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Does Castrol Super Clean have a Shelf Life Once Opened?

30 June 2014 - 02:39 PM

Just tried stripping a model with my tub full of trusty castrol Super Clean ( Purple Power ) and after a three day bath, I was surprised to find that it barely touched the paint. I've had this jug for about two years and have been using it regularly the last few weeks for stripping some old built ups. I keep it in a plastic sealed ( but not air tight ) container and it's been working great right up until this model. Or could the issue be the type of paint used?? I scrubbed the body clean under hot water with a stiff bristle brush like I always do, but most of the paint is still on the model. I'll get in touch with the man who I got the truck from and see if it was him who painted it and what kind of paint he used.


One final question, if I can;t get the paint off the body, can I prime over the remaining blue paint with no ill effects if I let the model sit for a week or so to let any solvents from the cleaner that may be in the paint gas off? The paint build up wasn't heavy and it was two toned and I am going to two tone it again, but with dfferent colors. Has anyone had this happen to them? The cleaner has removed pretty the paint from everything that I have immersed in it.

Is Blue Oval Resins still in existance?

13 June 2014 - 11:10 AM

I iwas wondering of Blue Oval Resins was still a viable resin caster and if so, does anyone here have experience with his service and products? Enquiring minds need to know....... :)

Removing putty from old built ups?

18 May 2014 - 04:52 AM

I am working on a 58 Ford hardtop that had liberal amounts of putty applied to the roof. I have been soaking the car in Puprple Power for the last several weeks and it is taking forever to get it clean. Does anone have any experience with doing this through a different method or does the car just have to soak for a few months? :wacko:  The body is rough but I look upon it as a challenge and want to save it but I may end up buying a resin body if this doesn't work out. Time wise, it makes a lot more sense to do that, but I really do want to learn and I am up for the task at hand if I can getthe putty off the roof. This is a model that will be a gift, so it has to look good. Any suggestions will be appreciated. :D

Replacing Missing or Broken Convertible Windshield Frames &/or Headers

16 May 2014 - 04:08 PM

Just wondering if anyone has any advice on the best process to replace a complete windshield frame that is missing from an old model? Has anyone ever done a tutorial anywhere on line that you know of? Also, what is the best repair technique for a broken convertible windshield top frame or header? I have a 66 Dodge Polara that needs a complete windshield frame and a Modelhaus resin replacement and a 59 Impala convertible annual that has a windshield frame that is broken right in the center over the windshield. Any suggestions will be welcomed and appreciated.

1969 Camaro w/out Hideaway Headlights?

30 April 2014 - 08:17 PM

Just wondering if there has been a 69 Camaro kit out the doesn't have the usual hideaway headlights? Or is there a resin body available from any casters that is a more basemodel than the usual? It seems that every model that I see of a '69 has the hidden headlights and I'd like to build one without them.