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12 minutes ago, Dann Tier said:
13 minutes ago, Dann Tier said:

I love this kit/car!.....its looking Killer sofar, bud!!!!

 

Thanks Dann, hope you are doing well and flexing your building skills

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2 minutes ago, Funkychiken said:

Thanks Dann, hope you are doing well and flexing your building skills

Thanks, bud!, i'm kinda in a slump right now....i have three finished builds that i havent even felt like posting. I have been setting up my own Facebook group, so shortly i think i will be back at it....hopefully!....that was funny, by the way; "Flexing", lol

 

3 minutes ago, Funkychiken said:

Thanks Dann, hope you are doing well and flexing your building skills

 

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Great job on the legendary 959, will be interesting to watch how it will look with a blue topcoat then.

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On 6/29/2019 at 10:20 AM, Cpt Tuttle said:

Great job on the legendary 959, will be interesting to watch how it will look with a blue topcoat then.

Well you kind of get to fin out!

I'm posting 2 pics, the first is 1 dust coat, then 1 medium coat of Cobalt Blue.

The Alclad II instructions recommend 1 do 1 light coat wait 10 mins 7 than 2 medium coats.

It's a lacquer, but unlike any i've used before.

The problem with this paint, it that it has been designed to be translucent - so the silver base shines through. Well that's great, but it makes it really difficult to patch up issues. I had dust land in one spot, lightly sanded it out, then when touching up, I ended up with a light spot (where the sanding was) then dark areas outside of it. I also ended up with 2 splodges - same issue trying to sand out and patch up.

I'll probably give it one more coat.

 

This paint also attracts dust. Once washed and air dried, it's like a magnet for dust. never seen anything like that before!

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This 2nd pic is of the 2nd coat after a repair for dust. It's a little darker

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The aclad might have a property to it that attracts dust. One thing Ive done recently is to use Tamiya's static brush to use just before painting. It wipes off dust and eliminates the static charge so you are less likely to get imperfections. It's meant to dust off displays models but it works well for painting too.

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KILLER kolor!!!!!....i always use canned air to blast possible debris off my parts....between EVERY coat.

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On 7/7/2019 at 12:57 AM, 89AKurt said:

Beautiful blue!

 

On 7/7/2019 at 11:36 AM, Dann Tier said:

KILLER kolor!!!!!....i always use canned air to blast possible debris off my parts....between EVERY coat.

Thanks Kurt & Dann!

 

I've made some progress!

It got even more dust during the recoat.

So i've sanded the dust out & decided to use micromesh

here's a pic before

 

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And here's 3 for after.

Unfortunately it's really delicate, so it's burned through in a few spots & it keeps chipping off.

I'm going to have to find a way of cleaning out the polish residue from the panel lines, then clearcoat with 2K Zero... wish me luck

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fingers crossed for the clearcoat! man,...thats an beautiful Color!!!

I've built mine in orange. i love this kit. it Looks good, Comes good together - all fine.

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