StevenGuthmiller

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  • Birthday 11/27/1962

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  • Location Rochester MN
  • Full Name Steven Wade Guthmiller

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  1. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Foil under paint technique   

    I've tried this technique several different ways & have pretty much settled on one way of doing it that works best for me.
    I wait to apply the foil until I'm down to one or two more "color" coats left to apply.
    I apply the foil over only small emblems & scripts, cutting as close as possible & then shoot my remaining color coats over the entire body.
    After allowing sufficient drying time to safely handle, I carefully remove the paint from the script or emblem with a tooth pick soaked in a little lacquer thinner.
    Then I clear coat over the entire body.
    I've had very good luck with this technique & use it all of the time.
     
    Steve
     

  2. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic wanted for 69 bonneville   

    Chances are very good that the firewall & glass from the new AMT 1970 Bonneville convertible kit will work in your '69.
    Good luck with the hood!
     
    Steve
  3. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Model car builders are cheapskates, right?   

    My worst lapse in judgement was a few years ago when I paid nearly $300.00 for a mint in box Johan '61 Plymouth Fury.
     
    Steve
  4. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic BARE METAL FOIL   

    Don't care for the "Ultra Bright" at all myself.
    It's thicker so it's much more difficult to get it to conform well to compound curves, & that thickness also makes it more difficult to cut.
    The nice thing about the original, or "New Improved" foil, was that simply the weight of the blade was adequate pressure to cut through.
    The more pressure required to cut through the foil, the more apt you are to cut through the paint, which could cause other issues.
    I have also had adhesion problems with the Ultra Bright.
     
    Steve 
  5. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic need to know most efficient and economical paint stripper   

    Super Clean is much more "efficient" than either oven cleaner or Bleche White in my opinion.
    You don't need a permanent basin.
    You can pour it into one for stripping, & then pour it back into the original container when you've finished.
    Won't take any more space than either of the other two.
    It works better & faster than Bleche White, you can use it over & over again, there are no noxious fumes as with oven cleaner & no difficult disposal as with brake fluid.
    It has a pleasant smell, & is completely biodegradable.
    When it's life is over, you can just dump it.
    Just remember to use gloves.
    It's nothing more than a degreaser which means it will "degrease" your hands by taking off a layer or 2 of flesh!
    But I would do the same for the others as well.
     
    Steve
  6. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Swamp Cooler   

    Here's something a little more aesthetically pleasing than the one that Aaron posted.
    And probably a very simple scratch build to boot.
     
     

    If you could find a kit of the A-10 Warthog in the right scale.......problem solved!

     
    Or you could get really fancy!
     

     
    Steve
     
     
  7. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 1962 Chrysler 300 Convertible, Update, 7/11, Clear Coated.   

    Sounds like you have your work cut out for you!
    There's a gentleman on ebay right now selling a bunch of parts for this kit.
    The body is in great shape & the "buy it now" price is $35.00.
    Not "too" bad if someone really needs a good body.
     
    Steve
  8. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Why enamel paint turns to gel after a month or so?   

    I've had it happen to me too.
    I've concluded that Testors bottle enamel does not play well with plain old paint thinner. (mineral spirits)
    I use it all of the time for cleaning brushes, etc, but if you use it for thinning the paint, it seems to really speed up the "gelling" process.
    As Scott said, it only seems to happen with certain colors.
     
    Steve
  9. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 1962 Chrysler 300 Convertible, Update, 7/11, Clear Coated.   

    I really don't know a lot about the quality of the Revell kit.
    I've never had one.
    But I can tell you that it's much more rare that the Johan!
     
    Steve
  10. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Tinfoil Masking   

    Great tip!
    Don't know why I never thought of that!
     
    Steve
  11. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 1962 Chrysler 300 Convertible, Update, 7/11, Clear Coated.   

    Why?
    Have you got one that you want to get rid of?
    Oh, well, I guess I could take it off of your hands.
     
    Steve
  12. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Well, you sure can't beat that price!
    Looks like you will be searching for a lot of hoods.
    I'm sure that you will be "not" happy to hear that the hood for the LeMans came from Modelhaus!
     
    Steve
     
  13. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Pretty nice haul for $30.00!
    I'm getting a feeling of dejavu looking at that '64 LeMans!
     
    Steve
     

  14. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 1962 Chrysler 300 Convertible, Update, 7/11, Clear Coated.   

    After a couple of coats of Duplicolor rattle can clear, a good sanding, & then a coat of Duplicolor "Paint Shop" clear.
     
    Steve
     

  15. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic WANTED OE parts for some old annual builders I have   

    PM sent.
     
    Steve