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restoman

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About restoman

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    1/24

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  • Location
    Sarnia Ontario
  • Full Name
    Mike Miller

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  1. VW Bug 1303S and the Gooseneck trailer

    That's awesome!
  2. 1970 Rare Green Charger

    Very nice work!
  3. 1969 Datsun 510/Nissan Bluebird

    Very nice job. I like it!
  4. VW Bug 1303S and the Gooseneck trailer

    One of those would be an awesome accessory for our '74 Super Beetle! I'm thinking the VW clutch would hold up ok, and it's probably alright on the highway (till the crosswinds come up!) but stopping with stock Beetle brakes might be a handful... I just might put this on my scratch-building list, it's so cool.
  5. Adding stripes to NASCAR wheels

    I've used some shiny card stock and brushed on colour, then simply placed the wheel face down to transfer the paint from the card to the wheel. A little bit of practice and you get nice even paint edges, though it's only on the outside edge of the rim.
  6. Citroen DS19 car transporter

    Very cool!
  7. '65 Pontiac 2 + 0

    Molotow chrome through the airbrush... The original chrome was whipped, so off came what was left of it. I opened up the headlights and the bumper slots, took care of the mold lines on the sides of the bumper and took some material off where the bumper meets the tire, for a more-gooder fit. Comments always welcome.
  8. How accurate are factory color chip sheets?

    For the most part, the colour chips are accurate. ...But, there are sometimes more than a few variances in the actual paint colour itself. Some modern colours can have upwards of a dozen variances of a single colour standard. The colour standard is what the chips are supposed to match...
  9. Zip-Ties

    Great tip. Thanks muchly!
  10. 49 Ford

    Very nice! One of my favourite kits, and you did a bang-up job with it.
  11. '65 Pontiac 2 + 0

    I used a black bandage wrap. It looks like a rubber mat, pretty pleased with it, and we had some here in the cupboard.
  12. Much like everything in the automotive paint world: sometimes you get good results, sometimes you don't. I've used high build primers, etching primers, primer sealers, sandable primers, etc., from many different manufacturers such as Tamiya, Dupli-color, Rustoleum, etc. Most times, I've never had a problem, probably more to do with my slow and careful approach learned over 30 years as a professional painter. Sometimes, even with a methodical approach, it all goes to cr*p. The biggest trick to learn when using automotive anything on styrene, is to take things slow. Full wet coats are a no-no. Not waiting for proper flash times is a no-no. Thick coats are a sure-fire way to botch a job. As stated above, newer styrene is pretty soft, but older stuff can react to solvents too. I wish I had a knickel for every time I did something that someone told me couldn't be done. And I wish I had a knickel for every time I told someone how to do something and they went ahead and did it differently and with success. That's how it goes... What works for some, may not work for others.
  13. '65 Pontiac 2 + 0

    On the home stretch... Getting that windshield to fit tight while also allowing the interior tub to fit was quite a file-worthy experience.
  14. offical retired

    Retired on disability for three years now... the hours are great but the money sucks! I still don't have enough time to spend more than 5 or 6 hours per week at the bench. And that's on a good week! Enjoy! It's a lifestyle change, that's for sure!
  15. Tire Letter Decals

    I've found the same thing. I brush on a bit of Future before applying decals.