Vetteman15

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  • Location Lovettsville, va
  • Full Name Scott Dockum

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  1. Vetteman15 added a post in a topic Car wax on Future   

    I have used Meguires Hi-Tech yellow wax 26 paste (in a can) with good results. Have also used Meguires NXT Tech Wax 2.0 with good results. Meguires scratch X2.0 is iffy and can pull the future off if not fully cured. I have to try Zymol at some point, having a coconut smell would be awesome in my man cave.
  2. Vetteman15 added a post in a topic Adhesion issues   

    Just to follow up, I did sand the primer worth 1500 grit before adding the testors acrylic the second time.
  3. Vetteman15 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Adhesion issues
    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?
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  4. Vetteman15 added a post in a topic Removing Alclad chrome with Super Clean   

    So the Windex trick worked and now I can try again. Thanks everyone for helping me out.
  5. Vetteman15 added a post in a topic Removing Alclad chrome with Super Clean   

    Interesting, I thought it was a lacquer paint? But if it is not I can see how Windex would work just like removing the factory chrome. Thanks for the suggestion.
  6. Vetteman15 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Removing Alclad chrome with Super Clean
    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.
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  7. Vetteman15 added a post in a topic 1969 Dodge Super Bee   

    Nice job! Love the red!
  8. Vetteman15 added a post in a topic 68 Corvette Roadster   

    Thanks everyone. I know the pictures need to be corrected. First time posting pictures.

    The problems I had was painting the body using a rattle can. I am good with an airbrush and wanted to try another method. First body ended up with tons of runs and I melted the plastic by using the wrong lacquer thinner. I mostly use arcylics so lacqure was a new medium for me. Second try worked better and I was happy with the paint. Next problem was fitting the windshield to the body. It is not molded correctly to the windshield frame and the white glue could not hold it in place. Had to move to a more aggressive CA glue to get it to stay. Then attaching the chassis to the body was very difficult and required removal of the inner fender well and a reposition to allow the radiator to clear when joining the chassis to the body. There were no marks or pins that showed the correct alignment of the inner fender wells which also hold the hood in place. The chrome parts were also not in great shape as many parts were blemished and wrinkled in spots.

    By the time I got,to this point, I was kind of done with the kit and finished as best I could. If this car was sitting in my driveway it would not be street legal because it is missing the exhaust, but would be really loud. LOL.
  9. Vetteman15 added a topic in Under Glass   

    68 Corvette Roadster
    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.

    Enjoy the pictures.
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  10. Vetteman15 added a post in a topic Removing lint from a Future clear coat   

    Hi Dale, thanks for the tip. I will give it a try.
  11. Vetteman15 added a post in a topic Removing lint from a Future clear coat   

    Bill the dry sanding tip worked. I will have to recoat as the future was not as thick as I thought. That's ok since I planned on another coat anyway. Now to find a dry box to keep the dust Bunnies away. ;-)
  12. Vetteman15 added a post in a topic Removing lint from a Future clear coat   

    Hi Bill. Thanks for the suggestion. I will give it a try. I had wet sanded before which probably is what caused the problem. I am working to find a place to store it to dry.
  13. Vetteman15 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Removing lint from a Future clear coat
    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.
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  14. Vetteman15 added a post in a topic Acrylic paints and floor polish. Tips to save money and get great results   

    Chris, went to hobby lobby and picked up several bottles of Anita's acrylic craft paint. Thinned it as you suggested and started airbrushing. All I can say is WOW. Paint goes on smooth and easy. Thanks for sharing. Really appreciate it.
  15. Vetteman15 added a post in a topic Acrylic paints and floor polish. Tips to save money and get great results   

    Thanks Chris! I am going to try this for sure. Sounds very simple and knowing the methods are the same for the Tamiya paints makes it easier to jump in.