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About verpine

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Michigan
  • 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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