aido76

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About aido76

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  • Birthday 03/03/1976

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  • Scale I Build 1/24. 1/25

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  • Location Dublin, Ireland
  • Full Name Aiden Brennan

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  1. aido76 added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    Chrome Plating removal (revell color mix / paint remover)
    This is my first post on here, so please forgive me if it in the wrong place or I am posting something that has already being explored.

    I am currently building a Revell kit- mercedes benz sls amg and going for an orange scheme that I seen on the internet with satin black wheels. As the kit comes with plated silver wheels, I tried some of the suggestions on here to get rid of the plating. However they didnt work to well ( maybe the household cleaners are not strong enough here in Ireland)
    As I was also working with Revell colour mix and Revell's new paint remover I decided to give them a go.And experment a little, hold a breath and hope it works.
    Here are the results.
    I tried the paint remover by soaking the a wheel I chose as the victim for 2 minutes, then 5 then 10 no result.
    I then tried the same with the Revell colour mix, again same result.
    I then decided to scratch off some of the plating and plunged the wheel back into the colour mix for about 5 minutes... hay presto some or the plating was easily removed with a bit of scrubbing. I then threw caution to the wind and plunged the wheel into the Revell paint remover without rinsing off the colour mix, hoping and praying it would not shrivel up into a ball of plastic goo..
    Left there for 5-6 minutes and whay hay. The plating just rubbed off with no effort using a cotton bud (cue tip for my American cousins :-) )
    A quick scrub with an old tooth brush and hey presto almost every trace of plating was gone. A quick wash under warm water and almost perfect, another bath in Revell colour mix then Revell paint remover and all will be gone.
    The plastic dos not seem distorted or warped / damage in any way. It worked for me. Now Just to apply some primer and a top coat of some satin black and see the final result will prove if this works or not. I will let you know
    Some what quicker than the engine de-greasers and household products I have tried before. 15 / 20 minutes and the plating was gone. I have some photos but cant upload them from my phone, I will when I get a chance to on my PC.

    Disclaimer Bit... :-)
    I take no responsability what so ever in any way if anybody attemps my method to remove the chrome plating from revell model kits. No responasibility will be take if any Warping, damage or other accures in anyway to any model kit using this method. As layed out this was my experment and it worked for me. I can not guarentee it will work for everyone or on any model kit in paricular. I have only tried this p ROG model kit 07100 mercedes benz sls amg.And no other kit or manufacurers kit. :-)
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  2. aido76 added a post in a topic 40 Ford Sedan Delivery.   

    Now that is nice, good job.
  3. aido76 added a post in a topic Round 2 wants to know what you want!   

    Shame really. Would love to get my hands on Cooters tow truck.
    Like I said, I have The General Lee, Roscos car and Daisys Plymouth. Would love to see some more of the Hazzard icon cars re-produced or as new tooled models.
    Have seen on line that Enos police car was once produced, but it is now like gold dust.....
    Boss Hoggs Caddy would be great to top them all off. But like you said douthful...
    Daisy also, in modern times also had s Wrangler. Thst to would also be nice.
    Maybe a I am asking for to much :-)
    (forgive bad spelling, on the phone)
    Aido
  4. aido76 added a post in a topic Round 2 wants to know what you want!   

    I would like to see more cars from old TV programs that they have done before under the MPC brand (hope I am right in saying that).
    Some thing like the Boss Hogs caddy or reintroducing Cooters tow-truck from the Dukes of Hazzard.
    I have the General Lee, Roscos Police car and Dasiys Plymouth. And would love to have the above units to go with them.
    I can also think of a few more classic tv show cars that I would love to build.
    Thats my twopence worth :-)
  5. aido76 added a post in a topic Hello. From Dublin Ireland.   

    Thanks folks for your nice welcomes. And support.
    Aiden.
  6. aido76 added a topic in Welcome! Introduce Yourself   

    Hello. From Dublin Ireland.
    Hello. From Dublin Ireland.
    Thanks for having me. Recently got back into modeling, after god knows how many years.
    Making a few silly mistakes and everynow and then getting a bit frustrated with some kits.
    Hope you guys and gals here will help me out with some tips and tricks.
    Thanks.
    Aiden.
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