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Porsche 962c

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Thanks Dann   

Wheels are on. Might have to do some adjusting next is decals and clear. 

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Looking good sitting on all 4 wheels.

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Looks superb already Andre. I remember as a race/airfield marshall at Silverstone many years ago when these started racing, they were just spectacular!

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Looks superb already Andre. I remember as a race/airfield marshall at Silverstone many years ago when these started racing, they were just spectacular!

wow that must of been a experience seeing them race 

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Hi,

Wow, lovely indeed, I love it!

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image.thumb.jpg.41994853280158ee86918dd9getting some decals on. 

When I clear the body do I Use light Coats or one heavy one 

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I would use light coats. 

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I would use light coats. 

thank you. Do I let it dry between coats ?

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Yes. I go light coast about 15 min a part if your using Tamiya clear. It works well over decals. Let the decals dry really good. I wait about a week. This is a 43rd with the body painted to coats of clear left too dry for four days , decals applied and left too dry for a week, then two more coast of clear. 

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Great thank you very much for the pointer 

I will using the tamiya clear.  This will be my first time using clear ever

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Work in light coast and you will be fine. Just let those decals dry very well. 

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Did not have much bench time latley but all of the big decals are done 

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Just a couple more decals to put on.

then it's time for the clear coat. image.thumb.jpg.73b0bab7f6817252401ea149

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image.thumb.jpg.9a62e845f708b938c75425beDecals are done. Took for ever

 

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Nice! I love these kits.  Loved watching the real ones run at the CamelGT races back in the 80s.   Living close to RJRs plant in NC, there was always someone with free tix to races at Charlotte.  The Marches, these, the Jag, oh my.  The Red Lobster car was my favorite paint.  I think it was a March.  

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Coming along nicely!

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Lovely build indeed, you are a master of the Porsche build

 

Wrt the clear, it is one of the more difficult areas IMHO and have been studying it.

So here are my notes:

*If you go too light  a coat and especially if spraying too far away, your clear will atomize and dry before it hits body and leave a rough finish. A second heavier coat can fill that in, like it would a flat paint layer

*If you flood the body too much, you will fill all your panel lines and details, leaving a gloppy mess of runs and buildups in corners...just like paint would

*It needs to be a positive wet layer, not too thick and not too thin. Different clears will behave differently 

*If you do a second coat of clear, one should sand with wet fine paper so the second coat has bite.....I didn't do that on my last 928 project and the clear had runs and splotches so the first layer looked better on it's own. Live and learn.

I am far from perfect at it and still a work in progress...just thought I would show some research notes

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Thanks randy thanks brizio

thank you for the kind words and taking the time to post tips

its going to be too humid this weekend n the big smoke to spray 

I will be using Tania spray  

 

Lovely build indeed, you are a master of the Porsche build

 

Wrt the clear, it is one of the more difficult areas IMHO and have been studying it.

So here are my notes:

*If you go too light  a coat and especially if spraying too far away, your clear will atomize and dry before it hits body and leave a rough finish. A second heavier coat can fill that in, like it would a flat paint layer

*If you flood the body too much, you will fill all your panel lines and details, leaving a gloppy mess of runs and buildups in corners...just like paint would

*It needs to be a positive wet layer, not too thick and not too thin. Different clears will behave differently 

*If you do a second coat of clear, one should sand with wet fine paper so the second coat has bite.....I didn't do that on my last 928 project and the clear had runs and splotches so the first layer looked better on it's own. Live and learn.

I am far from perfect at it and still a work in progress...just thought I would show some research notest

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Body has been cleared. Decals survived. 

Time for detailing. 

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Hi,

Oooo this should be good.  Eating popcorn and watching.

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Lovely. Tamiya kits are really nice to build and you're doing this one justice.

 

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