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QUOTE (scudbong @ 20 Mar 2012, 13:53) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Glad you like them guys and Munter your compliments are my favourite

They are Penelope Pitlane 13" sprayed cream and finished with a hubcap from a Ninco Porsche 356 wheel. I was pretty please with the way they came out.

Blimey where do I start?? I use full size car paints for a start from a shop in the UK called Halfords. I prime the cars and then give the primer a gentle going over with some 1500 grit wet and dry. I then leave the car on my spray tower (an old drink bottle with a crocodile clip wedge in the cap) in front of a warm radiator for a while until I'm ready to paint the top coat, usually the next day but I've often done it on the same day as well. When I'm ready to paint I put the spray can in some hot water for 5 minutes or so and then give it a good shake (after drying it) and then give the car a few light coats and then heavier ones, Usually about 5 coats in total. Between each coat I put the can back in the hot water and give it another shake. I always spray outside, preferbly on a sunny day and when I'm painting I try to spray heavy enough so that the paint looks really wet when the sun reflects off of it but not too heavy so that I get runs. This part obviously takes practice and I find that new cans of paint have more pressure and are easier to achieve a decent finish with. I then leave to dry for 24 hours and then give the body a polish with some full size car polish, I don't laquer my cars. If i'm not happy with the finish I give the car another rub down with some more 1500 grit and then give it another blast of paint.

Thanks again for the compliments,

if you have the odd blemish in an otherwise good "rattle can" paint job you can always cut/polish them out , providing you have put enough paint on in the first place. it also saves risking any further coats of paint obliterating shut lines and other details. a light going over with (wet) 1500/2000g paper followed by a fine cutting compound (i use "3m finess-it") should leave a decent finish. once you have completed any other detail painting , a final polish with autoglym super resin polish (or similar light/non abraisive polish) will really buff the paint to a fantastic shine. if you apply any polish to the paint before detailing you risk loosing adhesion to your chosen detail finish. a high standard of paint really isnt difficult but if you you are unsure , practice on a couple of other items first (plastic bottles or similar) as its better to use a little more paint than "trash" a good shell!
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