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i am good at doing the underside and interior of cars but the shells a different story ,as its the bit most seen by people how do u guys prepare and paint your shells, ps im a fussy bastard lol

PS: gonna start my 64 first ,i bought the following colours magenta ,kandy purple and candy lime green what colour should i do will a gold base go well with any of these or should i just primer it only ,also got a 65 and will probably do that magenta .
 

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Not sure I followed 64 there.
Step 1 remove all sprue stubs from the hood and body, carefully sand away any flashing aronf the edges, fill any defects or sink holes and lightly sand, inspect ti and make sure its perfect
Step 2 Wash it with a toothbrush and dish soap, dishsoap cuts the oils well
Step 3 Pat it dry, make sure its totally dry before painting
Make sure all the lint and dust is gone
Step 4 Apply 3 to 4 light coats of primer
Step 5 wet sand with 3200, inspect for defects or scatches and sand more if necessary, repeat 2 through 5 if needed
step 6 Apply color , this could ba a base coat and kandy or a solid color or pearl whatever, start with light coats and let the paint build up slowly so you don't bury the details
Step 7 Clear coat if needed or required
Step 8 polish and wax if needed



Sometimes I also apply the BMF for chrome before I clear coat, the same for decals

See whow the one in my Avitar shines?Big Poppa can vouche for my methods and results



Last edited by dag65 at Sep 18 2003, 12:00 PM
 

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Originally posted by dag65@Sep 18 2003, 09:58 AM
" start with light cats and let the pain build up slowly"






You had me until right about here!!! lol =)

Just busting your chops homie. This is the process that I follow too.
 

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Originally posted by Armando Ranflitas+Sep 18 2003, 10:20 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Armando Ranflitas @ Sep 18 2003, 10:20 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--dag65@Sep 18 2003, 09:58 AM
" start with light cats and let the pain build up slowly"






You had me until right about here!!! lol =)

Just busting your chops homie. This is the process that I follow too.[/b][/quote]
lol I like the furry look! Damn should have spell checked.
At least its in english, still trying to figure out dem, dat, and ima :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by cleverlos@Sep 18 2003, 12:06 PM
What process do you use to polish or wax the clear on the models?
I use a variety of stuff depending on how much polishing it needs.
Generally once I get to the clear coat I start with a 6000 or 8000 grit polishing pad and work up to the 12000, these kits can be found at the hobby shop or online for about$15 and contain 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000, 12000. They can be used wet or dry and last a long time.
Then I usually use Meguires plastic polish and plastic cleaner. Liquid polishes that bring up that mirror shine.If I need soemthing more sgressive i use a cleaner wax which has more of a cutting action. And last a nice carnuba wax, I prefer Meguires.
 

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after i wash it, i light sand everything with a fine 800 grit under running water. If the body needs any filler work, i do that and then spray gray primer, if it's all good after that i follow up with white primer. After white primer is dry, I smooth it by slightly wet sanding it with 1200-1500 sandpaper. Then i start to lay the mist coats.Usually about 3. 3200 grit for the dust, then lay the first wet coat. I spray the paint until it starts to look wet, but before it starts to run. Wet 3600 for dust, and smooth out with higher grit (or toothpaste) Wash it again. After it dries, spray the second wet coat and leave the paint to cure for at least 4-5 days for lacquers, and a good 10 days for enamels.

After the mist coats


The final product after polishing and waxing


polishing and waxing is for another day
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Originally posted by 1ofaknd@Sep 18 2003, 02:31 PM
another option for polishing is Novus 1 and 2. just don't touch it anymore after you wax it. ;) lol
true these are basically the same as Meguires
 

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Originally posted by The Mad Modeler@Sep 18 2003, 08:14 PM
i usually boil my "shells" and then once they are done, i drain the water out in a strainer and then add the cheese :biggrin: :thumbsup: damn i'm hungry again just thinking about it. :0
i frist thought i waas gonna learn some new technique......
 
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