retired & glad

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  • Birthday 12/02/1944

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  • Location Morganton, NC
  • Full Name Richard Haas

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  1. retired & glad added a post in a topic Golden High Flow paint question   

    I sprayed some Golden High Flow paint on a body that was primed with Duplicolor primer today and I'm not sure if I like the golden for painting cars. I knew it was a transparent paint but it took forever to get a opaque finish. It would be good to tint windows with or do a flames project on the front. It will take at least 2 more runs of painting before I feel good about an even coat with no fades since it is a transparent paint. I had to open the trigger stop a lot so it would spray a lot of paint and since I was spraying a lot of paint, I was a looking for some runs but none showed up. Tip dry on the needle and nozzle wasn't bad. I wiped a few times but that is normal for me. My compressor got very hot since I was using a lot of air since I was spraying around 30psi with a badger krome with the larger needle and nozzle in it.
    I'm going to play around with the paint some more and see if it is worth buying more colors to paint cars with.
  2. retired & glad added a post in a topic Cannonball Run 2016 "The Aussieball" Official Build Thread   

    Hey Jonathan, Sounds like a good present to him. I had a real life 66 chevy stepside. Loved that truck but a deer on I-40 took the whole front end out. Never did find all the parts to fix it so I sold it.
    Maybe one day we can meet somewhere in Morganton since we are very close and just chat a while.
  3. retired & glad added a post in a topic Ramchargers Duster   

    I had a drag car just like this one. It had a 340 in it and I ordered a special cam from Chrysler to go in it and it made it fly down the track. First race with it I won the final heat. Miss those times. Drag tracks are gone around here now but the major tracks are still going strong.
    Will keep up with this build. 
  4. retired & glad added a post in a topic All the rest part 2?   

    I had a VW woods buggy years ago and they are fun to drive on trails in the woods. 4 or 5 of us would meet on a Saturday at different places and try to compete on a bank or hill to see who could make it to the top without turning over or backing back down without tearing something up. Lots of fun in those days. Also had a VW drag car but that is another story.
  5. retired & glad added a post in a topic Cannonball Run 2016 "The Aussieball" Official Build Thread   

    I've never entered a contest or cannonball run before but this will be my first to compete in. I don't have anything in my mind to build but will come up with something. I have some friends in Australia from another forum I visit and maybe they can inspire me to pick something that will work for this. Plenty of time left to build and complete something.
  6. retired & glad added a post in a topic Golden High Flow paint question   

    Thanks Tony for the info. I am going through that process now and so far it is working ok. I belong to a airbrush forum and there are a lot of people using Golden for painting pictures on Yupo paper which is a plastic paper. From my using Yupo, I have to let it dry overnight to completely dry before any handling of it. 
    I'll relay the pro's and con's of what I find here also.
  7. retired & glad added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Golden High Flow paint question
    I am wondering if anyone has used the Golden High Flow acrylic paint for the models and if so, what pro's and con's  you had with this paint. I have plenty and can get it locally. Most parts will be primed with duplicolor primer. I use this paint when airbrushing pictures and it has a bold color selection. I have used the craft paint with very good success but want to change over to Golden if it will hold good to the primer. I don't handle the models very much after finishing except to dust them.
    Thanks for any info.
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  8. retired & glad added a post in a topic 1957 Buck Baker Black Widow   

    Nice car. When I was young I used to deliver his morning newspaper. When it was time to collect, he was sometimes home and then not home. When I did find him home he was very nice to talk to and paid my collection bill.
  9. retired & glad added a post in a topic Master Airbrush question!!!!!!!   

    Thanks Dale. I figured it must be cheap Chinese stuff. I think I am going to stay with the paasche brand. All my brushes are paasche and they haven't given me any problem. Just wanting something different. I will look into the talon and maybe push the button to get one. 
  10. retired & glad added a post in a topic Abandoned 1956 Chevy Delray   

    Great job. I'm sure it took you a very long time butchering that one. 
  11. retired & glad added a post in a topic Paint Mixer_Homemade -Tutorial   

    Very good tip. I'll have to try this.
  12. retired & glad added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Master Airbrush question!!!!!!!
    I have 2 paasche H and 1 paasche VL airbrushes and was wondering if anyone is using the Master gravity flow airbrush. Their prices are good but I haven't seen one in person. Just wondering how the quality and upkeep are? I use lacquer and water based paint but it will be mostly used for lacquer. I don't want to get one if it has o-rings that won't last by using lacquer dupli-color paint. 
    Any replies from someone that uses the Master one would be appreciated.
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  13. retired & glad added a post in a topic MPC. Mickey Thompson (Cheater Slicks)???   

    They look like a set of drag slicks that would be mounted on a set of rims and hauled to the drag strip in the trunk. When there, jack the rear up and put them on for racing. I had a set similar but I don't remember them having the Holley name on them.
  14. retired & glad added a post in a topic Rockford Files trailer   

    Go for it. It is looking good.
    I often wondered when I used to watch the show of how he was able to park it in a parking lot with power and water and sewer connections. I guess that was the wonders of TV.
  15. retired & glad added a post in a topic good way to mix M.M. and testors paints   

    All mine are used for enamels and so far never a problem. Good idea though and I'll change over to glass beads when I buy small bottles of paint. I am in the process of changing over from acrylic to lacquer paint anyway. I'll be decanting from rattle cans just for the airbrush. I tried decanting with drilling a hole in the top about 3 years ago and that was a disaster. Now I have set up the cans with glueing round styrene tubing into the nozzle and get just enough to airbrush the parts I am working on.
    My building cars has lengthened in time since I am trying to make each new one better than the last.  Still not show quality but better than when I started years ago.