ERIK88

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About ERIK88

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  • Birthday 08/29/1988

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  • Scale I Build 1:24 / 1:25

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  • Location Milwaukee wi
  • Full Name erik rodriguez

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  1. ERIK88 added a post in a topic Another paint question related to polishing   

    Wow what a good amount of info you guys have given me! Thank you for making this hobby much more enjoyable. Body paint has always been my struggle, but it looks like it won't be anymore thanks to the masters! All of these tips will be taken seriously and applied to my projects . 
  2. ERIK88 added a post in a topic Another paint question related to polishing   

    That was a lot of good information that was shared with me, deeply appreciated !
  3. ERIK88 added a post in a topic Another paint question related to polishing   

    thanks a lot, I might not be scrubbing enough . I will try going at it again this time a little harder on the body. I'll share my results ;)
  4. ERIK88 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Another paint question related to polishing
    Hey guys, I want to thank everyone in advance who responds . So I have. A question concerning polishing and waxing. Ok so as you guys know a lot of times when clearcoat is sprayed there is orange peel . A way to get rid of orange peel is to sand the clearcoat. So I sand with diff fine grits from micro mesh. I finally do the 12000 grit wet sand scrub and then apply a polish, rub and apply a wax. This is all done with a micro fiber cloth. So I'm aware that when I sand clearcoat, it's going to get dull, and it won't completely regain the original full shine. That's fine , it's still shiny enough. However I notice these light scratches I can't get rid off. Is that because I sanded or scrubbed too hard? Maybe it's normal?  I really don't think I should be seeing light swirl or scratch marks. I also used meguiiars and it didn't work. How can I keep everything smooth without light scratches?
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  5. ERIK88 added a post in a topic 1966 Buick Riviera   

    hey that would definitely be cool! 
  6. ERIK88 added a post in a topic 1966 Buick Riviera   

    yes that is the kit I'm looking for. I didn't even kno they made 63 , 64 rivieras as models lol . They sure are beautiful . 
  7. ERIK88 added a post in a topic 1966 Buick Riviera   

    I love these rivieras, I'm still searching. For a 1965 riviera kit for a decent price 
  8. ERIK88 added a post in a topic 1966 Buick Riviera   

    this. Is a beautiful model, I have two of these myself. I love the blue and whitewall so . Did u use the kits whitewalls? It must have been a little hard to black wash those rims!
  9. ERIK88 added a post in a topic identifying the problem / paint question   

    I agree with you guys, I think I'm putting on too much primer and the spraying distance should be 10-12 inches, thanks for the tips and support 
  10. ERIK88 added a post in a topic identifying the problem / paint question   

    hello, it was actually a lacquer spray an 
  11. ERIK88 added a post in a topic identifying the problem / paint question   

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    i came d across a good reference online , and this is how the model looked in yellow paint.pimples, but not so extreme 
     

  12. ERIK88 added a post in a topic identifying the problem / paint question   

    thanks for the advice, I honestly try do do things as procedurally right as possible. I hated the fact that it seems to be a hit or miss deal most of the time. For example, I've experimented under higher or lower  temps diff acceptable humidity levels  on my Mpc svo mustang which came out right in like the third try lol. That kit had krypton primer and krylon gloss black , no other brand paints used. It still developed those tiny dots everywhere. I try to follow everything by the book, I gotta be doing somethi g wrong by speed drying. I should try not to rush so much.  Those dang little dots or pimples whatever you wanna call them get me !
  13. ERIK88 added a post in a topic identifying the problem / paint question   

    I really appreciate the help, I love this hobby but can't seem to spray car body's good . This is my second model it's happened on, I eventually got a decent spray on the first model it happened on but I can make out what causes this . It's frustrating , it seems like I follow every rule in the book. I spray about 3-5 inches away too
  14. ERIK88 added a post in a topic identifying the problem / paint question   

    I got so frustrated I didn't take a pic . Lol