Best way to fill in the scribed lines on the undersides of hoods?
Posted 16 September 2011 - 08:17 AM
Here are some solutions I've heard about but haven't tried yet. My follow-up questions are in blue.
1) Fill the gaps with Evergreen/Plastruct strips and Tenax/Pro-Weld. Obviously feasible, but will the melting properties of the glue seep through the thin surfaces of the scribed areas and mar the top surface of the hood?
2) Fill the gaps with Milliput (white). I've been told this stuff doesn't shrink & dries incredibly hard. If I use a glue like Tenax, will the thin strips of Evergreen cross-bracing strips adhere to it?
3) Fill the gaps with Tamiya putty (white). Never used this stuff before either, but heard lots of good things. If I use a glue like Tenax, will the thin strips of Evergreen cross-bracing strips adhere to it?
Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:30 AM
Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:13 PM
Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:33 AM
I second this one! Back in my resin-casting days, I dealt with a few hoods having those "cutout grooves" on the bottom side. I quickly tried gap-filling CA, and it worked PERFECTLY to stabilize the upper surface so that "ghosting" didn't happen, and of course, with cleanup on the bottom side, and a bit of detail work--VOILA!
Monty, try gluing your styrene in with gap-filling CA...won't "melt" the styrene, help fill the gaps, and give you a great base on which to do your final bodywork/filler.
Posted 25 September 2011 - 08:17 AM
I turn the hood over, run a bead of super glue in the groove(s), sprinkle baby powder over the whole thing, lightly tap the hood several times (to help the powder penetrate the surface of the glue bead), wait a few seconds, turn the hood over to let excess powder fall off, blow off the remaining film, walk away for about a half hour, return and finish sand the spot.
I like to build 70s cars, and they were really into those scribed lines then.