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#1 jerseyjunker1

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:10 PM

if you want a vynle tarp to cover a model you have to make one and get it to mold to the shape of the car you want to cover but you can only use it on that car. i think i have come up with a tarp that will contour to any shape car truck tractor ect.it will hold its shape untill you want to use it on something alse and shape it to that.here are some pics this one is just an experiment and it works pretty good. i used the same tarp in all of these pictures.any i do after this will hold the shape even more. let me know what you think.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:13 PM

Looks PERFECT Manny!

Tell us how! B)

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:18 PM

THats very cool

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:19 PM

Are you gonna make us guess or are you gonna tell us what you used?

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:31 PM

Congrats Manny on the MCM weathering article coverage.
Hmmmm..my guess would be the blue roll of shop paper towels
dipped in some white glue/water mixture.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:32 PM

I am guessing aluminum-foil covered with some type of blue tape. But that's just a guess.

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#7 jerseyjunker1

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:53 PM

trucker tim is on the money. i got about the cheapest vinyl tablecloth i could find. this stuff is as thin as paper and very flexible. i cut two pieces the same size. then i spraye glue on a piece of aluminum foil a little bigger than the tarp and pressed the tarp over it started in the center so it would not wrinkle much. than i sprayed glue on the other side of the foil and repeated the process. i am still looking for scale eyelets or tiny grommets so i just painted them on for now. if you want ihe tarp to hold its shape a little more just use a heavier foil. :)

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 06:41 PM

Great idea and execution, it looks very good and real!

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:38 PM

Excellent idea. Thanks for the post.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:29 PM

Excellant idea. That Cuda's in need of a serious resto though.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:46 AM

Hey jersey I would look at the craft store for small eyelets they usually sell them with a little punch tool. They might just be the size you would be looking for. I think your right on the money with this tarp idea. Looks pretty cool.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 01:59 AM

Tarp looks excellent.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 02:25 AM

The material seems to be in very close scale. Cool find.

#14 jerseyjunker1

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:43 AM

thanks Tim
thanks for the tip. i will check it out first chance i get.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:45 AM

thank you James
i have not seen it yet myself.what issue should i look for.i hope i can find it in the stores.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:49 PM

Very Cool. Not sure I'd really worry about the grommets, until I read that you had used paint I was under the impression that they were grommets/eyelets. Pretty convincing already.

That would never fly in my neighborhood, they got "Blue Tarp" restrictions!

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:15 AM

now you have to duplicate the way those tarps deteriorate in sunlight and wind..... which is probably why there are "blue tarp" restrictions some places.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:27 AM

Great job on the tarp. Very realistic!

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 06:07 AM

Great post!!!!  Thanks!!!!!



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:49 AM

Blue tarp restrictions?