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#21 martinfan5

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:47 AM

Thank you guys

 

Bob, yes sir its going to get clear coated,  I am looking forward to seeing the paint once it has been cleared

 

Curtis, that is the one thing I am not looking forward too,  do you have a tip for masking them?

 

Tom, I think everyone at some point in their lives owned a beetle ,  its funny, out of all the cars my parents owned when I was kid, its my dads 74/75 beetle that I remember the most



#22 VW Dave

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

Looking great so far, and I'm looking forward to more updates. That's one of my favorite kits!



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:00 AM

The seams on the engine need to be sanded, but other than that, so far so good...

 

Ummmm.....no, they don't

 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:24 PM

For painting the taillight housing, I would jam clay in the back, and then mask off the lens portion.

Oh, looks good BTW. Not many build them stock.



#25 martinfan5

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:29 PM

For painting the taillight housing, I would jam clay in the back, and then mask off the lens portion.

Oh, looks good BTW. Not many build them stock.

Thats a good tip, I am going to try that, thank you ;)



#26 Chillyb1

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:33 PM



For painting the taillight housing, I would jam clay in the back, and then mask off the lens portion.

This is exactly what I've done. I use poster putty inside the lens and then jam a toothpick into the putty to hold the lens. I cut the tip off of the toothpick first because if you use a pointed one there's a good chance the taillight will fall off (ask me how I know that!). I've tried liquid mask and tape and both have their drawbacks. They are both difficult to get them exactly where you want them, but I've found it easier to remove the tape. This will take plenty of patience, by the way. 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:34 PM

This build is Bug-a-licious ,,,,,,,,,



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:19 PM

J ,

Try using a piece of bare metal foil for your mask . I think you'll find it quite a bit easier to maneuver and easier to trim between the lens and the body of the taillight .

#29 martinfan5

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:39 PM

J ,

Try using a piece of bare metal foil for your mask . I think you'll find it quite a bit easier to maneuver and easier to trim between the lens and the body of the taillight .

That is another good tip,  thank you



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:58 PM

Did some work on the interior, flocked the floor
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and painted the seats
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:56 PM

Here is the body with one coat of clear
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:05 PM

If you're really ambitious, there should be a thin crome bezel between the taillight lens and the housing. European style lenses have and amber turn signal on the top, US will be all red.



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

Jonathan... the paint job turned out beautiful! And a perfect complement to the interior color you picked. Nice work!  B)



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:10 PM

BTW... Chilly, your Beetle is also beautifully done. I love the silver paint with the white wheels and tan interior. Perfect!



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

I like.   :)



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:30 AM

Sweet paint job it  looks wet!  ;)



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:45 PM

Paint job's not shiny enough!

 

I love that interior color. It is exactly how I remember my dad's Type III. 



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:11 AM

Looks great!

 

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:17 AM

Didja gitter dun?



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:39 AM

Thank you guys

 

Didja gitter dun?

 

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