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'58 Impala

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Built this one quite a while ago but never really finished it.

Washed of the silver paint I used on the trim and re-did it with foil, added the side glass, detailed the hubcaps a bit and finished off the engine. 

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Looks great Mike - Foil work looks good and I like the color. Thanks for posting.

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Sweet. How did you "wash off' the silver paint? was it water based?

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Beautiful looking cruiser. The foil on the side moldings look much better than the kit chrome. The molding on the front edge of the hood, is it maybe up side down  ?

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Beautiful looking cruiser. The foil on the side moldings look much better than the kit chrome. The molding on the front edge of the hood, is it maybe up side down  ?

No, though it looks like it. It's stepped so it only goes on one way.

I got the kit at a discount store, packaged in a bag with more than a few missing parts. The hood trim may have come from the parts box...

I think I paid something like $.50 for the kit. :)

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Sweet. How did you "wash off' the silver paint? was it water based?

I think I used Model Master Chrome Silver paint. The body is painted with automotive base/clear urethane, so I just washed the trim off with lacquer thinner. Zero damage to the clear coat...

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