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@Artie-DL&W posted:

Hi, does anyone know why this crazing appears after painting? I’ve sanded them out and applied another coat in a few places, but I don’t want to put on too many coats. Could I be spraying too close or heavy? I’m using Rustoleum gray primer, and the blue final coat is also Rustoleum. Thanks, I want to finish this build.2B5EFCD2-2D5E-4736-9B77-8F91FDECF9D7

Did you wash you model before primer? That’s called Crows Feet it’s caused when there’s a residue or your model and the paint is having a reaction to the primer like mixing lacquer acrylics and enamel paints. Although most primers are  resisted to this some are not also the oil from you fingers will do this if you handled it. After sanding did you wash it with a mild soap? If you did not wash it after sanding you probably brought out more mold release in the plastic I would soak this in Brake fluid for a couple days till the paint bubbles off of it then clean it off real good then wash it was soap and water I would use Dawn dishwashing liquid let it dry for at least several hours do not touch the model with your bare hands then paint it again with primer let the primer dry for at least a day and then paint it with very light coats building up to your main color

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😁 Hello Agiain my Cousins'.. Latest restoraton projects in the que'.. Both of these items were listed as 1:43 scale vehicles.  Upon arrival they are not. Ebay Sellers are not on their game lately when it comes to scales'...👺

The Caddy ambulance,  is a 1:32 scale vehicle.  The T Bird is a 1:36 scale vehicle.  Here is their current appearance... The Ambulance has a triple A battery compartment. When the rear wheels turn it activates the red light. The bulb is shot, but the circuit component is intact.  I'll see if I bring it back to life....

The hood and trunk open on the Bird, and there's a motor in side, along with a carpeted trunk liner... Next photos posted will be finished restorations...😉





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Thanks, Lee. Yes, I wash all the parts in Dawn to remove the mold release, and then let it dry for a couple of days. From then on I handle the model with surgical gloves. I use paints from the same brands also. The primer laid down nicely. I think I painted too soon after priming, and since we had warm weather I may have painted with too much humidity in the air. In addition, I think I moved in too close with the spray can to avoid breezes. I use a large cardboard box as a booth, and paint outside. I sanded down the crows feet, now, and wiped the area with a paper towel and distilled water. I’ll wait until the next warm spell. I think you can see it’s only a small area. It should only take a very light coat at this point.

Thanks for the advice, and I’ll let you all know how it comes out. Take care, Artie.

@Artie-DL&W posted:

Thanks, Lee. Yes, I wash all the parts in Dawn to remove the mold release, and then let it dry for a couple of days. From then on I handle the model with surgical gloves. I use paints from the same brands also. The primer laid down nicely. I think I painted too soon after priming, and since we had warm weather I may have painted with too much humidity in the air. In addition, I think I moved in too close with the spray can to avoid breezes. I use a large cardboard box as a booth, and paint outside. I sanded down the crows feet, now, and wiped the area with a paper towel and distilled water. I’ll wait until the next warm spell. I think you can see it’s only a small area. It should only take a very light coat at this point.

Thanks for the advice, and I’ll let you all know how it comes out. Take care, Artie.

Humidity does play a big factor but if it was me I would dig the box and paint in the open boxes sometimes can get paint dust while painting even though the box is clean. I’ve also painted outside in the warm weather then take it inside to soon and house will be cool and the paint has a reaction to it.  

😁 Hello Agiain my Cousins'.. Latest restoraton projects in the que'.. Both of these items were listed as 1:43 scale vehicles.  Upon arrival they are not. Ebay Sellers are not on their game lately when it comes to scales'...👺

The Caddy ambulance,  is a 1:32 scale vehicle.  The T Bird is a 1:36 scale vehicle.  Here is their current appearance... The Ambulance has a triple A battery compartment. When the rear wheels turn it activates the red light. The bulb is shot, but the circuit component is intact.  I'll see if I bring it back to life....

The hood and trunk open on the Bird, and there's a motor in side, along with a carpeted trunk liner... Next photos posted will be finished restorations...😉





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You got that right Ted those eBayer are horrible these days. Like you I’ve gotten stiffed on the scale size. These days if I see something I want and don’t recognize the scale I google it first then if it’s right I’ll bid on it. Good luck with it

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Lee, Looks like you have a great start on the fire engine! I see it has gold trim around the door. Did you free hand paint that?

Artie, Most likely there is something on the primer. Since you have re sanded it and washed it again, I would suggest to wipe it down with Wax & Tar remover and let it dry for a day or 2.

Ted, Good luck on your new project cars! I feel your pain I was told once everything was 1/48-1/50. So I bought the lot. When it got here the only thing right was one truck everything else would work perfect for HO Layout! I am looking forward to seeing the finished product!

@Artie-DL&W posted:

Thanks, Mike. I just realized I need to paint that stake trailer a more realistic color than that yellow!

Great thing about the hobby Artie, our work is never finished'.. Everytime we look at the layout we see yet another project that requires our attention...  Nice looking vehicles and layout'...

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@lee drennen posted:

The Purple kinda of Nail Polish remover with a Q tip dip it and rub on the lettering gently and wipe with another Qtip

To remove paint I sometimes soak them in brake fluid in a tub with a lid on it for a week great when you have other projects going on or Air craft paint remover for metal models for faster results and never put resin models in brake fluid it turns them into a big wad of chewing gum

Ted, that's a big restoration job right there...nicely detailed vehicles.  Looking forward to seeing the finished products!

Lee, that "fire engine" red color is spot on...you've got the makings a sharp looking unit right there, especially with the accessories you've added!

Artie, you've got some nice rigs there...I'm in the process of building my fleet a little at a time...

All you guys have incredible skill and blessed with patience in bringing your restorations to life...I'm hoping to finish off the scenery today showing the diesel soaked ground surrounding the "Charles Street Yard".  From decades ago, I can still remember the smell of diesel and the appearance of the black ground from NH units running 24 hours a day.  I'll post a pic later on today...

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