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So nice out here in Maryland the past few days, thought I would get the airbrush out and spray some Dusk Pearl from Scale Finishes. Need to let dry and clear it. Have the top painted white. Interior will be Black and Silver. Not sure if I want to use stock wheel cover or go with a custom wheel.

 

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Nice start. Looking forward to seeing it under some clearcoat.

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1 hour ago, gman said:

Nice start. Looking forward to seeing it under some clearcoat.

 

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So I had to start over. When I cleared my Bel Air, the trunk and hood looked flawless, the passenger side didn't look to bad but then the driver side wrinkled all up. I guess I got to heavy with my clear and it reacted badly. So I stripped her done to bare plastic and have started the painting process again.

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2 hours ago, jjsipes said:

So I had to start over. When I cleared my Bel Air, the trunk and hood looked flawless, the passenger side didn't look to bad but then the driver side wrinkled all up. I guess I got to heavy with my clear and it reacted badly. So I stripped her done to bare plastic and have started the painting process again.

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i hate when that happens..  we've all been there before.

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4 hours ago, jjsipes said:

So I had to start over. When I cleared my Bel Air, the trunk and hood looked flawless, the passenger side didn't look to bad but then the driver side wrinkled all up. I guess I got to heavy with my clear and it reacted badly. So I stripped her done to bare plastic and have started the painting process again.

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I am sorry that happened- what clear did you use?

 

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5 hours ago, gman said:

I am sorry that happened- what clear did you use?

 

I used Tamiya TS13 Clear like I have been but I have since and recieved Scale Finishes Clear to use with the paint so hoping that this doesn't happen again.

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Did you use the Scale Finishes lacquer, or their gloss enamel base coat?

 

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8 hours ago, gman said:

Did you use the Scale Finishes lacquer, or their gloss enamel base coat?

 

I used their enamel base coat. I know it's a compatibility issue between them but, this is the way I've been doing them but, wasn't lucky this time.

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Much better results this time. I used Scale Finishes Super Gloss Clear and so far no issues. Went ahead and cleared my 70 Buick GS while I was airbrushing Clear

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Second time is a charm! Got any pics of that GS?

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Taking a break from my RTS Caravan Roadrunner to work on Bare Metal trim on my Bel Air.

 

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Looking good, really crisp,BMF work. 

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Great paint job this time and awesome color choice, should look fantastic with stock wheel covers! Of course it would also look great with a variety of wheel/tire combos, fine fifty seven!

 

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Started interior work. Painted it Testors Magnesium with Semi Gloss Clear. Now to dry brush Black on the inserts.

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Looks great..... now.         I which I had a nickle for every time one of my clear coat applications when bad for me like yours did.  It happens all to many times.  You would think we (I) have learned to go very easy on the first coats of clear.  Love the color choice, looks really good.

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A little bit of progress tonight. Got black inserts painted and started the piping.

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