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#1 Steve_L

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:12 AM


This was a quick project to update a Mako Shark snap kit. I wanted more of a contemporary look and to add some detail. I applied Bare Metal Foil to the windshield and on the body. I detail painted the interior and substituted late model Corvette wheels and tires. It was a fairly easy build and I had a lot of fun with it.
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I used Krylon X-Metals base coat and red paint. It gives a nice candy red appearance.
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The real surprise was the experiment I conducted with Plaid Folkart Clearcote Glaze. The super glossy finish you see is two wet coats of the glaze directly from the can over the Krylon red with no polishing at all.
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I am enthusiastic about the outcome and plan to continue the experiment to see how it works through my air brush and over other types of paint. I used it on a scrap body and I know at this point that it gives the same glossy finish over Tamiya Yellow (TS-16). It also takes an extra day to strip in Super Clean. It looks like I will want to use polishing pads to smooth the color coat before I apply the Clearcote. I don't plan, at this point, to use Novus or other polishes on the color coat in case they would contaminate the surface for the Clearcote Glaze.
I did a Google search for "plaid folkart clearcote glaze hi-shine 11 oz" and found some good prices for the Clearcote Glaze
Enjoy!



#2 Bluemiles22

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:51 AM

Very nice build! That color is awesome!

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:08 PM

Gorgeous paint - makes me want to lick it... :huh:

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:02 PM

SHINY :) :) :) RULES! Nice build.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 03:47 PM

Mmmhhmmm. Good stuff.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:48 AM

ELEVENTH?? Dangit! I haven't even gotten one done yet! :wacko:

Looks great!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:06 AM

Awsume finish..

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:46 AM

Very nice! That clear coat is pretty nice...it really looks "wet" its so shiney

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:32 AM

Nice car, I like the fact that you were trying different paints and then
you displayed exactly what you used! Very Helpful, Thanks!

Quick question, did you spray the Krylon out of the can or did
you decant and use the air brush? If so, what did you thin it with?

Again, nice car and thanks!

Steve

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:20 AM

Nice car, I like the fact that you were trying different paints and then
you displayed exactly what you used! Very Helpful, Thanks!

Quick question, did you spray the Krylon out of the can or did
you decant and use the air brush? If so, what did you thin it with?

Again, nice car and thanks!

Steve


I decanted both the base coat and the red color coat and sprayed them through my Paashe VL airbrush and the Plaid Clearcote came from the can. :)

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:24 AM

-I've never had much luck with the krylon paints (I use them right out of the cans tho). My new best friends in the paint department are the testors one coat laquers! Awsome paint if I go with clear I use model master. Clear from their (2) part setup

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:34 AM

Forgot to compliment you on the vette! Very nice!

#13 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:34 AM

Excellent paint. You got very good results with that clear.