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Hey guys, just have a quick question. I am painting the interior tub of my car. I want a white interior with purple accent. Some of the lines are curved and hard to tape off. Any tips with that? Or would you just paint all white then come back in with the purple on the lines you want purple? Is it okay to go right back over the paint if allowed to dry? 

 

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Hey guys, just have a quick question. I am painting the interior tub of my car. I want a white interior with purple accent. Some of the lines are curved and hard to tape off. Any tips with that? Or would you just paint all white then come back in with the purple on the lines you want purple? Is it okay to go right back over the paint if allowed to dry? 

 

Thanks guys!

You could always try masking with BMF.

Works great for those curved areas that are too "tight" to mask with tape.

Yes, you surely can paint over the white with another color.

I painted this '61 Buick interior by starting with white.

I then masked off the seat inserts & spray painted the overall turquoise.

Then I came back, re-masked the white area, & started to lay down the stripes with strips of tape & progressively darker shades of turquoise.

It's all labor intensive, but with patience, it will give you a nice result.

By the way, I masked the curved corners of the seat inserts with BMF.

 

Steve

 

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Thanks for the tip Steve, now I hope my interiors come out looking like yours

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You could always try masking with BMF.

Works great for those curved areas that are too "tight" to mask with tape.

Yes, you surely can paint over the white with another color.

I painted this '61 Buick interior by starting with white.

I then masked off the seat inserts & spray painted the overall turquoise.

Then I came back, re-masked the white area, & started to lay down the stripes with strips of tape & progressively darker shades of turquoise.

It's all labor intensive, but with patience, it will give you a nice result.

By the way, I masked the curved corners of the seat inserts with BMF.

 

Steve

 

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that is Amazing. What a great job on those seats.       Jeff 

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Bad Mother.....Just kidding! Bare Metal Foil

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Where can you order that from?

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Where can you order that from?

Just about any good hobby shop will carry it James.

If you're like me & no longer have access to a hobby shop, almost any "on line" hobby shop will have it.

I buy most of mine from "modelroundup.com" but there are endless options there.

Or, you can always order directly from the source.

Do yourself a favor though James.

Get the original, or "new improved" foil for chrome.

Stay away from the "ultra bright" chrome.

 

 

Steve                                                                                             

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Thanks for the tip Steve, now I hope my interiors come out looking like yours

that is Amazing. What a great job on those seats.       Jeff 

Thanks guys!

Of all of the old annual "tub" type interiors I've done, this was my favorite.

Steve

 

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I can see why that's one sweet looking Buick. I wish I still kept the one I had when I was a young modeler in 1960 

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Great looking interior, Steven!

The only piece of advice I didn't see here was paint the light colors first, then graduate to the darker colors...dark covers light better than light covers dark.

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Great looking interior, Steven!

The only piece of advice I didn't see here was paint the light colors first, then graduate to the darker colors...dark covers light better than light covers dark.

thanks for the tip ray

 

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