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About Longbox55

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  • Birthday 08/07/1971

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  • Location Danville Il
  • Full Name Bill Burmeister

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  1. Longbox55 added a post in a topic A Happy Accident With Castrol Purple   

    Any of the lye based purple degreasers will dissolve aluminum. That's why you never want to use it to strip die cast, as it will dissolve the metal. The tube you used must have been some pretty thick wall tubing, or your degreaser was getting weak,  if anything was left after 5+ days, as I have seen fresh Superclean completely dissolve an aluminum soda can (it was a Tahitian Treat can) in under 30 minutes.
  2. Longbox55 added a post in a topic Anybody into rockabilly?   

  3. Longbox55 added a post in a topic Movin On Kenworth color.   

    Bear in mind, Ivy Bronze is a metallic color. It is also a Ford color. You might be able to get it in touch up paint.
  4. Longbox55 added a post in a topic Navistar to Build GM Class 4/5 Trucks In 2018   

    Not any more. Ford didn't honor their end of the deal by not paying Navistar for the engines, so Navistar cancelled the contract. The new Powerstroke engines are in house built by Ford.
  5. Longbox55 added a post in a topic 1001 uses for Bondic 11-5-2015 GMC Logo   

    I gave it try on clear parts. Installed a couple headlamp lenses in their bezels from an AMT '57 Chevy truck. Worked great! Since it doesn't set up until you hit it with the led, it was very easy to align the lenses correctly, and it set up just fine, even through the clear plastic. No hazing at all, everything is crystal clear.
  6. Longbox55 added a post in a topic Air Brush Paints   

    The Createx Auto Air line is aqueous based, however, you do not thin with water. You will need their reducer. In addition, you will also need the proper respirator. The specification for the respirator is noted on the bottle.
  7. Longbox55 added a post in a topic Take another Car Test   

    96%. MoPars got me.
  8. Longbox55 added a post in a topic Shelf Life of Clear Coat? - Spiderwebs   

    It says to use acetone on the can.
  9. Longbox55 added a post in a topic '32 Deuce ..What Scale is this?   

    1/24-ish. It's a pretty crude kit compared to the current offerings.
  10. Longbox55 added a post in a topic Anybody tried Bondic yet?   

    I know I'm bringing an old topic back up, but I picked up some Bondic over the weekend while I was in Indy for the Circle City model show.  Found it at the Hobbytown USA in Greenwood. Haven't done much with it, yet, but do see some potential areas where it would come in handy. I do plan to try it on clear parts, mainly to see if the UV light can cure it through the clear plastic. I'm hoping the plastic will not filter out the UV, and allow it to cure.
  11. Longbox55 added a post in a topic Chevy six sylinder engine   

    It's also the only kit sourced correct engine for a 55-'62 Chevrolet.
  12. Longbox55 added a post in a topic Photobucket Question.   

    I'm in the same boat. Unfortunately, my provider has made it virtually impossible to add any secondary accounts.
  13. Longbox55 added a post in a topic How to Make Decals   

    The Testors program is very basic, primarily just premade designs, some blank license plates, letter fonts, and a freeform blank page. They also have an expanded content option from the Sure Thing (which is their supplier) site that greatly expands the available premade content. The freeform blank page is really the best part of the program, great for making signage, plus you can resize images to whatever size you need. I use it with images of plates I have from other sources.
    The Testors decal paper is ok, Sure Thing is identical. I find that the best way to do them is to let the ink dry overnight to get a full cure before applying the bonder. Clear lacquer which is what their bonder essentially is) will also work for sealing them.
    The decals on this one, except for the contingency decals on the fenders, were all made using the Testors/Sure Thing program and paper.