70 Roadrunner 440
Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:22 AM
This was my first serious attempt at wet sanding and polishing: primed in white, wet sanded with 1500 grit, sprayed with body colour and wet sanded with 1500 then 2500 grit, then lacquered and wet sanded with 2500 grit, then polished with G3 cutting compound. It is not perfect and not as glossy as it could be, but I learned some good lessons and I am happy with it.
Thanks for looking.
Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:34 AM
Be interested in trading the RR steels if you didnt use them, I'm near Dartford.
Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:40 AM
Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:27 PM
The paint looks really good.
Nice detail also.
Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:13 PM
Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:27 AM
Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:43 AM
Lee, the body colour is actually purple: I used a Ford Europe colour called Ford Purple Velvet from a standard aerosol can. It was a colour used on some British Fords like the Granada, Capri and Escort. Luckily the 'runner didn't flinch too much when I sprayed the ford paint on
You are absolutely right, I really ought to BMF the window trim but I REALLY hate doing it! It is my least favourite job on any build. The trouble is, I am fairly OK at detail painting and I can silver paint the window trim in 15 minutes, whereas doing it with BMF takes a whole evening and lots of swearing. But.... the BMF looks 10 times better. I suppose I should up my game and stop being so lazy
Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:04 AM
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:27 AM