crowe-t

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  • Location New York
  • Full Name Michael

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  1. crowe-t added a post in a topic 69 Dodge Dart GTS   

    Excellent job Tom!  The chassis looks fantastic!
  2. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1966 Chevelle SS...My first completed build of 2016   

    Beautiful build Tyrone!  Red is my favorite color for a 66 Chevelle.  
    Nice touch with the overspray on the chassis.
    BTW, were the chassis rails on 66 Chevelles black like this or is that an added touch?
    Mike.
  3. crowe-t added a post in a topic To clear or not to clear over BMF???   

    I'm definitely not putting any clear coat over the BMF.  This is my first time using it so I wanted to know what was the best method.
    I have Bare Metal Foil I picked up a couple of years ago.  I have it stored in the refrigerator since I read that was good for preserving the adhesive.
    The question I have is:
    How sticky or rather how durable should the BMF be when it's applied?
    Should it be nearly impossible to remove?  
    Or as long as it sticks it's OK?
    I'm hoping to be able to use what I already have.  I applied some on an interior part and it seems OK although I had to re do a part that didn't stick as well.  I touched the adhesive side too long on that piece and some of the adhesion went away.  The rest of the pieces seemed to stick very well.
  4. crowe-t added a post in a topic General Lee Charger   

    Very nicely done!
    BTW, what color did you paint the body?
  5. crowe-t added a post in a topic Decal Setting Solution for use on lacquer???   

    I actually used the Micro Sol so I'll let it sit for at least a week before I clear coat.
  6. crowe-t added a post in a topic Decal Setting Solution for use on lacquer???   

    Which decal setting solution/solvent is safest to use on lacquer?
    I have Walthers Solvaset, MicroScale Micro Sol and MicroScale Micro Set.
  7. crowe-t added a post in a topic To clear or not to clear over BMF???   

    Beautiful!
  8. crowe-t added a post in a topic To clear or not to clear over BMF???   

    Steve,  
    I've been tossing the idea around regarding spraying the clear over the BMF but will most likely clear first then apply the BMF.  
    I never heard of it oxidizing and was only thinking the clear would protect it.  I hadn't thought the clear coat might not stick to it too well.  
    Giving some of the problems I've encountered with painting so far I think I'll play it safe and apply the Bare metal Foil after the clear is sprayed.
    Mike.
  9. crowe-t added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    To clear or not to clear over BMF???
    What are the advantages/disadvantages of spraying the final clear coat(lacquer) over Bare Metal Foil?
    Is Bare Metal Foil durable enough on it's own?  
     
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  10. crowe-t added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Decal Setting Solution for use on lacquer???
    Which setting solution is best on decals that are applied on lacquer, specifically Testors Custom Lacquer System?
    Is setting solution necessary?
    BTW, I'll be spraying Testors Ultra Gloss Coat over the decals. 
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  11. crowe-t added a post in a topic Testors MM Custom Lacquer System, chipping/durability???   

    Back in the '80's when I was in my teens I used to spray car bodies with enamel paint.  The enamel sprayed real smooth and glossy.  I never had a paint job with orange peel.  I used whatever cheap enamel I could find.  I did use Testors enamel a couple of times and it sprayed beautifully.
    The Testors Custom Lacquer System seems to need a lot of time to cure and while this is happening it's not to durable.  Real auto lacquer might be a better alternative since it cures faster or enamel could be the way to go.
  12. crowe-t added a post in a topic Testors MM Custom Lacquer System, chipping/durability???   

    Steve, why can't a liquid polish be used before the clear coat?  
    If the body is thoroughly cleaned after a liquid polish is used would that be OK?  
  13. crowe-t added a post in a topic Testors MM Custom Lacquer System, chipping/durability???   

    This is my first time using the Testors Custom Lacquer System and I thought by airbrushing it would lay down nicer.  I sprayed even coats over the whole body and didn't stay on one area longer then any other.  I may have been spraying a bit too far for some of the earlier mist coats but I did move in closer with the airbrush for the wet coats.  It did airbrush nice and thin which is good.  The texture isn't too bad.  I might try polishing it a bit with the Micromesh cloths before applying the clear.  
  14. crowe-t added a post in a topic Testors MM Custom Lacquer System, chipping/durability???   

    Thanks so much for all the great advice Steve and Bill.  I was under the assumption that using an airbrush was the better way to go.  I did take another look at the body and the sand paper finish isn't as bad as I had thought.  It's there but I'm sure with a few coats of clear, from the spray can this time, and polishing should fix the graininess.  
    Steve, you really did put my mind at ease.  Your '60 Fury is beautiful!
    Thanks,
    Mike.
  15. crowe-t added a post in a topic Testors MM Custom Lacquer System, chipping/durability???   

    You live and you learn, saying goes.  Overall the finish isn't too bad.  The clear will hopefully fix it.