Use different brands, types (acrylic v enamel) and shades (aircraft interior black, flat black, grimy black, etc- there are so many to choose) and finishes (gloss, semi-gloss, matte or flat) for the surfaces that you will paint. If you want to simulate carpeting, embossing powder works better than flock. Of course, that's just my opinion.
You have some radical thoughts there, Mike. I like that. I like to think that those of us who do appreciate cars do so as not just mechanical devices used (primarily) for transportation, but also as works of art. "Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder". Then again, maybe the builder just forgot to remove the sticker. Stuff like that does happen in real life. Should it really matter?
I'll be sending an e-mail soon, and I'll check out the Facebook info. Thanks for the reply. In fact, thanks for all the replies from the rest of y'all- it's good to hear positive things about a vendor.
Has anybody ordered anything from Clearly Scale? They offer a supercharged 6.4L Hemi that I would like to get for just $15.50, but I figure a little research before buying is always good. Thanks in advance.
Maybe not a particular network's beliefs and policies, but having NASCAR yellow-flag laps count as competition laps due to network priorities fits in that category. Can't cut into the sponsor's time. Kinda like the "Heidi"/NFL situation many moons ago. Remember when "Wide World of Sports" presented ALL sorts of auto racing? Granted, it wasn't live, but it sure was neat to watch. Then again, I was just a kid... One more thing: Bring back the quarter-mile !!! Enough of this "Oooooh, it's too fast!!!" crybaby stuff. There's always the chance to get hit by that bus, but buses still run every day, all over the world. How many people actually DO get hit by a bus when crossing the street?
Be careful when using Dawn on a painted model. I had a Krylon-painted body soaking overnight in water with some Dawn to get rid of polishing residue, etc. After rinsing and drying, I noticed tiny bubbles in the paint that were not there previously. Dawn cuts grease, but whatever cut the grease at that time (yes, this was many years ago) attacked the paint.
To paraphrase Rosanne Rosanadanna: "Mr. Hemified71, you ask a lotta questions."
One of the reasons for the Forum is entertainment- and there are a lot of us older guys who wax nostalgic, and we like to see these older examples of kits. We find them to be entertaining. Remember- you don't have to read ANY of the posts in the forums. So, move along if the topic doesn't suit your tastes.
90% isopropyl alcohol should work; you might have to scrub a little with an soft toothbrush. It's cheap, too, and a good drugstore or pharmacy should have it. Wear rubber gloves when scrubbing the body.
Aerosol oven cleaner also works well; put the body in a zip-lock plastic bag, spray in the oven cleaner to cover the body, then seal the bag. Again, you might have to scrub a bit. Wear gloves and safety glasses when spraying and working with oven cleaner.
The last step, before any more painting, is to wash the stripped parts with warm water and a liquid dish detergent- something that cuts grease.