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Old December 18th, 2017, 03:43 PM
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Default Kit storage in the attic

As a few of you know, over the summer, we moved into a new home. My stash has been safely stored in the garage since they move, but we need that space for actual cars now...

Given that I'm in North Texas, we've got fairly hot summers to contend with. I was thinking about storing my stash in the attic, albeit with the decals taken out of the boxes and stored in my home office, where it's climate controlled. There's a radiant barrier in the attic, which helps keep things from getting insanely hot, but it still gets a tad warm in there.

What's the consensus on doing this?

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Old December 18th, 2017, 05:37 PM
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Recommend against storing plastic models in the attic, even though it may not seem hot the heat will wrap the plastic.
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Old December 19th, 2017, 08:25 AM
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Don't do it, period...

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Old December 19th, 2017, 08:26 AM
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Agree with GW, the heat will warp the plastic. AND, DEFINITELY, do not store decals anywhere near extreme temps. The heat and then cooling when the temps drop will crack the decal carrier resulting a profanity laced tirade when the decal goes in the water.

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Old December 20th, 2017, 09:32 PM
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I've lived in the Desert towns of Trona, and Ridgecrest, CA right next to China Lake all my life, and have kept my stash in the attic, Garage, and inside our house for going on 40 years, and even some of the kits I've built were kept in the same places and they didn't warp nor did the boxes deteriorate or the kit decals (not that I've ever used many) and they even still look "okay" so to speak. This town gets pretty damned hot (115°) in the summer and equally cold in the winter. I'd suppose if you kept them in the open air, or sunshine you may have a problem, but all my older kits still look like they did when I bought them.

Everyone has an opinion on this, but from mine, it hasn't been a problem.
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 01:24 PM
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Better off putting your cars in the attic....
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