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It has been over 2 1/2 weeks since I paid any attention to the Stumptown Mustang GT.  I applied the Tamiya X-27 Clear Red over the Tamiya X-11 Chrome Silver and after it had set up for a few minutes, I used an alcohol swab on the taillights and removed the extra Clear Red.  Worked pretty good!

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I like this project!

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16 hours ago, mrmike said:

It has been over 2 1/2 weeks since I paid any attention to the Stumptown Mustang GT.  I applied the Tamiya X-27 Clear Red over the Tamiya X-11 Chrome Silver and after it had set up for a few minutes, I used an alcohol swab on the taillights and removed the extra Clear Red.  Worked pretty good!

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This is a overwhelming process and I'm not looking forward to it on my build, but it looks like you nailed it 

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On 8/9/2022 at 8:35 AM, Dirkpitt289 said:

This is a overwhelming process and I'm not looking forward to it on my build, but it looks like you nailed it 

One step at a time.  Take a brush with chrome silver paint and brush it on the taillights and let it set up for a few minutes.  Take an alcohol wipe and remove the paint from the raised surfaces and let it dry completely.  Take some clear red and brush it over the taillights and let it set up and wipe off the raised surfaces with an alcohol wipe and you are done.  It shouldn't take you that long to do.

Thanks Garry!

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6 minutes ago, mrmike said:

One step at a time.  Take a brush with chrome silver paint and brush it on the taillights and let it set up for a few minutes.  Take an alcohol wipe and remove the paint from the raised surfaces and let it dry completely.  Take some clear red and brush it over the taillights and let it set up and wipe off the raised surfaces with an alcohol wipe and you are done.  It shouldn't take you that long to do.

What sucks is, for the kit I'm doing the tail lights are seperate parts and molded in clear. Its a shame to have to cover the entire piece in paint. You would think with the part molded in clear it would save so much time

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6 minutes ago, Dirkpitt289 said:

What sucks is, for the kit I'm doing the tail lights are seperate parts and molded in clear. Its a shame to have to cover the entire piece in paint. You would think with the part molded in clear it would save so much time

I have the Mustang Lowrider kit (same as your Monkee kit) that I got free of charge and I dug it out and found out that I don't have any taillights!  I will have to find something in my parts box to replace them with.  

A clear part will only save you time if you don't have to paint it at all.  It depends on the molding process and the design of the part.  Good luck!

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17 hours ago, mrmike said:

Believe it or not, but I found a set in my parts box!  I won't be needing yours.  Thank you for offering!

II've had so many people help me over the years that I try to help when and where I can. I guess its a Karma thing.... 🙃

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On 8/9/2022 at 8:30 AM, Dirkpitt289 said:

Mike, I have an extra set of tail lights from a glue bomb I have in the stash. If you want the tail lights let me know

 

 

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may I ask if those came in a Revell kit, the tail lights??

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6 hours ago, slusher said:


may I ask if those came in a Revell kit, the tail lights??

I'm not sure, Slusher. It was a Glue-bomb I picked up at a show, just because. I can say that it is NOT the Monogram kit, because it had the correct interior for a 88 Mustang. Where as the Monogram kit has the interior from the 84/85 Mustang.  So there is a good chance it is the Revell kit but I can't be sure since I haven't seen a Revell kit for this car. I hope that makes sense 

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I kept looking at the taillights wondering what was missing and they needed backup lights!  Out came my jar of Tamiya XF-2 Flat White paint and a thin brush and now I have backup lights!

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