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gman

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About gman

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  • Birthday 07/04/1967

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  • Location Vancouver BC
  • Full Name Greg Peters

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  1. gman added a post in a topic Testors Spray Can seeping, anyone else have this happen?   

    I have had 4-5 cans of Testors paint do this over the years- the first being in the late 70's, a can of candy apple red leaking thick orange gel from the bottom of the can. Oddly enough, the can sprayed fine (I used to decant a bit and brush paint on tail lights and such) and I kept it around until almost empty. The last few leakers were disposed of, and all were enamel paints.
  2. gman added a post in a topic '51 Chev Fleetline Deluxe Restoration   

    Haven't fished up there- saving that for retirement. I knew a few people from there growing up, have family there now (wife's side). 
    I suspect you've popped in to Creative Zone in Terrace. I was pleasantly surprised my first visit in.
  3. gman added a post in a topic '51 Chev Fleetline Deluxe Restoration   

    Just noticed your location. Been to Kitimat many times- beautiful place.
  4. gman added a post in a topic K&R Kustoms+Rods 33/36 Coupe -update Halloween   

    How about a MCG photo etched '36 grille bent to match the radius of your custom grille shell rather than shaped to fit a standard '36 shell? MCG's LaSalle grille would look good formed to fit as well.
  5. gman added a post in a topic 1970 Charger 500 - 11/15/17 update - finished   

    No horizontal compression of the image when uploaded that way.
  6. gman added a post in a topic Aoshima MGB rubber bumper   

     
    ^^ this is true, for North American spec MGBs '75 and newer. They jacked them up to meet North American bumper height requirements. 
    I had an '80 MGB for almost a decade. While I would have liked an earlier chrome bumper car, it worked out- the electronics on the last few model years were less problematic. From the looks of the Aoshima kit, that isn't a North American spec MGB (only two windshield wipers, lower ride height, RHD).
  7. gman added a post in a topic Next Meng Kit Announced - How About a Jeep?   

    I have a JKU as well, but will be able to summon enough enthusiasm for the JK that I'll probably buy one. Glad they chose a 10A version to kit.
  8. gman added a post in a topic 32 Five Window - Traditional Style   

    Beautiful- nice period piece, extremely well-executed. 
  9. gman added a post in a topic REVELL 66 BERB   

    That is perfect- the only thing missing is a rear 3/4 shot
  10. gman added a post in a topic '51 Chev Fleetline Deluxe Restoration   

    https://www.scalemotorsport.com/wizard-of-o-s-no-3.html
    ^^ something like this might work if the sheet has a ring of the correct size
  11. gman added a post in a topic '48 Ford mild custom-- body painted and foiled, 9/7   

    Thanks, looks really good. You might say it's a perfect match for your '48
  12. gman added a post in a topic '48 Ford mild custom-- body painted and foiled, 9/7   

    That does look good- what paint/color did you use?
  13. gman added a post in a topic 37 Ford street rod   

    Beautiful- nice job.
  14. gman added a post in a topic 1948 Aerosedan - Metalic Paint Issues   

    Not necessarily- some enamels intended for 1:1 automotive use could still contain thinners hotter than a hobby lacquer can withstand. Does Scale Finishes recommend a specific primer for use with their paints?
    Failing direction from the paint supplier, a good automotive lacquer-based primer (Duplicolor, Plastikote) would likely hold up well. Spray some test panels on a junk body with mist coats and a wet coat to see if that sorts things out.
  15. gman added a post in a topic 1948 Aerosedan - Metalic Paint Issues   

    Lacquer paints work in a specific way- they mechanically bond to the previous coat (be it the primer, or another color coat) by melting the previous coat. It looks like your wet coat was a little too hot, and that melted the primer and the plastic underneath as you waited for the solvent to gas off, allowing the grain of the bare plastic as-molded to show through into your colour coat. 
    You could strip it and start from scratch, you could sand it and re-apply primer, or you could sand the color coat and mist on a few more light coats on top and let them cure, and then hit it with a few more mist coats plus a wet coat that hopefully won't bit into the previous coats and bring the grain of the plastic through to the surface again. Was your primer compatible with the top coat you used?