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Old Aug 04, 2011, 08:05 PM
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You don't have a talented clone near the mid-east Canadian border by any chance..??

That is awesome work..

Ray
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Old Aug 04, 2011, 08:08 PM
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clone

Thank you, all it takes is reading the label of the rattle can, let me try to clone myself, would epoxy work ? !!!
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 06:57 PM
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repair process

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Old Aug 05, 2011, 07:10 PM
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every picture tells a story

part of the repair process !, have fun.....
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 08:04 PM
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Alvaro, are you spraying urethane or acrylic enamel?
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 08:16 PM
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Yeah, that's some impressively smooth paint! I'd think you were color sanding these if I didn't see the pic with masking still in place. What's the trick?
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 08:21 PM
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I will shoot

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Alvaro, are you spraying urethane or acrylic enamel?
anything you want, the pic of the pike is a catalyzed acrylic enamel.
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 08:29 PM
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Yeah, that's some impressively smooth paint! I'd think you were color sanding these if I didn't see the pic with masking still in place. What's the trick?
Just read the directions on the label of the rattle can and a good wrist motion
Also buy a super gun of your choice and spend time with it...you will get there !
Almost no wet color sanding, one light pass w/ 2000 grit to give it the "classic car look".


Thanks,

Alvaro
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 08:47 PM
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cost

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Alvaro, are you spraying urethane or acrylic enamel?
Paint has gone to the roof, a quart of acrylic enamel is in the $40 range visavi $80 to 90 to 110 for the
urethane and if you need a professional color match other than mine the quart will set you back an additional $40 (without a formulation).
The Restoration Shop enamel lays very flat provided the primer is properly applied and treated.
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 09:07 PM
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Alvaro, what do you recommend for a fuse paint job. Last winter I stripped and repainted my Ava fuse with an automotive enamel via a rattle can. It looks decent but is not sticking as well as I'd like.

Dan in Dallas..
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 10:07 PM
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abrade

w/ 180 grit, prime, abrade w/ 400 and paint, (please bear in mind I am stating this in general terms and without seeing and feeling the surface of the model / braille ?) good luck !
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 11:38 PM
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Good deal on the repairs. I shoot PPG and Sherwin Williams urethane with really good results. The SW really lays down when you shoot it. But I have been thinking of switching to acrylic enamel because of the cost and being a little less toxic to shoot.

PM me about where you are getting your paint. Tri City did a lousy job paint matching when I went there, but the SW in escondido did well with matching urethane. I'd be interested in trying someone else because I have some RAL numbers that nobody can match because the european colors have lead in them.
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Old Aug 07, 2011, 08:42 AM
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color match

Aaron - TCP has done very accurate work for me,
in addition they always are very cordial at the counter.
Perhaps you are not getting the results you are after due
to the primer ?
Presently I am experimenting with tinting some of my color
applications in an effort to save a bit of paint...
it is not "rocket science" !

Alvaro
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assistant plane doctor"
(Ken Kaye is the official
plane doctor)


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Good deal on the repairs. I shoot PPG and Sherwin Williams urethane with really good results. The SW really lays down when you shoot it. But I have been thinking of switching to acrylic enamel because of the cost and being a little less toxic to shoot.

PM me about where you are getting your paint. Tri City did a lousy job paint matching when I went there, but the SW in escondido did well with matching urethane. I'd be interested in trying someone else because I have some RAL numbers that nobody can match because the european colors have lead in them.
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 02:08 PM
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I saw Murphs Target last night. It was way above and beyond. Great job AC. Worth every penny.
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 07:41 PM
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thank you !

David...has he flown it, just curious.
He did a very cool color scheme !


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I saw Murphs Target last night. It was way above and beyond. Great job AC. Worth every penny.
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