408calirides

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About 408calirides

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  • Birthday 06/29/1980

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 1/25

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  • Location san jose
  • Full Name Ismael Villarrael

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  1. 408calirides added a post in a topic 1964 IMPALA COUPE LOWRIDER   

    here's a lil update for now. I'm working on trying to get these in resin soon! Will have bumpers with guards too!

    No interior yet cause I'm working on the coupe interior










  2. 408calirides added a post in a topic Using Pledge Floor Care Tile & Vinyl Floor Finish with Future Shine   

    so i gave it a try and put on 3 coats and it's still dull?????
  3. 408calirides added a post in a topic Using Pledge Floor Care Tile & Vinyl Floor Finish with Future Shine   


    the spare body is painted , and i'll do as your info says, thanks again.
  4. 408calirides added a post in a topic Using Pledge Floor Care Tile & Vinyl Floor Finish with Future Shine   

    Ok so the wife is at walmart and found the PLEDGE WITH THE BOOTS on it and is bringing it home tonight. Gonna give this a shot on a test body and see how well it works

    For those using brushes what and pics of the one to use works best to brush it on?
  5. 408calirides added a post in a topic RESIN 1950 CHEVY CANOPY - FRUIT TRUCK   


    the fog lights i had in my parts box, but i believe they came from either the 39 chevy panel lowrider kit or the 39 lowrider coupe kit. I've used fog lights from those kits before and work great.




    Thanks again all for the compliments
  6. 408calirides added a post in a topic Using Pledge Floor Care Tile & Vinyl Floor Finish with Future Shine   

    Thanks for the info and pics, so will it go over any paints like duplicolor, rust oleum, model master, testors and Tamyia paints?

    Also I don't use airbrush so as applying coats is it the same time period as using a fan brush ?
  7. 408calirides added a post in a topic Using Pledge Floor Care Tile & Vinyl Floor Finish with Future Shine   

    So I've read this whole topic and got some info and pros and cons. I'm staring to hate the rattle can clears as recently just been having some issues and would like to give this a try.

    I'm trying to understand those who've said that they've lost interest in it as using pledge as a clear coat, why?

    Does it not give you a quality car show gloss finish?
    How many coats can you apply & wait time before next coat?
    Can you mask over it, example say you want to dull coat a vinyl top once you clear coat the body.
    Can you BMF after?
    I use rattle cans on all my models and some times clear coating is the sketchy job cus of the nice pattern work or paint you have as a base that you don't want to ruin. If this methods works and someone can answer my questions above I'll give it a shot.

    Plus any recent clear pics would be helpfull too.
  8. 408calirides added a post in a topic 1954 Chevy Truck   

    don't recall, i got it off ebay over a year ago.
  9. 408calirides added a post in a topic 1954 Chevy Truck   

    thanks & The resin cab i got off Ebay, i still see it from time to time on there too.

    It's funny how when you see someone post a 1:1 54 CHEVY TRUCK with that 47-53 5 bar grille and they say to them selves," thats not a 54" lol, but those who know there trucks like mentioned above. there was a 54 FIRST SERIES with that 5 bar grille and yeah some stuff was changed.
  10. 408calirides added a post in a topic 1954 Chevy Truck   

    I cut off the grill from the resin 54 cab I got bout a year ago. The cab and grille was all a one piece cab. At the time I wanted to chrome the grille so I cut it off with sewing string.
  11. 408calirides added a post in a topic Revel '49 Merc   

    that thing is sweet, good work
  12. 408calirides added a post in a topic 1954 Chevy Truck   

    you are correct. just looked into it and they are very very similar other then the inner side of the bedsides, but all can be worked, thanks for the info
  13. 408calirides added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    1954 Chevy Truck
    Ok here's another project that i've had in my stash for over a year and brought it out occasianly when i got in the mood to work on it. I had bought the resin cab 54 abd removed the grille and was gonna chrome it and work on the resin cab, but after looking at it i decided why not try and use the 50 chevy cab for better plastic fitment and make my own 54. So little by little i had worked on it from an old spare 50 cab i had and started from the grille work back. So today i brought in with me to work and got back into it. Here is were i'm at on it so far.

    Reworking the front fenders, windshield, upper vent and fixing some cracks the cab had. I will also be making the correct rear bed sides as the 54 had them flat tops.










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  14. 408calirides added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    FOR SALE?
    Is the DIECAST/RESINCAST topic the right place to post up 1:64 hot wheels and other collections to sale?
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  15. 408calirides added a post in a topic 50 Chevy Pickup   

    47-53 trucks, my favorite years, wether it be hotrods, customs, lowriders, stocks or how ever there built, love them all!!!


    great work bro, thats a bad trokita