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Bill Elliott 1998 50th Anniversary Gold Thunderbird


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Was wondering if anybody has built this model and if so what color/brand of GOLD did you use.  The original kit comes with a gold plated body and a plain body.  Due to some imperfections on the gold plated body, I want to do my own.  Like I said just looking for some recommendations.  As always, thank you in advance.  

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I don't remember how reflective (i.e. mirror like finish) the gold was on the real car.  You may look into the Green Stuff World line.  Their chrome metal can achieve a near mirror like finish.

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Thank you Randy - I will definitely look into your suggestion. It is a very shiny finish - as you put it, very mirror like.  Some metallic paints I have seen are just not shiny enough if that makes sense.  Again thank you for the suggestion.  

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Are you wanting to replicate the real car? The car was painted gold. DW had a Monte Carlo that was wrapped in reflective Mylar for one race in 1997. NASCAR said never again after that.

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There were several diecasts released as well. I have the RC painted version.

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They also did a couple of gold plated versions. I don't have these. I do have the plated model like yours, but I don't plan to build it.

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