Jump to content


Member Since 28 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 20 2013 01:50 PM

Topics I've Started

models at pep boys!?

30 November 2012 - 01:29 PM

i went to my local pep boys today because a friend of mine who works there was telling me about how they now have a large performance section now. I must say its pretty impressive for around here because nobody nearby has an in store selection like they have. they have Nos tanks and pluming for it, weind intakes, edelbrock cams, holley and edelbrock carbs, carb tuning parts and kits, water pumps, ingition parts and boxes, pretty good seletion of arp bolt kits and its all right on the shelves. i also noticed while looking around they had a end display full of revelle streetburner series models and a few snaptites. I was just wondering if anybody knows more about this. not that i plan to start buying from them, it just kind of caught me off guard so to speak. 

paint removal fail!

29 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

here is my problem. i have a body i have been trying to strip for 3 weeks now. i painted it with duplicolor copper plate system and have tried everything i can think of short of brake fluid or sanding. It has sat in a purple pond, La's totaly awesome, simple green, and such. it barely flaked it on the edges where it was thinnest but nothing more than that. Does anybody have any suggestions i can try. I was told brake fluid works very very well but can harm the plastic on some models so i would like to stay away from that if possible.

primer trouble.

06 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

I have never had this trouble before but on my current project i sprayed my usual duplicolor primer and a coat of filler primer to fill any pin holes then sealed it with primer sealer. have done this on all plastics i have ever painted even my model cars and all the primers are from duplicolor. I sprayed my paint and let it cure for the past 3 days and just looked at it tonight and i had what looked like file marks on the roof, i sanded the roof down to the primer and it looks like someone took a small rasp and passed it in a small spot. i sanded a little more to the plastic and its smooth as can be. was only in one spot but i have to strip the whole body. has anybody ever had this problem?

25 model T "hay penny"

31 October 2012 - 12:19 PM

well its been a while since ive been able to get to my bench, and sadly i have loss some interest in my current builds so hoping to renew that interest i caught a idea while walking around in pepboy's today. I came across duplicolors copper plate system and decided to try it on the AMT 1925 model t 3 in 1 kit i picked up at my local hobby shop. plan to basically do a out of box build. the goal is to K.I.S.S. and just make a clean build.

Doing the spoon test right now to see how the copper plate system will work then i will start priming pieces later tonight hopefully. if this doesnt work i guess ill be ordering some BMF copper sheets.

32 ford donor kit?

23 October 2012 - 02:39 PM

I was wondering what would be a good donor kit for a 32 ford tudor sedan resin body. Im looking for a good detailed chassis and possibly interior. more so the dash.