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Old 12-24-2012, 11:53 AM
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Warm water bath. And keep them indoors as much as possible between coats.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:54 PM
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If using masking tape, how long do you wait to remove the tape? Do you pull the tape as soon as you finish painting (so the paint doesn't soak into the tape and mess up the edge?) or do you wait until the paint is dry, so you don't touch an unpainted area with paint covered tape?

And, what is the best way to remove paint from lexan? Q-tip and denatured alcohol, fingernail polish remover, something else? I don't mean like erase a complete hood - just a couple of small spots where the tape wasn't sealed along the edge and there isn't a clean edge.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:14 AM
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definitely wait for it to dry

denatured alcohol works awesome. Don't use fingernail polish- it has acetone in it and may fog up the Lexan.
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Sometimes you can just rub off with a tooth pick.
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What should I use to thin Fascolor paints? My hobby shop can't seem to get Fasthinner. I have Fascleaner, Createx airbush cleaner and windex. Suggestions?
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Good info in here!
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:55 PM
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great thread!
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by dmartin View Post
What should I use to thin Fascolor paints? My hobby shop can't seem to get Fasthinner. I have Fascleaner, Createx airbush cleaner and windex. Suggestions?
Get the AutoAir 4011 flash reducer. I've tried all the tricks and it, by far, is the best. It also helps prevent dry tip.
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What can I spray on the inside of my bodies to help prevent the paint from scratching off? Any suggestions for a coating? I've been using my daughters thin duck-tape. Pretty colors.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:47 PM
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I use Krylon Clear coat.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:21 PM
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thank you for response, I'll get some
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:12 PM
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I know this is old but none of the pictures can be seen.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by snuvet75 View Post
I know this is old but none of the pictures can be seen.
^^^
What he said.
I just joined, and I'm wondering how to paint all the chrome trim on my 56 Nomad.
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:08 PM
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Hers how I do it....

http://youtu.be/KAB6wkMiGqg
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:54 PM
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Man...It's too bad the pictures don't show up on the first pages of this thread tutorial. It really helped me out when I first started painting.
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