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Toner283

Member Since 15 Feb 2011
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In Topic: 72 Hurst Olds

16 April 2015 - 09:08 AM

if they reissue it hopefully they reissue it with the up top included in the kit. the Cutlass Supreme custom kit is getting hard to find. the only real differences that I found between the two kits are the up top and the hood.

In Topic: What Irked You Today?

16 April 2015 - 02:40 AM

so ..... he was going to take down a UFO with his shootin' iron?


Sounds like it worked :)

In Topic: What did you get today?

14 April 2015 - 04:05 PM

Best answer as to what will fit is to call and talk to Don. The man is an encyclopedia of what parts came in what kit and what will fit into/onto/around/under whatever else. And is a heck of a nice guy too. Carol is no slouch with the part ID and fit either.

Have a list of the questions you have ready so you don't forget anything and with wheels or tires, having measurements ready will help get you the answer to what you need or what will fit.

In Topic: Removing Chrome Plating

10 April 2015 - 02:02 PM

This has been answered multiple times on this forum. I use EasyOff oven cleaner in the yellow can (TOXIC, use gloves and eye protection !!!), then thoroughly scrub with a toothbrush, Comet and hot water.
 
Scotch Brite pads can damage fine details...if you care.


This has been answered multiple times on this forum. I use EasyOff oven cleaner in the yellow can (TOXIC, use gloves and eye protection !!!), then thoroughly scrub with a toothbrush, Comet and hot water.
 
Scotch Brite pads can damage fine details...if you care.


Almost the same method I use. I also put the parts or parts sprue with the parts still attached (like the revell engine parts paks) into a large ziploc freezer bag, spray the Easy Off into the bag so enough is in there to give a good coating on the parts to be stripped, squeeze out as much air as possible and then seal the bag. This keeps the easy off juicy and working well. For some of the tough to strip stuff it might be in the bag for up to a week. It also allows me to agitate the bag to help strip the paint or plating.

I also sometimes place the bag near the furnace register to allow a *little bit* of heat to help the process. (I find it helps anyway). Please note that I have no small children or pets to get into the bag of toxic goo.

Other than that, I use the same steps as Ace. This method has worked well for me for several years.

In Topic: '59 El Camino camper

09 April 2015 - 04:10 PM

That one is listed for about twice what it should be price wise. There are two on ebay right now for $29.99 which is still spendy for that kit IMO. Should be about $20-$25 at most, it's not exactly a rare kit. I am on my phone right now so I cannot see where you are from but if you were headed to NNL East in a couple of weeks I would bet that you could find one there. Maybe even just the camper for a few dollars if you were lucky.