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Love it, some good advice here. One thing I do now when I paint is let it sit for like two to three days before I apply decals and a clear coat. Sometimes I don't bother with the clear coat.
My best paint job so far.
Instead of clear coat, I now use "future style" acrylic floor wax on all my models (die cast and styrene kits)It self levels, and is (fairly) easily removable without attacking the paintprotects the paint from chips and seals the decals It also helps give clear parts a "not thick" look if dipped in itIt disolves its self so be careful with multiple coats, but that makes fixing holidays very easy as it will blend in
I was using the J&J Pledge, but was informed this weekend at the slot car track it is now discontinuedI am bummed, I use it alotAt least I have a full bottle I bought last yearI hear price gouging is going on on ebayAmazon has a bunch of others listed, but, you always hate to move from something that gives great results
I only joined this hobby initially to send in cars from kotm but then I discovered this forum and realized that there's a lot more I could do,if you've seen my mods on the showroom thread I'm by no means the greatest and I've so far sent out 4 entries to competitions with about 3 more on standby I do this mainly because I enjoy it,even if my cars are slow and aren't the best in terms of looks I enjoy the process and enjoy being able to show my work to others dedicated to this hobby.Overall I appreciate your tips to doing better as far as painting your mods and I mainly use spray paint I get from hobby lobby and Michaels yet I did get a air brush unit a couple months ago but I still have yet to fully understand how it works so I've been sticking with spray paint.
Anyone encountered CitriStrip-resistant paint? Does this have to be mechanically removed, or do I just keep it in the CitriStrip/plastic bag longer? Should I move to 409 or oven cleaner?
Thanks in advance!