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Byron5150

Member Since 17 Oct 2012
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In Topic: 69' Chevy Nova Build.

Yesterday, 07:26 AM

Wow that's some shiny paint! When I attach glass in, I first use Elmer's White Glue and tack the corners and the middle of the glass to the body. After that, I use Testor's Clear Glue for glass (The one that is white and then drys clear and has a purple label) to go fully around the window. I paint the headliner before I install the glass, so I don't have the chance ever of getting the paint on the glass. Hope to see this under glass soon! Cheers!

 

 

Thanks bro


In Topic: 70 Hemi Charger R/T - July 25 update

24 July 2014 - 02:56 AM

very nice looking charger, nice paint work, and good detail in the grill and bumper pieces. 


In Topic: 69' Chevy Nova Build.

23 July 2014 - 01:29 PM

Great progress there Byron,looking really nice,Good job mate!!!


Thanks mate,

In Topic: 69' Chevy Nova Build.

23 July 2014 - 11:38 AM

Hi Byron, your Nova is looking good. Just a tip for setting glass that always seems to work for me.. I use a good quality 2 part 5 minute epoxy to install glass.. The better quality stuff that you get at hobby stores dries clear and doesnt seem to yellow like the hardware store stuff does. And because it takes up to 5 minutes to set up, it gives you a little ajustment time, you could even use the 30 minute stuff for more working time. I usually tape my glass into place, mix up some epoxy and then with a toothpick lightly apply it along the inner edge where the glass meets the body on the inside of the interior. Yes, you got to be a little careful when applying it as to make sure you dont get too much where you dont want it, and you got to work with it before it starts to get stringy, but if you get a tiny bit on the glass that you need to clean off before it totally sets up you can use a wet q-tip to remove it with.. takes a little practice and you have to work a little quick before it sets up, but it holds like a bear. And if you do happen to get a little bit on the glass and it dries on you before you remove it, a blunt tipped round toothpick will lossen and remove it without scratching the glass. At least this is how it works for me. I even use it sometimes on my dash gage area to make decent looking clear lenses.

Thanks man for the tip and a well good explanation of it. I have  a new i'm gonna try for both. But I will definitely use this tip at some point!!

 

Cheers,

Byron


In Topic: 69' Chevy Nova Build.

23 July 2014 - 04:29 AM

Looks good...
I saw your post that you had issues with getting the Rally Sports to fit, here's a pic of a COPO I built last year using some Rally's ...
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You're a brave man spraying lacquer over Krylon ....
I usually use Duplicolor primer sealer when using lacquer paints...
I've gotten away a couple times with pure luck spraying lacquer over the color place primer...
I do gotta say I love Krylon paints, I've never had issues with their paints...

Nice tip with the tape to hold the glass... I'm gonna do that from now on... Thanks...

Yea I wanted the rally's but I think I'm gonna save them for another project as I'm not the best and modding things. Lol

As with the paint I let it dry completely, and the primer used is a laquer. But Tamiya's are synthetic lacquer it's like they have different properties in away.

I could have not used primer but I haven't done that in awhile.

Glad you like that tip. The front window fell off so I'll have to re apply it after I paint the inside of the body interior.

Btw great weathering on that, it looks amazing!

Stay Frosty,
Byron