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Gunze Triumph TR-3

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Larry, that really turned out great! The fender beading is a nice touch. How did you attach it without glue showing over the paint? I've been wanting to do this on another model. I've been contemplating gluing the wire down, painting over it, then scraping the paint off the wire. Not sure that's the best approach. What was your technique?

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Thanks again for the kind words, Guys.

Gareth, thanks for the info on UK car licensing standards.

Tim, on the fender beading, Gunze made it a little easier by molding in a tiny channel along the tops of the fenders.  I used some nickel silver wire from a company called Albion Alloys.  The wire comes in straight lengths that can be shaped and I tried to shape the wire as close to the shape of the fenders as possible.  When I had the shapes I needed I laid a bead of white glue in the channels, put in the shaped pieces, taped them down with narrow strips of tape , and left them overnight.  The next day I carefully removed the tape taking care to not lift the wire from the channel.  There was some white glue residue left behind that had to be cleaned up.  On my first one I ran a damp Q-Tip along the bead and learned quickly that dissolved the white glue holding the wire.  On later ones I used a Q-Tip with some fine Tamiya polishing compound along the bead.  That cleaned up the residue and helped to further seat the wire into the grooves.  Hope that helps.     

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On 1/7/2021 at 8:48 AM, donb said:

X2! 

X3! And perfect colors for this TR.

 

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