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What are everyone's tips on how to achieve an accurate side marker, where an actual clear part is not provided! Like many of the 70s muscle car kits, the body has the side marker molded in the fenders. Just wondering how people go about doing this.Examples! sidemarker3.thumb.png.7350eff8ec14e5b6bdsidemarker1.thumb.jpg.c7d2c59e7a4952f91a

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I've always preferred to foil the molded in side marker lights, but I differ in that I find that Testors Stop Light Red Metallic,when laid on thickly enough to pretty much hide the reflective surface of the foil looks (at least to my eyes) far more like a red lens with no light on behind it, so that's what I use. Same with the front fender amber marker lights--they wind up looking more like an unlit lens than simply yellow chrome.

Just my preference.

Art

 

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I use Bare Metal Foil, trim , paint with Tamiya clear. When dry, use Glossy Accents clear acrylic to provide dimension to the lens.  

 

 

David

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I will use BMF if the marker is well defined, and then use Tamiya Clear Red and Orange - I dab in the material with a microbrush; wait until dry, and dab again to build it up so that it looks like a lens. Testors clears do not work as well.

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As others said,  Bare Metal Foil the area... BUT   I use a red Sharpie pen.   Look at the tail light. The entire thing was wrapped in BMF, then I used Sharpies to paint the different color lenses.  The white was a paint marker I use to do white letter tires.

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