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AMT 62 Galaxie restoration

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8 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

Did your sheet of BMF have expired adhesive?  That seems to be a problem.  Also, are you going to vacuum-form a rear window?

The adhesive was OK, and the sheet was wrinkle-free.  The foil seemed really fragile and easy to rip or chip when burnishing (with a toothpick-same way I've been doing it for years).

I prefer the look of the "unzipped" rear window; I remember 'verts cruising around like this when I was a kid.  The paint scheme on this kit was inspired by one I used to see in my neighbourhood back in '62. 

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What a save!!  While we are all our own worst critics, I'd be thrilled with the final result.  I'll take a glue bomb resto any day over a fresh kit. I have a Johan Plymouth police wagon I did a similar job on a few years ago. Judging by the colors, build style and generous use of glue, I wouldn't be surprised if they were both built originally by the same builder. 

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