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Old 03-24-2016, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Replacing 757 Cockpit Windows?

Hi all,

I was wondering what would be the best method to get a set of 757 decals for the cockpit? I have a Gemini model that suffers from being very crooked.

How and where could I print it and what would I need to apply it on diecast?

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Old 03-24-2016, 06:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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DrawDecal makes 757 window decals. I myself got rid of messed up windshield on one of my 757s and just painted a new one...
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DrawDecal makes 757 window decals. I myself got rid of messed up windshield on one of my 757s and just painted a new one...
Did you just apply with water like a regular decal?
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If referring to DrawDecal(www.drawdecal.com), then yes. Painting; I measured, masked and painted. I removed windshield with shape blade(vice nail polish remover)
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Hang on, doesn't that like remove/mess up the paint that's surrounding and under the cockpit? And once you have applied the decal (assuming this is a diecast metal model) how do you seal it down onto the model?



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Hang on, doesn't that like remove/mess up the paint that's surrounding and under the cockpit? And once you have applied the decal (assuming this is a diecast metal model) how do you seal it down onto the model?
But the nose section and most of the fuselage is white so it should be ok?
A member has posted some photos of him removing the decals of a BA 737 and seemed to remain white.
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Yep, usually the tampo printing can be removed while leaving the paint beneath it intact. And decals are easily sealed with any number of solvents or solutions used by modelers.
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Hi,

a) a tiny bit of acetone free nail polish remover to remove the windshield.
b) apply decals, easily sealed by Microset/Microsol solutions (or any other same type solvents).
c) please shout out loud if you find some decent, good looking 757 cockpit windows decals. I have been on a 757-decal-windshield-hunt for the last 5 years… and I am still searching
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