Vintage X-Wing from the original toy line 1977-85. Seen here after restoration but with original decals reapplied. #starwars #anh #esb #rotj
@stoner I usually use lighter fluid for removing the glue and remnants of decals but it helped lift the decals and then when they dried out I was able to sick them back into the toy.
@tomwaugh79 oh yes forgot about the lighter fluid trick.
@kumarp13 thanks, X-wing No2 is the one I'm most proud of, it was in such a mess I wasn't sure I would be able to do much with it.
@stoner it's very tricky. I've not tried to save the decals before but thought I'd give it a go. I did it with lighter fluid and a craft knife (X-acto knife). I got the tip of the knife under one edge and soaked the sticker in lighter fluid, then slowly worked the knife under the sticker. The other two X-wings I've done have replacement decals on because the originals were in too poor a condition to save.
@tomwaugh79 Incredible job with the restoration work! 👍🏼
@kumarp13 I got it last week, it's been in a bath of hydrogen peroxide solution de-yellowing since then. I just finished applying the decals earlier today. My mum sold my entire collection at a garage sale when I was a kid....for a fraction of their value, not that I'm still holding it against her! Ha!
@tomwaugh79 Tom how did you manage to remove the decals without ruining them - did you soak them?
@tomwaugh79 @willhoward88 That looks so nice! Did you have this from childhood or did you acquire it later on?
@lyonser hi, yeah I did - yellowing is difficult to clean up but there are loads of videos that teach you how to do it. His is the 3rd X-Wing I've done. The other two are also in my collection on boxes.
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