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  1. Mike: When I use Steel wool, if before I paint or between color coats, because steel wool will leave specks of it self on the raw plastic or the painted coats and I don't want them in my paint. Usually I just go to the kitchen sink and use the sprayer an give it a good spray down and set it aside to dry. Before doing anything to my model body, I steel wool it very good than take it to the kitchen sink and give it a good washing in warm water with soap to remove any mold release that might be left on the plastic. Set it a side to dry. When it's dry I rub it with a soft cloth an than go to do what I want with it. This is just the way I do it, seems like a lot of work, but if the paint (I ain't the best painter) comes out good I am happy. This is what works for me. Jeff
  2. Mike don't give up, just remember this is a hobby not a job. Just slow down and take your time and it will all come to you. Hell I have been at this for over 60 years and I still make mistakes like that. Paint is my biggest problem, Heck sometimes I have to strip the paint and start over. Foiling takes time to learn with a few disappointments. I don,t use much photo etch but when I do I have to stop and think about it. Glue on paint, hell anybody that makes models has probley had that happen. As somebody on here once said ( Quote : every model is practice for the next one : Unquot Just remember you are not alone,we all make mistakes on every model we make. Jeff
  3. 2X clear is acrylic as are the 2X paints..
  4. I use Createx and Auto Air Paints all the time for several reasons, one being the many different colors they have. Another being that I can spray them in the basement without stinking up the whole house. When they need thinning I use water and or windshield washer fluid and have never had any problem with them. I spray between 25 and 30 PSI with a #5 needle in a single action Paasche H Air brush. Which works just fine for me. Sometimes I use a brush where I have to or need to. As far as sanding I never do it, I use a #0000 steel wool which leaves a nice smooth finish for the next coat. It is a little messier and you have to wash and dry the car after steel wooling it. but by not sanding I leave no possible scratches in the paint and no possibity of sanding off the emblems. Since there is no time limit on applying the next coat I have time to do this. If in a hurry you can dry the car and then dry the paint with a hair dryer, wife gets PO but that's normal. For finishing I use either Createx Clear or Rust-Oleum 2X Clear and find that these 2 work pretty darn good for me. Jeff
  5. No it's not an electrical system. It runs purely on the city water. It's hooked to the water where it comes into the house, than they run a plastic pipe over to the sump pump hook it into to sump pump just like it was a sump pump and run it back out to the outside. I really can't explain it the right way, cause I ain't no plumber. But it works, and that's all I really care about.
  6. We had to have our sump pump brought up to code because the EPA told the city that all houses needed a sump pump instead of the water going into the sanitary sewer. Well ours only needed a couple of ground hoses re-directed and a couple of out of date drains cemented shut. While they were doing that I asked if there was any kind of back up system if the electric went out. They said that they had one that ran of regular old city water and explained how it worked. The wife and I decided to have it put in. It wasn't cheap (1000.00) installed, but since than it has paid for itself 100 times over. Twice during a heavy rainstorm with the power out for several hours it worked great keeping our finished basement dry. Found out that it was a great investment.
  7. got to go with Nicks way---works really good for me---except I shake the can before I put it in the warm water and again when I take it out of the water.
  8. comes want adds I' look in the want adds and see if there is some place to play. Baseball season is almost up on us anyway.
  9. You are probley right about profit driven, but about 7 years ago I like you went to the dentist and I too had about 9 teeth. That dentist told me the same thing about the cost of correcting my teeth. I could not afford the figure he was quoting me to fix my mouth. And he wanted the money up front, My boss at the time suggested that I try Aspen I made an appointment and went to them. They gave me an X-Ray, showed me that the teeth that the Dentist wanted big money to save were rotting below the gum line. They said better to take them all out and go with dentures. They quoted me a price that was just a little over half of what the dentist wanted. With the savings I bought a second set of dentures and still was under the cost of the dentist. Aspen also has a very reasonably priced pay plan. The only thing that really bothered me was that they took out all the old teeth at once. Then they gave me a prescription for pain, it helped but it took a few days for the pain to go away. You also said something about going to an oral surgeon, that is going to be your major expense. a couple of years ago the wife had to go to one to have a tooth pulled. The cost was 650.00 for the one tooth. Darn glad it was only one, any more would have put me in the poor house. Why not go to Aspen see what they say, get a quote. You don't have to use them if you don't like what they say.You got nothing to lose but a little time, And the advertize a free X-Ray and so on your first visit. Could save you a little money.
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