Removing mould inside bubble?

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edd_jedi wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:40 pm
Well attempt 1 has been pretty successful, before and after below :) I bought one of these from eBay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333735464167

There was a small gap at the bottom of the bubble where the seal was weak, so I popped it in there and with much manouevering and patience managed to get most of it off. I have probably made the bubble lift slightly worse, but I would prefer that to a load of mould inside. Will have another go later.

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Well that's a well spent 99P Edd :)

Great work and good to know you got there in the end.

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Palifan wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:49 pm
Well that's a well spent 99P Edd :)
Yes, £20 on the UV lamp maybe not :oops:
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edd_jedi wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:58 pm
Palifan wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:49 pm
Well that's a well spent 99P Edd :)
Yes, £20 on the UV lamp maybe not :oops:
Well you can't win them all but maybe you can use it to check that your loose weapons are all legit (or failing that maybe just use it to get a face tan :))

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That's a terrific first result, Edd! Well done so far, and hopefully another go can remove what little of the mould remains.
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Looks so much better now- great work, Edd 8)
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Great job there Edd. Looks so much better.
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I think I've got that version of 8D8 so was going to see if you were interested in it so you could send the other one back for a refund without worrying about getting a replacement. But what you've done there looks great! I'm in no rush to move my stuff on though, so will leave it a while; if you want me to send pics etc. of the one I've got in case you would be interested let me know and I can post some up or stick it in the valuations section.
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r5-d4cus wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:31 pm
I think I've got that version of 8D8 so was going to see if you were interested in it so you could send the other one back for a refund without worrying about getting a replacement. But what you've done there looks great! I'm in no rush to move my stuff on though, so will leave it a while; if you want me to send pics etc. of the one I've got in case you would be interested let me know and I can post some up or stick it in the valuations section.
Thanks for the offer, I will drop you a message :)
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Big thanks to @welshwookie for sending me some more tools in the post! I had another go this morning and 99% of it is now gone :) There is now a lift in the bottom right corner of the bubble and a little wear on the card where I was rubbing (in hindsight should have put some masking tape on it, whoops!) but it's still a lot better than it was before, and a big upgrade on my old one. Thanks all for the advice!
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Well done. That's a vast improvement over how it started.
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That`s dedication Edd. :shock: Glad you sorted it . Looks great now.
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As an added bonus you were fairly local to Bournemouth back in the day weren’t you?
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lejackal wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:20 pm
As an added bonus you were fairly local to Bournemouth back in the day weren’t you?
Actually that’s the wrong side on the coast isn’t it :oops: :lol:
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Lookks great, what a good bit of work!
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lejackal wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:20 pm
As an added bonus you were fairly local to Bournemouth back in the day weren’t you?
Yes I grew up in Poole which is just a few miles away, so it is cool to have the sticker on there!
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