. For bonding to delrin, celcon, etc.
treat the bonding surface with MicroPrep prior to bonding. Bonds
in seconds, Cures in 5 minutes
CA - Thick
Most useful when longer bond time is needed for positioning parts.
CA - Medium
Most useful when applying to the part directly before bonding.
CA - Thin
Great for "Gap filling" projects.
|Micro Set, 1 ounce
Micro Set is a very versatile decal setting solution that does
several things to the Microscale Decals to improve application.
Micro Set should be applied to the surface of the model where
you will be sliding off the decal. Micro Set prepares the surface
with special wetting agents that cuts the oils in new paint and
converts the adhesive on the back of the decal to a stronger and
more lasting one. And finally, Micro Set slightly softens the
decals film to make it more flexible so that it can conform better
to the model's surface. Better adhesion by the decal to the model
prevents tiny air bells from occurring and results in an invisible
carrier film or the so called 'painted on look'.
|Micro Sol, 1 ounce
Micro Sol setting solution is for the most difficult irregular
surfaces you find on models. It completely softens the Microscale
Decal allowing it to drape down onto the surface of the model
conforming perfectly and without distortion. You can get the most
amazing results in seemingly impossible places, because Micro
Sol actually makes the decal part of the paint. For that reason
you should coat Micro Sol on for only a few seconds and then leave
it alone, it does the work. Do not touch until dry as the decal
is very soft at this stage and could be easily damaged.
|The Micro Coat Finishes
are more than just a pretty look. This is one tough finish, and
a real breakthrough in a modern formulation of water reducible
acrylic resin. For models that get a lot of handling this is the
answer. Even the Micro Coat Flat and Micro Coat Satin continue
to look like new after a great deal of handling. One of the main
reasons for the Micro Coat finishes is that they are the ideal
way to be sure that your Microscale Decals perform up to their
potential for realism. Micro Coat Clear gives you a 'wet look'
shine that replicates the new synthetic paint used on the real
thing. It is also the answer for a glossy base necessary for decaling.
All the Micro Coat Finishes use the same water clear acrylic resin,
which is tough and flexible and adheres strongly to paint and
plastic. It is rated to last at least twenty years under ordinary
conditions, for models this should be forever.
|Micro Weld Plastic
Cement, 1 ounce
There is nothing quite like the new Micro Weld styrene solvent
cement, and you will find that application, although easier, is
very much different from the old. You will also find that it is
much more forgiving, stronger when dry, and will not craze clear
plastic or tend to warp thin plastic parts like other cements.
Since it will not "lift" most paints, it can be used
to repair models without repainting. No longer do you need to
hold the parts together while applying adhesive to the seams.
You will now have both hands free to position parts properly.
|Micro Mask, 1 ounce
Micro Mask is like masking tape in a bottle. Just apply it with
a brush, let it dry, and cut it to any shape you want with a sharp-pointed
knife. Peel out the part where you want to paint, leaving an outer
stencil mask, and paint with the method of your choice. Just don't
use a water-based paint over it because Micro Mask is water soluble,
so use solvent-based paints. You can paint the finest detail you
can cut with a knife. Unlike masking tape that can allow paint
to go under it,even the most difficult designs come out sharp
and clean with Micro Mask.
|Micro Krystal Kleer,
If there was ever a modelers secret, this is it. Micro Krystal
Klear can do so many things, you will not believe that any product
can make such a big difference in the appearance of your models.
First, Micro Krystal Klear is a liquid that can be used to form
very real looking small windows up to about 1/4" in size.
It is also an adhesive for mounting clear plastic parts, windows,
etc. on your models. it can be used to make lens both clear and
colored with the addition of a little food coloring. What really
makes a remarkable difference in your models is the simple fact
that the clear parts can be joined to the painted parts with a
completely clear adhesive. What this means is that you do not
have to mask around the clear parts, something that is rarely
completely successful anyway. And the sills which are painted
can be seen through the clear Micro Krystal Klear for the most
realistic looking windows you will see on a model. And what the
pros like best, it is fast and easy and it stays clear. It cleans-up
with water while wet, and is waterproof when dry. You can tell
when it is dry because it turns from milky white to clear. And
if that were not enough, if you need a super strong and flexible
adhesive for wood, plastic, paper or most combinations of dissimilar
materials this is a handy thing to have. It's great !
Micro Liquidtape is a liquid adhesive that when applied to one
side of a part and allowed to dry, can be pressed onto another
clean part where it will stick firmly enough for display model.
and you can take it apart again and again as long as they stay
clean. Even then, another coat will renew it. Say you would like
to do a complete interior on a model, but when the model is finished
you could not see it. If the top or some likely part is separate,
you could use Micro Liquidtape as the final assembly and retain
the ability to remove it at any time, revealing your detailed
|Micro Metal Foil
Adhesive, 1 ounce
Fact is that nothing looks like real metal except real metal.
And Micro Foil Adhesive is a very easy and very inexpensive way
to apply real metal in the form of metal foil to your models.
The most common foil is ordinary household foil which most people
have at home. But with a little checking around you will find
that there is also stainless steel foil, copper foil, etc. The
softer and thinner foils are the easiest to use, but the surface
you want to metal clad is not too tough, you can use anything.
|Micro Liquid Decal
Film, 1 ounce
Everyone should have Micro Liquid Decal Film who models and uses
decals. Especially if you have been at it for some time. The typical
decal scrap box is not the best place to store decals. Exposed
to air, sunlight, and moisture, great swings of temperature or
general abuse, and decals will go bad. Or maybe you just always
had trouble putting on thin stripes. Micro Liquid Decal Film solves
all of those problems and makes a decal which for whatever reason
is bad, work again just like new almost immediately. Of course
if you have already put it in water it is too late. So if you
have some old decals you really have to use, coat them with Micro
Liquid Decal Film to be sure. Or if there is any indication that
you might have a problem, don't take a chance, you can solve the
problem on the spot. Simply take a small brush and coat the image
on the decal you want to use. Allow to dry for 20 minutes. Apply
the decal as usual. It's that simple.
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