verpine

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  • Full Name Shuvro Guha

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  1. verpine added a post in a topic [Urgent] Clear coat, decals, and polishing   

    Ok thanks for the advice. Right now the paint has the "orange peel" texture, so should I sand it smooth, then clear coat, and after that sand/polish OR go straight to clearcoat and sand/polish after?

    Sorry for all these questions, this is my first car and i want to do it right.

  2. verpine added a post in a topic [Urgent] Clear coat, decals, and polishing   

    Thanks for the quick replies guys. So to clear a couple things up:

    If I sand and polish without clear coating, should I expect a glossy finish when done sanding+polishing?

    How long do I wait after applying decals to apply clear? On other websites I've read it takes 2-3 days for the decals to dry.

    Edit: I have another question, should I attach the clear headlight pieces before the final clear coat or after?
    Taillights, same question
  3. verpine added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    [Urgent] Clear coat, decals, and polishing
    I just applied several coats of testors model master paint to the body of the car I am making. Now, it says the paint is a two part system and can be clear coated in two hours. I have some decals I want to apply, and plan on polishing and waxing the body. So, what order and time frame do I do everything in?

    Clear coat, polish, wax, then decals?

    Or decals, clear coat, polish, then wax?

    Or clear coat, decals, wait a week, more clear, then polish, then wax?

    I am so confused. And do I have to apply the clear in 2 hours?
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  4. verpine added a post in a topic How can I achieve this effect?   


    Alright, I'll try out both ways and post pictures when I'm done
  5. verpine added a post in a topic How can I achieve this effect?   

    I don't have foil, unfortunately, unless you mean the aluminum foil used for cooking.

    I had another idea: would painting the clear red over a yellow or pink basecoat give me the effect of a brighter tail light than if I painted over silver?
  6. verpine added a post in a topic How can I achieve this effect?   

    Thanks for the ideas everyone. What I'm thinking from your suggestions is to paint the taillight housing black, the 'Q' light silver, and the inside of the 'Q' darker silver, then go over both silvers with clear red, and leave the glass clear.

    What I'm wondering is will putting the clear red over the silver look like a light, or will it look like a metallic red?
  7. verpine added a post in a topic How can I achieve this effect?   

    Ok well here are some pictures:

    kit taillights

    covers

    They don't have to be q-shaped, i just want the red circle on black background effect, if you get what i mean.
  8. verpine added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    How can I achieve this effect?
    Hi all,
    I am building a revell Audi r8 and I want the taillights to look like this:

    http://www.themotorreport.com.au/content/image/2/0/2011_audi_r8_gt_press_photos_03-4bdcb4726fb0e.jpg

    http://www.luxuryautodirect.com/tag/audi-r8-gt-spyder/

    Basically a black background with the red q-shaped lights.

    I have tamiya clear red. Any ideas?
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