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Ace-Garageguy

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  1. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Duplicolor Perfect Match Primer question?   

    Yes.
  2. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Using dental acrylics   

    He mentioned that he uses the dental material to make molds for vacuum-forming clear parts, as it doesn't have the grain that wood molds would have.
    Plain old bondo would work quite well in that application too.
    He also mentions using clear acrylic material (towards the end of the video) to repair cracks in a vac-molded canopy, and to create additional contours on clear parts.
    "Styrene monomer" you mention is a large component of polyester resins (for fiberglass and the glue in bondo) and shouldn't really be inhaled or handled.
    Today's dental "acrylics" are intended to be used in somebody's mouth, can even be cast in-place in the mouth under certain circumstances, and are essentially non-toxic when cured and of relatively low toxicity when wet.
  3. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Using dental acrylics   

    Thank you for the link!
    I've been doing similar edge-filling and reinforcing for years...but using expensive aircraft-grade epoxy and microballoon that has to be mixed on a gram-scale.
    My technique is slow, takes hours to cure, and is generally a real PITA.
    Thanks to this video, I have a great new alternative.   
     
  4. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic best brass finish?   

    if you pull up some Of Harry's brass-era builds, and his old fire engine, you'll see his method for doing brass.

  5. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 1/24 race exhaust?   

    I should have said "metal' tubing, but I assumed it would be self-evident. My bad. 
    Styrene tube thinned that much will become too weak to handle further.
    Even brass or aluminum tube will have a wall-thickness that's out of scale...which is why I suggested thinning the tubing edges from the inside, easily done with a small round file, or a tight little roll of 180 grit sandpaper.
  6. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic A Car I Never Knew Existed   

    I just wonder why it has so much totally and completely useless "aero" stuck-on extra drag-making...stuff.   
  7. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 1929 Model A Roadster ArtDeco/Coachbuilt/Streamliner   

    Remarkably well thought-out and integrated design work. Everything looks like it belongs together, and that's rare these days even on real cars. Exceptionally clean fabrication too, all the way through.
  8. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Fenton style flathead headers   

    Boy, did I get that wrong. I beez goin get me sum.
  9. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Fenton style flathead headers   

    I seriously doubt it. 
  10. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 1/24 race exhaust?   

    To get anything that looks even close to scale-correct (the material would be prohibitively thin to injection mold without a LOT of care in tooling design...though it is possible, barely), you're going to have to scratch-build.
    Not that hard, actually. Just get appropriately sized pieces of tubing and thin the edges from the inside. Then make fins from .010" styrene or brass sheet (.005" would be better) and use CA to attach them to the inner tube first, let dry thoroughly, then final-trim and slip the assembly in to the outer tube, with a couple of drops of CA to hold it all together.
  11. Ace-Garageguy added a topic in General   

    HARRY STILL NEEDS OUR HELP
    The well wishes and donations have tapered off to almost nothing, but you know what? Harry is very alone and very very sick. 
    He gave selflessly of his time and talent here for many years, keeping the forum organized, working, and riding herd on the troublemakers.
    He inspired many of us with the beautiful models he built, and was in large part instrumental for making the magazine what it is.
    He logs on here occasionally, but I understand he usually doesn't feel well enough to post. WE NEED TO KEEP WRITING THE WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT HERE SO HE CAN SEE THEM, AND WE NEED TO KEEP SENDING DONATIONS TO HIS FUND, WHATEVER YOU CAN AFFORD.
    Let's show him we haven't forgotten him.
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  12. Ace-Garageguy added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    HARRY STILL NEEDS OUR HELP
    The well wishes and donations have tapered off to almost nothing, but you know what? Harry is very alone and very very sick. 
    He gave selflessly of his time and talent here for many years, keeping the forum organized, working, and riding herd on the troublemakers.
    He inspired many of us with the beautiful models he built, and was in large part instrumental for making the magazine what it is.
    He logs on here occasionally, but I understand he usually doesn't feel well enough to post. WE NEED TO KEEP WRITING THE WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT HERE SO HE CAN SEE THEM, AND WE NEED TO KEEP SENDING DONATIONS TO HIS FUND, WHATEVER YOU CAN AFFORD.
    Let's show him we haven't forgotten him.
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  13. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    The Kawei K1 was a blatant ripoff of a US Ford design.   
        
     
  14. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Revell '32 Ford 5-Window WIP   

    Here's a tutorial I did on zeeing '32 Ford frames. if you need to know anything else, feel free to ask. I build lots of model rods...and real ones for a living.  

  15. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic HVLP Mini Spray Gun   

    Good to know. I'll try one.
    I haven't bought a cheapo for over 5 years, so it's worth a shot.