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  1. I polished the roof and I wet sanded and polished the deck lid. Can't see much difference. There wasn't much if any orange peel so that may be why.
  2. I see this kit every time I go to HL. May have to pick one up. I'll be watching this build.
  3. Nicely put Steven. Is that solder for your linkage and if so what size?
  4. My wife and I went and looked at that dark blue 51 Chevy in the Dream Museum here locally a couple years ago to see about buying it. It just had to many issues for me. I talked with the new owner at the cruise-in and he had trouble with it when he bought it but has it all lined out. Very nice little grocery getter.
  5. Yeah my wife and I love the hospitality of the small towns. You meet the nicest people at these cruise-in's and the cars and trucks are something to behold.
  6. Yup. Gluing any and all assemblies together first and then painting them is what I do. I cut almost everything from the trees as flash needs to be removed before painting. I normally glue the parts to a skewer or tape it to a paint stirring g stick to spray paint them.
  7. Seth, I've seen the Mr Hobby products on ebay and Amazon. I just prefer to buy locally that way if I need something it's just a 10 min trip to the hobby shop and if they don't have it in stock they can get it in the next day or two and no shipping cost. I pulled the Nova body and hood out of the drink (91% Isopropyl Alcohol) this morning. I was worried it may loosen the glue on the hood scoop but all is good. Like the test body I stripped the Nova same way. It just requires a little sanding and a lite prime and it's ready to paint. This solution doesn't seem to have any affect on t
  8. Wife and I headed to a Cruise-in yesterday morning to a small town about 35 min away. Saw some old friends and meet some really nice people. Food and drinks were FREE. No registration just donations. I'm thinking there were about 150+ registered cars & trucks There was a Ford trackor that had a flathead V8 that sounded like a race car and the fellow would start it up once in a while. It was nice to get out again and swap lies ☺ The Red 49 Chevy Pickup is ours.
  9. Thanks Mike/Dave. Since this is just a test body I'm trying to get a nice shiny finish. I need a process for myself that I can repeat. If the Impala paint works out I'll try and repeat it on the Nova body which is currently in the drink.
  10. Mike, I'm not going to hold my breath. We'll see once I wet sand and polish it. I'm hoping for the best and expecting the worst.
  11. Nice looking coupe Rick. Is that at 32?
  12. Yeah....I think I read somewhere to let is set for a week or more and that's what I plan on doing. I'll wet sand it EVER SO LIGHTLY with 4000, 6000, 12,000 then polish it with Novus 2. Fingers crossed on this one.
  13. So Dave.....you think I should wet sand this or just polish it? I finally got something worth keeping so I don't want to mess it up. Haha....you are right. I was getting frustrated and on the verge of giving up.
  14. Looks good man. Love the blue.
  15. If this still looks good in the morning I will repaint my Nova with Tamiya XF-19 Sky Grey and use the TS-13 the same way. Wife and I are taking our 49 Chevy pickup to a cruise-in tomorrow and there is rain on Sunday so I'll try and paint it on Monday. I'll need to pick up another can of the TS-13.
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