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#1 c-man405

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:02 AM

i got my first gibson engine today the road agent 350 tpi motor and i want to know what you guys do to prepare the resin motor before assembly and paint? what should i do? thant you so much carter

#2 Craig Irwin

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:46 AM

Most resin still has the mold release coating on it, and the most often used method to remove it is an overnight soak in Wesleys Bleach-Wite, a white wall tire cleaned found in the automotive section of most marts, or your local auto parts store. A light scrubing with an old toothbrush and a good rinse and you should be ready to go. Resin will take any primer and paint but you must use epoxy or super glue because the regular model glues wont work.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:07 PM

Everyone keeps saying to soak or wash their Resing parts in Wesley's Bleche White, but I havent seen it in the auto parts stores in a while.  Where is everyone getting theirs these days?  I've been soaking in the purple pond and having no adhesion issues.  I think that I heard or read that some use TSP - Tri-Sodium Phosphate on their resin, stands to reason it is a standard painter's item that cleans almose anything.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

Family Dollar store by me had it on clearance this week.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:35 PM

Also remember that resin is much softer than styrene and will sand down much quicker in cleanup. I use emery boards and a light touch.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:52 PM

thanks everyone im going to start on it tonight

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:16 PM

Wesley's Bleche White is no longer it was bought by Black Magic but the same formula I use that on resin with no problem

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:40 PM

Clean it well...BEFORE you do anything else.

I tape a sheet  of 400 grit paper to a glass sheet  (1/2" thick, 4x6" and flat) to sand all parts flat..go slow with resin. Gibson headers need a lot of cleanup usually..not too hard. I mock up with white glue, then take down, wash glue residue off and assemble with CA. Good luck !