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Adhesion issues

24 March 2014 - 05:57 AM

I am having issues with testors model master acrylic paint sticking to the primer. Had the body painted and started to mask off the side trim to Alclad it chrome and the tamiya masking tape pulled the paint right off. Stripped the car and tried again with the same results.

It seems the testors paint is the problem. Have others had this issue?

I was also thinking of reducing the tackiness of the tape as a means to keep going. Anyone have suggestions on this idea?

Removing Alclad chrome with Super Clean

18 March 2014 - 05:43 AM

Hi folks, looks like I over did the coats of Alclad chrome and now have a dull finish. I am learning and did not realize Alclad needs to be misted using very light coats. I kind of used the same rule of thumb for a regular color application and sprayed too much on the parts.

So with that, I want to strip the parts and start over. Has anyone used Super Clean to strip Alclad chrome? I thought I would ask before trying it. If it is a problem I can finish the model as is and try my Alclad skills on the next build.

Thanks for the help.

68 Corvette Roadster

07 March 2014 - 05:07 PM

Finished this kit tonight. This is a Revell kit that gave me fits for several months. The first body I ruined however Revell came through and sent me a replacement body and hood. Kudos to them as they did not charge me for the replacement.

The body was painted with Tamiya yellow from a rattle can. Clear coat is airbrushed Future floor polish and polished out with Meguires Hitech yellow wax number 26. Interior was airbrushed with craft paint from my local hobby store. Tried my hand at Bare Metal Foil and found it to be harder then I thought. All part of the learning experience.

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Removing lint from a Future clear coat

02 March 2014 - 03:47 AM

Last night I sprayed the first gloss coat of future on my 68 vette. I noticed a few lint particles ended up in the finish. In the past I tried wet sanding with 6000 micro mesh and found it pulled the future off in beads. Also found some things like scratch remover reacts and removes the future too.

Anyone have a suggestion to quickly remove the lint particle with the plans to apply additional coats of future?

Lastly in case anyone is wondering I use future and acrylics because of the kids in the house. Trying to keep things safe.