Revell 68 Pontiac Firebird

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Well, starting a new build today, and I am going to attempt

to lower this thing, and add wiring.

It is the foose build, I plan on doing this one in a red, with the

Silver decals.

I have started work on the body.

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Keep it going, Firebirds are cool.

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Okay, so while priming I thought of a question that has always made me hum and huh. Is there any thing you can put a car body in, that keeps it 100 percent dust free and still allows it to dry? I'm not all spend spendy, so I'm looking for cheap ideas.

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And Primed, and sanded to 2000 grit.

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My fav Firebird body style,,,BTW,,those WW2 planes in background are awsome also!

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Nice start...

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Just put a cardboard box over the body while it's still on the paint stand.

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Thanks Tony, last night I was thinking, and I line the box with a plastic grocery bag, then I sit to paint jars in, sit the body on that, and then I use another bag and pull over the box, odd things happen when your sleep deprived!

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Don't use a cardboard box to cover fresh paint. The cardboard has loose dust and paper trapped on the face of it. Use a plastic rubbermaid container but only after wiping it down with a tack cloth.

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Don't use a cardboard box to cover fresh paint. The cardboard has loose dust and paper trapped on the face of it. Use a plastic rubbermaid container but only after wiping it down with a tack cloth.

I second this suggestion, and caution against using plastic grocery bags because plastic bags tend to generate static electric charge which will attract dust particles which may then end up in your paint.

in the tips thread/section on this forum you will find that some people use food dehydrators which have built in filters and the paint dries much faster.

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I would not be too concerned about little pieces of dust. You will get rid of them during the wetsanding process. I swear most of the dust that gets in paint seems to be dust that just happens to be floating down between the paintcan and the part. I use a old shoe box. Cover it immediatly after. I find it helps when its a little too humid.

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You cant really sand a metallic paint without screwing it up. Even a little sanding will change the color and start turning silver. Just happened to me with Plum crazy Purple from Model Masters.

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To combat dust during painting, get a cheap blow dryer with an anti frizz setting. This will ionize the plastic surface and help to keep off the dust. The ionizing removes the static charge from the plastic body.

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Okay, thanks for the tips, I love this forum for the depth of knowledge, and willingness to share that information.

I went out and bought a rubber maid container, and it is working wonders. What has helped even more was COMPLETLEY stripping my airbrush and cleaning it.

I noticed that it was shooting glumpy, congealed paint onto my model.

So, now that things are clean and it's working like the day I bought it.

I will have pictures later tonight, of the body after paint.

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