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13 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

I think MB brake fluid is DOT4 which is synthetic, I don't think it will have any effect on your paint.

You'll need to use good old fashioned DOT3 which is organic in nature and will take off paint. 

Good to know. It took some off but didn’t do a super job. I’ll grab some Dot3 this weekend. 

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12 minutes ago, Rider said:

Sucks when a nice paint job goes bad from a reaction. Good luck with the recovery. Dot3 is all ya need, no need to buy the expensive Dot4, even cheap dollar store stuff works great. 

I’ll go as cheap as I can. I only used the MB stuff because it was on hand. ?

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3 minutes ago, Ich_Will said:

I’ll go as cheap as I can. I only used the MB stuff because it was on hand. ?

With the cost of EVERYTHING going up in this hobby I agree, save where and when you can. I buy all my CA from the dollar store too. 

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After much work and a bit of creative cursing, we are back to primer. The brake fluid caused cracking in the clear windshield (permanently affixed due to the crushed A pillar from its life in a hobby shop) so it will never be a perfect model. 

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6 hours ago, Ich_Will said:

I think this turned out better than the first attempt. 

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I'm pretty sure I have a windscreen fix for you!!…...I will draw-up a diagram as to how I would fix it ……..I will send it to you tomorrow ASAP!!…..don't get bummed, or give up....I got your back, bud!!

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18 minutes ago, Dann Tier said:

Hey, bud!, I looked up the instructions for your kit, and heres an idea for you that I came up with. If it were me, this is what i'd try.... you just need some thin clear sheet styrene.

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Thanks! I'll have a go at this. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? 

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  • 2 weeks later...

A-pillar snapped while trying to cut out the windshield. Doomed from the get go so I went to the LHS and snagged one in a ratty looking box, had the clerk open it so I could verify condition. Paid less than $20 and we are back in business. 

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5 hours ago, Ich_Will said:

A-pillar snapped while trying to cut out the windshield. Doomed from the get go so I went to the LHS and snagged one in a ratty looking box, had the clerk open it so I could verify condition. Paid less than $20 and we are back in business. 

That's good to hear!......its gonna be even better now!!!

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6 minutes ago, montelsc said:

Nice kit was it ever completed ?? love to see the finished pics

Not yet. To summarize; initial body issues, paint problems, more body issues, new body, newly discovered color combo... hopefully in the next couple weeks I'll have it painted and the interior redone.

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2 minutes ago, Ich_Will said:

Not yet. To summarize; initial body issues, paint problems, more body issues, new body, newly discovered color combo... hopefully in the next couple weeks I'll have it painted and the interior redone.

Looking forward to this!!….i'm glad you're sticking to it!!, bud!!

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7 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

Looking forward to this!!….i'm glad you're sticking to it!!, bud!!

Went to do a repaint of the interior and while lightly flexing the roll bar to remove it it snapped in half. The core looked weird. This kit has some plastic issues. Looks like I’ll be using the interior of the second kit. Oh well...

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On ‎10‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 7:01 PM, Ich_Will said:

Went to do a repaint of the interior and while lightly flexing the roll bar to remove it it snapped in half. The core looked weird. This kit has some plastic issues. Looks like I’ll be using the interior of the second kit. Oh well...

…...that is why I usually always buy two kits of each car I build!, you never know when you might need one, and you don't have to stop production waiting.

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16 hours ago, kelson said:

Wow!,that is a gorgeous color!!

 

15 hours ago, Rider said:

That colour blue is really sharp, and the paint looks like it turned out great.

Thanks guys. The color turned out just as I had hoped and there’s no dust/particulates in it. The photos really don’t capture the hue properly. It’s a bit lighter in person 

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