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Resin RM 70 challenger flat hood problems


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Hey guys, months ago I purchased a 70 challenger flat hood for the 1/24 RM kit and some other items from a well known caster. They had numerous pinholes in them and I painted and used one piece and it came out fine since they were under the surface. I only recently prepped the hood and it seems like much more work than its worth. Im not sure what some of you would do. I dont buy much resin parts so I wouldn't know what is acceptable and what is trash. This caster has always seemed to have good reviews on his items. It did fit well at least. I was just trying to fill in the holes with dabs of tamiya primer. I'm just frustrated right now, if anyone knows who else makes one, let me know, thanks 

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I suggest contacting the caster and asking for one that is worth what you paid.

I've never had a caster that didn't at least try to fix a problem, but I've also never had someone send me one that obviously never should have been sent to a customer.

You might even want to start your message with "the guys on my forum sad..." so that they know that you've got an audience.

If you don't get satisfaction, make sure you let us know who the offender is.

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If this caster is who I think it is I have bought some hoods and other pieces from them in the past. The hoods were of “ok” quality but I ordered I believe 6 hoods total and out of those 4 were so thin and warped so badly that 1 of them even broke when I tried to straighten it out. I’ve been debating on whether or not to try it again but understandably I’m a bit apprehensive.

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Don’t. Waste of money. Casters rarely get better. Couple guys on Bay ok, few others. 
Lousy work need calling out. 

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29 minutes ago, iBorg said:

You could use it for a rust  bucket Challenger. I agree, pretty much useless.

I was thinking about that, but I'd have to get a whole 'nother kit to change my theme 

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On 5/22/2022 at 2:04 PM, MeatMan said:

I suggest contacting the caster and asking for one that is worth what you paid.

I've never had a caster that didn't at least try to fix a problem, but I've also never had someone send me one that obviously never should have been sent to a customer.

You might even want to start your message with "the guys on my forum sad..." so that they know that you've got an audience.

If you don't get satisfaction, make sure you let us know who the offender is.

Thanks to your suggestion I scraped up the courage to email him and he was nice about it and offered to send new hoods ( I bought a hood for a different car at the same time, it had bubbles, but not as bad. Hopefully good news arrives in my mailbox soon 

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