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  1. Lordy, Steve, you sure make me feel older than 78. 🤣
  2. One thing I'd like to add to this discussion is Tamiya primer is really hard to remove, if you need to. IPA will remove most paints but Tamiya primers are like granite. I haven't found anything that will completely remove it easily.
  3. 😂 Been there, done that. I still experiment though. Rustoleum acrylic enamel clear works over stuff like Createx and some craft paints.
  4. I don't believe they're talking about the actual temperature of the paint, they're talking about the chemical properties being too strong for the plastic and etching or "melting" the plastic.
  5. Or you could go to Harbor Freight and get one a lot cheaper. I've got one with a digital display that I've been using for about 10 years. Is it accurate, I don't know. But I can replicate my results consistently. I'll mash the button to turn on the display, open the trigger on my air brush and adjust it to whatever pressure I need. I don't remember what it cost, but I think it was around $10-$15.
  6. Looks just like the museum putty sold at Hobby Lobby.
  7. Some may have heard of her but I really love Samantha Fish. Blues rock blend. Her guitars are something else. One is an old gas can. Another is made from an old cigar box. Easy on the eyes too. Check her out. Playing the gas can. https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=K1grjzBHgmY&list=PLz-RnAhpjogH5Vx7hjvayrciQPVsP6Gt5 Playing the cigar box. https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx7FDGpZQsQ&list=PLz-RnAhpjogH5Vx7hjvayrciQPVsP6Gt5
  8. Welcome back to the hobby. Nice shop.
  9. Welcome, TJ! A lot of us took the same path as you.
  10. If it's not metallic, you can sand it, but don't polish it. Then shoot your clear and sand and polish it.
  11. Yeah. I bought a 99 Miata Sport to autocross in October 99. The 2000 special edition came out in March 2000. Had to have one so my oldest son bought the 99 and I bought the 2000 SE.
  12. I've asked folks about their worst car so what about the best car you ever had? Way back when, I had a 72 Valiant with a slant 6. Great reliable car with decent gas mileage, for that era. My 2000 Mazda Miata Special Edition was the most fun, outside of my race cars. It was super reliable and got a steady 30 mpg. Wish I still had it but my back wouldn't allow my to climb down in it any longer. Had to sell it. Broke my heart. I'm been driving a 2020 Kia Niro Touring S hybrid since November 2020 and it's pretty nice. Averaging about 48 mpg. Not as sophisticated as the Honda Insight Touring hybrid I traded in for the Kia. That car was really nice. Got about 52 mpg with it. But like the Miata, it was like climbing down into it and had hard seats. Again, it's my back that forced that trade. The Kia has a 10 way adjustable drivers seat. Super comfortable and a little sporty with 18" wheels and wider tires. The Miata has to be the best (most fun) street ride though.
  13. The description says it's for fabrics. Let us know what you discover. I'm experimenting with Anita's brand right now. Goes on pretty smooth, thinned 1:1 with isopropyl alcohol.
  14. Great looking replica. The Prisoner is one of my all time favorite shows. It can be watched on IMDB TV or Tubi TV.
  15. Sounds like you went through quite an ordeal but the results are great looking.
  16. I use a small dab of museum putty stuck to the end of a piece of sprue. Cheap, stays sticky and you can place the smallest pieces with it. Hobby Lobby carries it and I think it's less than $5 for a lifetimes worth.
  17. She was great in that role. RIP Liz.
  18. A different kind of comic. RIP Gilbert
  19. Yeah, get some 3 ml pipettes. Lots of folks spray at different pressures. I shoot everything at 20 psi, adjusted with the airbrush valve opened. That's usually about 22 psi closed. I get too much orange peel at higher pressures. But, that's just my preference. I've got a Paasche H that I use on non-body parts and for primer on bodies. #1 tips for touch up work and #3 for everything else. I scribe a mark on each of the tips as a reference point to open the valve/tip the same amount each time. Usually 1 1/2 to 2 rotations. I use my PS-290 for the color coats on the bodies.
  20. Also, I'm not sure what equipment you are using, but I always take my spray gun apart after every use. I use a Procon PS-290 which is an internal mix gun, so I have to. One other thing I do is cover the bottle opening with Press and Seal and put the cap on without the factory seal. I use a power stirrer too. I mix paint and thinners in small plastic cups.
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