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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 scratch building header question   

    Pick up a copy of the new issue of Scale Auto. There is a how to by Ron Ramsay on making headers out of solder.
  2. DON-T2 added a post in a topic Side Mirror Attachment   

    I use the pin method for both mirrors and door handles.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. DON-T2 added a post in a topic Do all clear coats yellow?   

    Enamel yes, lacquer no
  7. 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.
  8. DON-T2 added a post in a topic 1955 Bel Air   

    What happened to this build? Looks like it was coming along great.
  9. 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.
  10. DON-T2 added a post in a topic 41 Ford woody wheels   

    Thanks Ray
  11. 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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  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.