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    Douglas Albers
  1. 1993 #24 Lumina Paint Questions

    The 24 Monte was one of the first NASCAR models I ever did. I ended up using Fluorescent Red as well. It looked good and I will be using it again when I move into some of the Gordon's I've got to do. One thing not mentioned is that you should mask out the Dupont logo that goes on the hood and paint that area white. It will keep the white Dupont letters from having a pinkish tinge to them.
  2. Thanks! Awesome tips, making me more than motivated to get back to work on the Challenger! Thanks Doug
  3. Greetings oh exalted experts of the model car world; I've been looking around the internet and really haven't found solid answers, so I thought I would ask the experts here. I normally do armor, aircraft, and some sci-fi and ships, but lately have been bitten by the Muscle Car bug. I've got a Revell 70 Challenger ready to paint. Wanting it to look good and not being a fan of normal (Testors/Krylon) rattle can paints, I decided to go with Dupli-color to paint the body and get a more accurate color (especially after Krylon went on terribly and I had to strip it and sand away the marring it did to the body). So I've put on several thin coats and am very happy with the results; it went on thinly and didn't hide or distort any detail. It also went on flat, which I figure isn't a problem. I think I know the answers to the following questions/observations, but want to be sure: 1. Does Dupli-color go on flat and need a clear/gloss coat to bring out the shine? (with some wet sanding to smooth it out prior to application; I've started rubbing it down with a paper towel as a very fine grit sander and it is already bringing out a shine) 2. Can I use Pledge/Future to clear coat the body or am I better off hitting my local auto parts store (or maybe Wally World) and get Dupli-color clear to seal and gloss the body? 3. I plan on hand brushing details (like turn signals, the battery, and other items in the engine bay) before clear coating. So far, so good? 4. I also want to use Bare-Metal foil for the chrome trim and think this should go on last after clear coating? I really like Dupli-color so far, very easy to use. I'm also getting into airbrushing and looking forward to using it as well to see if I can get my skills to a higher level. I've started collecting car kits and am looking forward to having a small fleet of cars down the road. And in advance, thanks for taking the time to read this and answer my questions! Doug