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I did this one a while ago when I was just starting again in this hobby. I painted it first yellow. Then I sanded it to paint it blue but the paint job came out horrible. Next I'll try brake fluid to remove all paint and start over again. This one of those Snap Tites which can be easily disassembled. Is there a better method than brake fluid to remove paint?

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Or just leave it as is and move on to the next trying not to repeat fails

I thought of doing that but it is a nice kit that I like. I'll check out that purple power Christopher. The paint I used is the regular Testors. Thank you guys.

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Purple Power works great to remove paint,just remember to wear gloves when using it,and it will also strip chrome,if that doesn't work the next best thing I've used is Easy-Off oven cleaner (the yellow can),nasty stuff,but works great also. Gloves and eye protection are MANDATORY when using it,best used outside too if possible.............................Mark

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I agree with everybody on this one....I think they are all viable options.....Personally, I'd move onto the next one, and come back to it in about a year or so, if it still bothered me.....But, you're the only one to decide on that, Man......Like Chuck said, "Looks good where I'm sittin'"

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... The paint I used is the regular Testors. Thank you guys.

By "regular" Testors I assume you mean the ones that say "spray enamel" on the label. In that case, brake fluid or purple goo or oven cleaner should work fine to strip it.

If you're using Testors "Model Master" line products that say "lacquer" on the label, stripping may be a little more difficult. There is an entire thread devoted to paint stripping here: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=83153

Whatever you do, DO NOT use any hardware or big-box store "paint stripper". It WILL RUIN your model.

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Angel, I'll offer my personal experience with re-builds. I favor makeovers and touch-ups as opposed to a full on "Mulligan".

I've found many times that taking them apart and trying to salvage the kit to be pretty tough endeavor.

Always seems that even if I do manage to not break something, the parts just never seem to look/fit right a second time. I too, agree with friends that have said that this could be a good project to gauge your skill improvements.

For me, I've noticed two things about my builds: 1) The next one usually comes out (sometimes only slightly) better than the last and 2) It is seldom that I have ever finished a model to 100% completion as there is always one more thing to add.

About you model specifically, Over all, looks like a pretty solid build. I do like that shade of blue and your red stripes look quite straight and well lined up (I like the thinner one above the thicker one. I'd suggest trying some smaller detail painting and/or some other decals/stripes (I did that once to hide a thumb print I made during final assembly). The best part, If you still don't like the end results, you can always enact "plan A".

What ever you decide, I hope you'll keep us posted.

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I agree with the guys who are suggesting you leave it alone and move on to another project. Use this one as a learning experience. Later on you will be glad you left it alone so you can compare results and see the progress you have made. We all wish we could do a project over but as has already been said, sometimes taking them apart does more harm than good. Just MHO!

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It doesn't look that bad to me, either. All you need is a little more detail, like foiling the door handles and the logo on the side of the hood, adding black around the windshield glass, etc. A little paint detailing here and there, and you're good to go!

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Ok, I think I'll leave alone and as you guys say, do some details and that's it. Thank you all for your great responses. Truth is that I learned a lot of things with this project. Mistakes that I did not repeat on the next projects.

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