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bill w

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About bill w

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  • Birthday 01/28/1952

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  • Scale I Build 1/8th

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  • Location chicago suburbs
  • Full Name bill wowk

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  1. bill w added a post in a topic Silicone rubber reacting badly, unsure why?   

    I have been making molds for a long time, and from what you described it seems to be a bad mix. If the container was the problem then the silicone touching the container would be
    soft and gooey, and that would only be 1/16 to 1/8 inches soft all around the container... the rest of the silicone would be cured. If the silicone around the part is soft then the part is the problem.
    I may be wrong but I never heard of using 3% catalyst for silicone unless it's a new product. I use both tin base and platinum base silicone and the mix ratio is 10 to 1 (10% catalyst)
    which leads me too believe it was a bad mix. Again I don't know what brand of silicone you are using.
    If you primer your part that will do the trick.
  2. bill w added a post in a topic Let's hear it ILLINOIS modelers   

    Thanks for the update, I haven't been there in years. Gonna try and be there.
  3. bill w added a post in a topic Model car builders are cheapskates, right?   

    I remember an out of the box  build white Mercedes in the window of the Sharper Image store, price tag was $5,000.00. Just white plastic no paint.
  4. bill w added a post in a topic 1924 Fiat Mefistofele   

    Add the rivets, it's a must.
  5. bill w added a post in a topic Model car builders are cheapskates, right?   

    535.00 for a Pocher kit.
  6. bill w added a post in a topic This could provide a more durable chrome finish than alclad...   

    Not working for me either!
  7. bill w added a post in a topic Pinholes In My Resin Parts-HELP   

    Ace is correct. I do a lot of casting and I always vacuum the resin and use a pressure pot. The resin I use has a 20 to 25 minute
    pot life. I'm not sure about the low viscosity resin not creating bubbles, I have a clear resin that's almost like water and it creates more bubbles!
    Best bet is de-gas  and use pressure for casting. Also super glue is the way for filling pin holes!
  8. bill w added a post in a topic A question for those of you who do resin casting   

    First never use black for a chrome base. The best results I have is a gray base, 10 to 40 percent gray. Chrome dose not have color, it reflects whatever is around it.
    I use a two part automotive urethane clear, wait 5 to 10 minutes and spray Alclad. The two part clear cures in twenty four hours and you can try rubbing the Alclad off
    and it will not smear.
  9. bill w added a post in a topic Modeler Survey   

    Done
  10. bill w added a post in a topic 1/12 Camaro Pro Street and Twin Turbo Touring 69   

    Excellent work Ralph, a very clean build!
  11. bill w added a post in a topic Wall Mural   

    It's been hard to find time too work on my hobbies, but I finished it.
    Hosted on Fotki
  12. bill w added a post in a topic Black Chrome ?   

    You need a black tint which would be transparent. www.alsacorp.com they have what you need, it's expensive.
  13. bill w added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    Can you tell me where you purchased the detailed RR instructions on the engine? I have a couple Pocher kits that I will be finishing when I'm
    finished with my current project. Any info would be appreciated, thanks.
  14. bill w added a post in a topic 1937 RR woody... I mean, "shooting brake"...   

    Get the appropriate diameter wire and slide one side of the hinge ( all three) onto the wire and glue them to the door. Then take out the wire and
    attach the other side of the hinges and glue to the door pillar. They should open and close smoothly!