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Change this post... you wrote at the same moment ... thougt things were going well... I'm so desapointed...
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I watching your work and I feel your pain. The problems you are having is what stopped my 66 Batmobile project. The search for a deep gloss finish is maddening. I finally had to strip everything off and start over. I am slowly sanding the Batmobile body again. I fear doing the paint over and then applying all the decals. Best wishes!
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Ted,

I was using Zero paints gloss black, UK laquer very similar to Splash paints in USA. Was struggling to lay it down nice, working close with high psi. So I used the AK black base coat for their Extreme metals (knowing if I floaded this it would dry ok) and I've ended up with an excellent black gloss coat now its dried, except my vortex problem.

I put the AK base coat over grey laquer primer. The 3rd and last coat I mixed 50:50 with AK thinners. It didn't look the best wet, but as dried its self levelled and looks amazing

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A very light sanding with 4000 and 8000 grit micro cloths and this thing will really shine, pictures don't do the finish true effect


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I think that looks fabulous but I know in person it’s always better . Congrats and thanks for your tips.
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Congratulations... you did it !!!
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Was going to sand tonight................paint is sticky goo. I watched Flory model live on NMF last week and a few people complained about AK black base paint not drying [frown]

It was put down to freezing in transit.........but I'm fairly certain my paint hasn't been exposed to temperature extremes. Must be a bad batch, AK had early problems with the EM range and maybe this is old stock.

Bath of IPA time, fortunately the gooy mess has cleaned off very easy

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So sanding did't work ? Wath is IPA.?
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IPA is Isopropanol   an alchahol based solvent. It removes acrylic and laquer paints (if not clear coated, I don't think it disolves clear coats?) but doesn't touch plastic.

I use it to degrease models before painting and mixed 33% IPA to 66% water on a 100 ml mix add a few ml of retarder and flow improver = Bobby's home brew thinners.

http://www.genessis-models.co.uk/members-area/homebrew.html

A very good acrylic thinners as works with most brands and is very cheap to make, not as good a vallejo thinners with Vallejo, but thats the only exception I've found.

If you buy IPA look on ebay, you'll get 5L for about £10 instead of the silly prices model shops ask (thats for a 90%+ IPA)

Ted USA did a great expanation on it in a post he did once and I think he buys at his local Walmart off the shelf (that may be lower refine 80% stuff, but thats still fine to degrease models, make thinners (maybe 40% IPA to 60% water) and remove paint if need to).

I'm sure Ted will give more details when he reads this.

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Thank you so much... very very precious informations
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Looks like you guys have covered the main points about IPA. I use a lot of it. I have found it is helpful to clear my airbrush between acrylic colors. You can paint a small item with acrylic paint and then do a quick dip in IPA and it will smooth the paint. It has lots of uses.
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Nice tip Ted, makes it totally self level and I guess it does a weather at same time, sem i disolving gives a more aged look?


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I struugled with Zero primer, last time I tried to prep this car. I've not got pressure right and leaves bobbles (not so much me as the shape of this car, my excuse).


But I made a brilliant discovery tonight, how to smooth without removing primer from high points.........simple kitchen green scoarer, its plastic and barely touches the paint.

Thought I'd share this idea as it works great if primer is dry....may mean 3 coats of primer = 3 hours a coat, but I want this right. I got a new bottle of AK black base coat and tested, it dries, so I'll use this as my base black for the chrome.............this stuff is so easy to use, I tend to wet coat it and it just self levels to a perfect finish and dries great (well if its not a faulty batch 😉 )

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So priming done and after a misty, 1 very heavy wet AK black base coat for EM's............... looks nasty now but I know this will dry smooth............something in AK laquers makes em self level to perfection.

Kinda glad my last paint went wrong, had some horrible sinks in filling, very unusual seeing as how small they were. Never seen anything like it even with bigger fills on aircraft. Guess these little cars are are out to get me

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A few hours later, touched........finger print. But this is drying exceptionally nice.

I'll wait till weekend then 2K this finish.

another week then polish......

I'm wanting  a glasss black to appply the chrome to.

I really want this exterior to go well, so can start  interior, chrome bule shocks with semi gloss black springs should look sexy, shame they're 1 piece so cant get a true 3 d on em then titanium gold brake calipers, disc 1 piece with them, so the only weathering to fill the groves in the discs

that wet coat is still drying and looking better each time I look at it

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Hi Keith,

Looks nice so far... Can't wait to see the paint once dryied and leveled. Hope the result will be great... cross fingers.

Hooo... want to share something especially with you !!!!

Just ordered a model at the HobbyEasy Online store. Grab this opportunity ... the kit was only 20 pounds and free shipping.

Guess wath it is ???

A MERCEDES-BENZ 770k W150 TOURENWAGEN... !!!  it has a gloss black and chrome body just like yours... 


Pffffff... I love this model but I surely will need your advices before starting painting it. I'm sure you will help me.  

Here is the kit (ICM 35533) : 

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Really afraid of this one.... But happy to have it in my stash. Will be in my mailbox in about 10 days or so. 



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