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 Post subject: Problems
PostPosted: Wed 15 Jul 2015 22:52 pm 
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the nightmare continues on this model, the proper car paint that I used has melted 3 bodies using many different primers.
Finally I applied it using coats that could hardly be seen for weeks. with the clear coats finished it looked really good, deep and metallic. I left it for a week to harden.
I had to make the windows, so Covered the paint with tissue and loose fitting elastic bands..
3 nights later, windows finished, I removed the protection to find that the tissue and loose elastic bands had marked the paint.
Now the marks are rubbed down (again)
but to spray it again.....................................
At last the question.
Masking the windows.
Tamiya and any other tapes leave residue, so far tiny dots of masking fluid and greaseproof paper (3 ply) is the best remedy, but need other ideas please, gentle on the clear plastic, no residue but able to withstand nasty cellulose paints.


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 Post subject: Re: PVA wood glue
PostPosted: Wed 15 Jul 2015 23:02 pm 
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I'm guessing you're building a car, so I've split your post from the PVA wood glue thread, as you seem to have moved on :shrug:

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul 2015 23:21 pm 
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Hi Ratch, will I still get an email of any replies?


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Did you get one for my previous reply :shrug:

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: Fri 17 Jul 2015 19:48 pm 
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"I've split your post from the PVA wood glue thread"
Sorry Ratch being a bit thick. So what heading is it under now?


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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: Thu 13 Aug 2015 21:45 pm 
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Ok, I've now tried practically all primers to save the Mini body from the heat of a cellulose rattle can

So.....

I need an HFF British Racing Green pearlescent paint that will go through my airbrushes, or a combination of with a high gloss varnish to finish.
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 Post subject: Re: Problems
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Have you tried a Rover/MG dealer (or even Halfords) - you should be able to decant and thin a HFF touch-up kit to go through your airbrush, and from a quick look on e-bay the kits come with compatible laquer. But you might need to buy a second kit to have enough laquer - when I was customising 1:1 cars I always found I needed a lot more finishing coats than colour coats to get the final depth I wanted, particularly for some reason with pearlescent green (red and black were much more economical).

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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: Sat 15 Aug 2015 00:05 am 
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decant and thin a HFF touch-up kit?

Brilliant Idea.

I'm going to try getting the depth on acrylics first. (I've ordered them before I saw your idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!)


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 Post subject: Re: Problems
PostPosted: Sat 15 Aug 2015 12:05 pm 
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Well, it has worked for me before, but it's not an original idea, I'm afraid the identity of the 'old hand' who passed it on to me is lost in the mists of time (mid-'60s, I suspect).

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