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1hobby1

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About 1hobby1

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  • Birthday 01/01/1992

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  • Location USA
  • Full Name Steve Avalade

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  1. 1hobby1 added a post in a topic Respirator needed ?   

    Yea I ended up going with a dual cartridge 3M respirator I found on amazon for about $20/$25. Better safe than sorry! 
     
    Thanks guys!
  2. 1hobby1 added a post in a topic Respirator needed ?   

    Great thank you! 
  3. 1hobby1 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Respirator needed ?
    Hello Everyone - 
    I typically use the small testor bottles thinned with lacquer thinner or after my recent experience with gravity colors I will definitely like to use them again. My question here is , is a dust mask sufficient enough for my health when paining with these? If not which respirators do you recommend I purchase? I saw some  on amazon from 3M for about $25 which I do not mind spending if it is what is needed. 
    I purchased a $5 3M one from Walmart however Im not sure that will suffice. Thank you!
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  4. 1hobby1 added a post in a topic AMT 1966 Ford Fairlane 427   

    love it!
  5. 1hobby1 added a post in a topic Willys 41 Coupe Streetrod   

    Beautiful! 
  6. 1hobby1 added a post in a topic Polishing paint without clear?   

    So last week I went ahead and started wet sanding and polishing and I think it made a difference. On this picture I did not polish the trunk, but I did polish the space between the trunk line and where the back of the seats would be placed just to see the difference with the orange peel and small dust particles. I since then have washed the body and started to apply the stripe decals. Once I finish with the decals I move on to clear. I am thinking Testors Clear since I know it is decal friendly.... however I also have Rustoleum Clear that I might use, not sure how friendly it will be with the decals.
     
    Thank you all for advise and help!  

  7. 1hobby1 added a post in a topic Polishing paint without clear?   

    Thank you for all the advice. I am definitely still going to try and polish it off. Just want sure if it has been done before without ruining the paint. More than likely I am going to mess up and that will lead to me stripping and removing the mold lines and repainting haha but at least this will be good practice for if it happens again.
    I greatly appreciate all the positivity on the post and the help. I will upload after photos of the process. Thank you once again!
  8. 1hobby1 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Polishing paint without clear?
    Hello All,
    So this is a question that I am sure has been asked before but I am looking for some advice on this. To start I use the Don Yost method, I use the small Testors enamel bottles mixed 50/50 with lacquer thinner and spray anywhere from 30-40psi through a Paasche model H and Harbor Freight compressor until the body is covered. I do have some spots that seem to have some orange peel and even some dust. Other spots look good, for me at least haha. I plan on clear coating the car with Rustoleum automotive enamel clear. My question is, is it ok to sand out the imperfections starting with 4,000 or 6,000 grit working up until 12,000? Or should I clear the vehicle as is and polish it after? Has anyone ever had this happen and resolve it?
    Thank you!






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  9. 1hobby1 added a post in a topic Camaro SS-X   

    nice build!
  10. 1hobby1 added a post in a topic Tamiya Subaru WRX STI   

    That's correct!
  11. 1hobby1 added a post in a topic Tamiya Subaru WRX STI   

    Thank you! Hope all works out for you with the kits!
  12. 1hobby1 added a post in a topic Tamiya Subaru WRX STI   

    Thank you. I did not primer underneath on this one. The body was in great shape. Lightly sanded a few spots and I started spraying. I do a 50/50 enamel/lacquer thinner mix and start spraying until it looks fully covered. Saw this method on YouTube and have had pretty good results with it. The exhaust pipe is aluminum. 
  13. 1hobby1 added a post in a topic Hobby Paint Shaker For Under $10, How To Make Your Own   

    Really awesome idea. I have a lot of paint I can save now!
  14. 1hobby1 added a post in a topic Hobby Paint Shaker For Under $10, How To Make Your Own   

    Really awesome idea. I have a lot of paint I can save now!
  15. 1hobby1 added a post in a topic Ferrari FXX - Tamiya 1/24   

    Very cool