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DON-T2

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About DON-T2

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  • Scale I Build 1/24th - 1/25th

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  • Location Long Beach, Ca
  • Full Name Don Thrapp

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  1. DON-T2 added a post in a topic Side Mirror Attachment   

    I use the pin method for both mirrors and door handles.
  2. DON-T2 added a post in a topic $30+ kits - hows it affect you?   

    A great example is the e-mail I got from Auto World yesterday. 25% off all Lindberg kits, I checked out the 37 Ford roadster. List was $39.95
    25% off is still $30.00.
  3. DON-T2 added a post in a topic Paint issue   

    Just don't use brake fluid on a resin body as will turn to rubber.
  4. DON-T2 added a post in a topic cogged blower belts ?   

    Model Car Garage has a very nice blower drive set up with cogged belt.
  5. DON-T2 added a post in a topic Do all clear coats yellow?   

    Enamel yes, lacquer no
  6. DON-T2 added a post in a topic Testors Metalizer Question   

    I have found that on plastic the buffing metalizer aluminum plate works best shot over bare plastic for the best results after buffing. Priming first gives a differ effect. For some reason it does not work the same on bare resin parts.
  7. DON-T2 added a post in a topic 1955 Bel Air   

    What happened to this build? Looks like it was coming along great.
  8. DON-T2 added a post in a topic Tamiya Clear coat eating paint underneath?   

    Isn't the X-7 the bottled paint? I believe they are a acrylic paint that would not be compatable with TS-13 clear coat. Please correct me if i'm wrong.
    I have used TS-13 for several years and never had a problem over the Tamiya and Model Master lacquers Also have used Mr. Hobby clear with no issues.
  9. DON-T2 added a post in a topic 41 Ford woody wheels   

    Thanks Ray
  10. DON-T2 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    41 Ford woody wheels
    Does anyone have photos of the wheels that are in the 41Ford woody custom that was recently released?
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  11. DON-T2 added a post in a topic Let's take the "DRAGSTER TEST"   

    I got 10 out of 11, guess the old memory is still functioning
  12. DON-T2 added a post in a topic Acrylic Lacquers - why the differences in required thinners?   

    Try Mr.Color thinner it works well with all the acrylic lacquers I have used.
  13. DON-T2 added a post in a topic Splitting Tires   

    Sorry for the error, I have been using the Gorilla super glue not Gorilla glue and like Steve have not had the problem with other tires.
  14. DON-T2 added a post in a topic Splitting Tires   

    I am not using the 2 half style slicks, they just don't look right even cleaned up. The Polar Lights slicks have a back side insert that is side wall only.

    I am seeing the split from the rim straight out to the tread area.

    I was just taking one of them apart to check where the adhesive points were and it was where it started, has to be adhesive related. I also found that the rim was a tight fit in the tire which is probably contributing to the problem.

    I'm tempted to try micro crystal clear or check out a vinyl adhesive, also using an exato blade to give just a little more clearance ( hopefully a slip in fit.
  15. DON-T2 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Splitting Tires
    I have a problem with tires forming a split in the side wall. This is happening mainly with Polar Lights slicks which are a 2 part tire.
    I have been using just a couple dabs of Gorilla glue to bond the tires together and the same for wheel mounting.

    Is it the adhesive reacting over time? What are you guys usins as an adhesive fir tire and wheel mounting?

    Thanks

    Don
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