C5 Z06 corvette...First build in a long time!
Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:15 AM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:25 PM
I'll attach some pics of my dads hood and the window tint as refrence! Any tips and tricks are welcome. Thanks again!
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:31 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:25 PM
I'm already looking foreward to doing something more my style...Something I can sink my teeth into with some wires and plumbing! But I need to stay focused. I'm really nervous about the body. I've never really put the kind of work into a paint job that you guys do, but I want it to be really nice!
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Edited by BluePopsicle, 08 November 2012 - 09:07 PM.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:57 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:12 PM
I found a metal body Matisto Z06 kit that I purchased for my son and dad to build together for Christmas. I scuffed it, and shot it in high build expox primer, then sprayed the inside and bottom of the body in a blue Testors color I found at the local hobby shop. It looks like the color might be a little too dark, but better than I expected. I'm pretty sure if I used a light grey primer instead of the dark red primer it would be pretty close! I'll get you some pics soon.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:29 PM
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A shot of the interior before dissassembly...dusty already
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:47 AM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:39 PM
I put the embossing powder on the interior the same way I used to apply flocking. I never really liked the way the spray adhesive was un-even, so I always just sprayed or brushed a base coat. In this case gloss black. I should have used semi-gloss or flat black. I think it came out pretty good. Who eve realized the embossing powder would work is a genius!
I did some other small jobs including re-gluing some of the engine/chassis components that were coming apart from the repeated removal of the wheels. I have narrowed the wheels again, and slightly lowered the ride height...I hope its enough! The front wheels are drying as we speak! I also did a little work to attempt to salvage the exhaust tips. If this doesn't work I'll probably be making them from scratch!
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On an unrelated note I also picked up some more paints, tools, and accessories from the hobby shop, and craft store last week so I needed to make a new "kit box". I have two kids under five and my garage is unheated so I don't have the luxury of leaving my stuff set up. I have to pack and un-pack it every time I want to work, so I try to keep everything portable! Check out my new kit box, its an old tool box my grandpa had from his days on the railroad. Its way too heavy but it will have to work for now!
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:41 PM
I'm pretty bummed out about the whole thing!
The only thing I can think of is to heat up the whole body and see if I can get it straight!
I was thinking of attempting to contact Monagram and seeing if they would replace the body? Have any of you guys attempted this? If not does anyone have a body available? I really need to get this body in paint ASAP I've got to have it done by x-mas!
Help I need ideas!
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However on the plus side my wife scored a kit at the Good Will for 2 bucks! However she made the mistake of telling my son it was for him! I think were gonna build it and when he gets tired of it I'm going to tear it appart and build a pro streeter out of it!
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:02 PM
Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:07 AM
Bryan plasti dip is a product designed to be used to coat tool handles, its a liquid product that you can dip something in and let it hang dry and it turns into a rubber/plastic coating. Over the last few years I have noticed its available in spray can form. I ran accros some youtube videos and realized its huge among the import and tuner crowd, because its available in multiple colors, and you can spray it directly on paint, chrome, steel, plastic, etc. and if you don't like it or want to change a year later you can just peel it back off with no damage to the surface below. These guys are using it to black out their wheels, and spray stripes and graphics cars. I used it on my 1:1 hot rod on a few items and I've been pleased with the results. Its available at most hardware and auto parts stores. I'd think it would make a good masking as well. I'm going to try to use it to black out the edges of my windows in the Z06. Check out the link below.
Duntov, if i used this on radiator hose or on motorcycle grips and foot pegs would it make it look like rubber?