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#201 Stang88

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:12 PM

I think I tossed this question out a while back to Don regarding using automotive polishes and waxes like Turtle wax polish and wax and if I remember correctly Don said you can't use automotive products on Enamel paint jobs, this stuff if make for laquers.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:20 PM

Is the ratio still the same for doing flats? 2:1



Jay ,

Yes it is ! Works like a charm , remember , light mist coats ! As for the patience , lol , that comes with age ! I think what you're feeling right now is the hunger to get rolling !

That is a good thing , but you have to be patient , refuse to get frustrated with your mistakes , learn from them , and continually move forward !

At 55 years old , I am still learning , exploring , constantly pushing that envelope ! At 34 , you have an education at your finger tips the older guys never had . Take advantage of it ! Some of the hobbies most prolific builders are here and they are always willing to lend a hand or advise.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:35 PM

I too have used lacquer thinner for testors paint and other enamel paints it works awesome.The paint drys quick and is always glossy for the most part.Also if any of you want to spray bare metal with this mixture it works well with no primer.

#204 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:50 AM

Donn, you don't look a day over 49! I guess all that gloss has helped preserve ya! :lol:

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:39 PM

Here's a new body painted . . . I am hoping this will be my first 62 Imp. finally finished . . .

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:21 PM

Umm hmmm ! Plenty of bare metal foil work too ! This will keep you busy for awhile , lucky you ! Lol !

Just a heads up , should you use the side glass. It needs to be shaved down going towards the rear deck . Otherwise , the interior bucket does not fit properly . When you slide the frame into the body , take care with the rear wheels , you might have to take a knife blade and pry the body out a bit to allow it to clear .

This is a great kit , looking forward to see what your " twisted " mind comes up with ! Lmao !

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:19 PM

Thanks for the headsup on the glass, Donn. Yes, I am sure that interior will do me in. Then again it's usually my favorite part of the kit.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:49 PM

Whole lotta foil in the interior too , Virgil ! When done up though , there are not too many that are prettier !

My suggestion , do the side chrome in pieces , just like the real thing ! Trying to do it in one piece will have you cussin' in no time ! Ask me how I know ! Lol !

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:15 AM

Donn, this one has smooth sides all around, no trim on the outside. Just the interior. :D

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:06 AM

Donn, this one has smooth sides all around, no trim on the outside. Just the interior. :D


Aww! Virgil !

Don't sissy up on this ! Lol !

All that pretty chrome work on the outside and you're not goin foil it ? That would really set this paint work off , you know that right ?

Oh well , here's your hat , go sit in the corner , you have hurt my feelings ! Lmao !

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:29 AM

Virgil you better foil that car or I will head down there... And foil it for you.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:13 AM

Looks to me like he's already shaved all the trim.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:55 AM

Very cool Doc! I love red!!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:48 AM

Here you go, you GLOSSYHEADED HIPSTERS OF STYRENE:


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I posted more pictures over in UNDER GLASS "A Feast of Snakes."

Cheers, DC

The gloss is not out of my system yet, so watch out. :lol:

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:35 AM

I do believe that this is the first time that I can feel proud to say that I've created a " monster" !

Beautiful work , Virgil ! Color worked perfectly !

So? Havin' fun in Shinetime Land yet ? Lol !

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:32 AM

Thanks, Donn. I don't know about monster, but I'm almost boder line gloss-addict now, that is until I start getting the hankering for some RUST! LOL! :lol:

Dr. Jekyll (Rust) and Mr. Hyde (Gloss) live peacefully in the Lab-RAT-ory. That's a tale for all model builders, all right.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:16 AM

Works for me ! Get bored or fed up with one ? Break on through to the other side ! Lol !

I do believe , however , that this is a secret plot on your part to make Crazy Jim even crazier then he already is ! You're flashing back and forth across the rust / gloss line so often now that he's getting whip lash !

Tech note ... How much of the Pearl X are you adding ? I've been using two scapel blade tips per 3/4 ounces of clear . When I get back , I'm going to play with the ratios to see what I come up with . I want to see where I can achieve that slight shimmer and what it takes ratio wise to get there

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:34 AM

Doc that looks great that color has to really pop in the florida sunshine great job!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:46 PM

Here you go, you GLOSSYHEADED HIPSTERS OF STYRENE:


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I posted more pictures over in UNDER GLASS "A Feast of Snakes."

Cheers, DC

The gloss is not out of my system yet, so watch out. :lol:


Doc your killing me ! I just ordered 2 of those kits :D My wife loves those Cobras so
naturally I had to have em it was like the green light .......

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:15 PM

Works for me ! Get bored or fed up with one ? Break on through to the other side ! Lol !

I do believe , however , that this is a secret plot on your part to make Crazy Jim even crazier then he already is ! You're flashing back and forth across the rust / gloss line so often now that he's getting whip lash !

Tech note ... How much of the Pearl X are you adding ? I've been using two scapel blade tips per 3/4 ounces of clear . When I get back , I'm going to play with the ratios to see what I come up with . I want to see where I can achieve that slight shimmer and what it takes ratio wise to get there


Donn, I use the back of a coffee stirrer and load up just a pinch of the powder and mix it into the clear . . . it's that simple. Lately I've been mixing to different kinds of powders to experiment with the effect. Also, if I want to tin the clear and put in a drop or two of the base color or a lighter color.