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2 hours ago, slusher said:

Dennis Sir, May I ask what you painted your carburetors with?  Beautiful interior sir!

Thanks! The carbs are Model Master “Jet Exhaust” with Tamiya semi-gloss clear. It’s been my go-to carb color for years.

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This thing is killer!  And, I love the curbside chassis. My cars are all shelf-queens and I never enter contests so I'm not interested in detailing the undersides. 

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UPDATE!

I finally got this thing painted a few days ago. Keep in mind this is only the base coat and still needs clear followed by a polish so it will get way more shiny. Tamiya “Champagne Gold”

Before I spray the clear the next task at hand is to do something I have very little experience with: Bare Metal Foil! Gonna need to find myself in just the right mood and probably make an adult beverage to take the edge off. 🤣🤣
 

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Very smooth!  Another colour that I have in my stash but am yet to use.  Bare metal is challenging but at the risk of sounding glib, just show it you're boss.  Pick up that brand new Xacto blade and cut it in one steady go along the gutter for example.  He who hesitates is lost!

Cheers

Alan

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This is coming along swimmingly!! I'm anxiously awaiting to see how your battle with BMF progresses. That's the main reason I don't attempt vehicles that have chrome trim. Good luck, keep the blade sharp and don't overdo the adult beverages, it's only effective to a point🤪.... I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. -RRR

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This has really come together nicely.  The stans looks good and all the body work looks smooth. The only real chrome remaining looks to be around the windows. In addition to RRR's comments on foiling sometimes doing shorter pieces of foil following the shape of the 1:1's chrome trim can make it easier. Don't over due the coffee either.   

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Looking awesome Dennis. Sounds like you have the right attitude for the foil work, and an adult beverage might help… Love the colour choice, perfect.

Cheers, Steve

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On 7/11/2021 at 8:10 AM, espo said:

This has really come together nicely.  The stans looks good and all the body work looks smooth. The only real chrome remaining looks to be around the windows. In addition to RRR's comments on foiling sometimes doing shorter pieces of foil following the shape of the 1:1's chrome trim can make it easier. Don't over due the coffee either.   

Thanks! That’s the approach I’m planning to take. I see some people cover the whole windshield area or back glass area with a blanket of foil and that seems like it would be a P.I.A. to deal with, not to mention wasteful.

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On 7/11/2021 at 4:19 AM, alan barton said:

Very smooth!  Another colour that I have in my stash but am yet to use.  Bare metal is challenging but at the risk of sounding glib, just show it you're boss.  Pick up that brand new Xacto blade and cut it in one steady go along the gutter for example.  He who hesitates is lost!

Cheers

Alan

I’m really happy with the color. It will darken slightly after clear based on a couple of the smaller finished parts. I used it as the accent on the T Touring hot rod I just previously finished and thought at the time it would be a great color for a whole car. Probably not on an early rod, though. 

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On 7/11/2021 at 6:27 PM, Steve H said:

Looking awesome Dennis. Sounds like you have the right attitude for the foil work, and an adult beverage might help… Love the colour choice, perfect.

Cheers, Steve

Thanks, Steve! A drink or two always loosens me up and allows me to shoot a game of pool better. It’s when I get into drink three, four and beyond that it becomes counterproductive really fast! 🤣

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  • 2 weeks later...
Posted (edited)

UPDATE! 

Today was finally the day… BMF! I put on one of my favorite podcasts, poured an ice cold drink, sat down at my work bench and took a deep breath. It did not turn out perfect but for my first time ever doing any significant foil work I’m certainly pleased with the results. And I did the whole job in one attempt! Next step will be to spray on the clear coat to seal everything.

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 I finally detail painted the molded belts on the front seats then glued them in along with the roll bar. I also detail painted the dashboard and now need to seal it all in with clear as well. 

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That’s all for now.

 

 

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