fiatboy

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About fiatboy

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  • Birthday 02/14/1951

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 - 1/25

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  • Location Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Full Name Jeffrey Bolthouse

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  1. fiatboy added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    need to know most efficient and economical paint stripper
    I have recently read or heard that bleach will remove paint from styrene; I do not know about resin.  I am thinking maybe "Bleche White" tire sidewall cleaner.  I do not have space at my place for a permanent 'basin' of the "purple pond".  The Castrol material seemed to be very inefficient.  Oven cleaner seems pretty efficient but is it too strong?  Thanks.  
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  2. fiatboy added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    "junk" collections on ebay, already built, 'key word'
    How do I search on ebay for "already built junk collections"?  What key word would I use to find these on ebay?  Yup, I need more junk!  Thanks
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  3. fiatboy added a post in a topic 1/25 Wheelie Bars   

    "Speed City Resin" will be coming out with some nice looking (relatively simple) wheelie bars.
  4. fiatboy added a post in a topic MOPAR wiper motor   

    I have 2 '70 Super Bee kits.
  5. fiatboy added a post in a topic AMT 70 Super Bee Pro Street Mufflers   

    I have 2 kits of the '70 Super Bee, but not the Pro Street model.
  6. fiatboy added a post in a topic Need: Skinny Front tires for my Pro-Stock - FOUND   

    You might try "Speed City Resin".  It is listed among the aftermarket 'casters' under the 'Resin' section or category in this forum.  It has a selection of little front tires and wheels.
  7. fiatboy added a topic in How To Use This Board   

    deleting or editing a post, how?
    I want to edit the title of a post I have running now.  Thanks
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  8. fiatboy added a post in a topic SOHC parts needed   

    There is an aftermarket company where you can buy the entire 427 SOHC engine, I think in resin no doubt.  If you want to go this route, let me know and I will 'look up' the name of the manufacturer.  I bought one, and it was about $12.00.
  9. fiatboy added a post in a topic "Forced Cold Air Induction" Hoses: AMT `69 Olds 442   

    In one of 'our model car magazines' some time ago, there was an article on scratch building these intake hoses.  It involved making your own spring and then wrapping it with some light-weight tape or paper.  
  10. fiatboy added a post in a topic AMT '69 Hurst Olds 442, underhood detail missing   

    I am going to check with modelhaus right now.
  11. fiatboy added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    AMT '69 Hurst Olds 442, underhood detail missing
    This kit has a very nice actual Hurst Olds 442 hood with the snorkels, but underhood, it is missing the proper "air cleaner" seal.  Anybody know what I am talking about?  I wonder if any resin pieces were ever made to correct this 'scoop seal'?  Thanks for reading my post.
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  12. fiatboy added a post in a topic embossing-powder, replacing flocking?   

    OK, you guys; thanks again.  I think this thread can now be closed.
  13. fiatboy added a post in a topic embossing-powder, replacing flocking?   

    Is there an "all-purpose"  embossing powder that can be painted any color?  Thanks for all the help.  
  14. fiatboy added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    embossing-powder, replacing flocking?
    Do I have this right, 'embossing powder'?  I saw it mentioned in a model car magazine.  Help, anyone?
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  15. fiatboy added a topic in Wanted!   

    simulated wood decals/stickers, where?
    I am planning to 'cut out' gauge panels from some 'stock' dashboards in order to add better detail.  By the way, I saw in one of 'our' magazines, a way to make gauge bezels: take some very thin 'silver' wire, and wrap it around a suitable drill bit, and you get a shiny circle!
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