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About wrenchbender

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  • Location Memphis, TN
  • Full Name Ferren Paulson

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  1. wrenchbender added a post in a topic Paint Question (Here we go again)   


    Thank you all very much for taking the time out to respond with your great comments.
    Your advice has been noted and I will use it as I experiment (with my fingers crossed) with the different processes
    you all have mentioned.

    Again I Thank you all!

  2. wrenchbender added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Paint Question (Here we go again)
    Hi all,

    I've been reading all the how to paint postings that I can find but I have a bit of a different scenario.

    I want to clear coat over my decals but was wondering just what the steps are in doing so.

    1. Prime the car
    2. Wet sand the primer coats
    3. Then mist coats followed by the heavy coats of the base Paint/Color.

    Now here's where I have questions?

    4. (A) Do I sand the base coat then polish then apply the decals and clear?
    ( or do I skip the sanding part and the polish and go straight to decals then Clear?

    Reason I'm asking is what happens if you find a dust spec in the base coat. I would normally
    sand it down to get rid of it then polish it out. But I don't think I want to lay down decals on a polished
    surface that I'm going to clear coat because I wouldn't think you want to put clear paint on a wax
    or polished surface. The clear wouldn't be compatable with the wax or polish is that true?

    So if there's a dull suface from sanding will the clear make that same dull surface dissappear? Help!
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  3. wrenchbender added a post in a topic dot refective tape or something to get this resault   

    On the Mega Hobby Web site

    Item LNO201 is the Line O Tape that you're looking for.

    Reflective Tape (Red/White Stripes) 1/24-1/25 scale 120" roll

    it goes for $4.04 a roll.
  4. wrenchbender added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Hi all,

    Does anyone make a Decal sheet that has assorted Truck manufacture
    Logo's, (Like Peterbuilt, Kenworth, Autocar, etc etc).
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  5. wrenchbender added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Freightliner Fld 120 #738
    Hi all,

    I'm trying to locate the Italeri Freightliner Fld 120 Kit number 738. Does anyone know who sells or might
    want to part with this kit? I don't have an e-bay account and don't really want one. Any info would be gladly acce

    • 0 replies
  6. wrenchbender added a post in a topic Website updated   

    Very Nice site Dan, I'm very interested in the glad hands and would like to know if any exhaust stack pictures are in the near future..

  7. wrenchbender added a post in a topic Metal wheels and stacks?   

    Thanks Stuart, Those are the ones that I want. I'm still checking around.

    Thanks again......

  8. wrenchbender added a post in a topic Metal wheels and stacks?   

    Thanks all for your suggestions. I wrote KFS via E-mail and still haven't received a reply.

    I might have to think of a way to make these things myself. I'll just have to see what happens.

  9. wrenchbender added a post in a topic JO-HAN Cadillac Ambulance?   

    Thanks Bill,

    I don't have an E-bay account. Not sure I want one since the IRS is in the process of trying to get information on everyone that has used E-bay in the past because they want the Taxes. It's in the courts right now.

    But I'll keep looking ans I thank you...

  10. wrenchbender added a topic in General   

    JO-HAN Cadillac Ambulance?
    Does anyone know where I can get A JO-HAN 1966 Cadillac Ambulance Model kit?

    • 6 replies
  11. wrenchbender added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Metal wheels and stacks?
    I'm getting back into building the Big Rigs but I don't like the two piece exhaust stacks the come with the kits. Does anyone know where you can get metal ones?

    Also the same applies to the plastic wheel rims. Does anyone make any metal rims? I only like to model in 1/24, 1/25 scale....

    Thanks all

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