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Italeri CH-47F Chinook Replacement Glass

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Italeri CH-47F Chinook Replacement Glass
Posted by RobertT on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:45 PM

Had a brain fart and sprayed flat clear over the glass and now all of it is clouded.  I'm needing six flat windows, two bubbles, and a canopy.  Any ideas on where to source?

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:38 AM

Hello!

Now stay cool - although I know it might be hard to do - maybe you can still save your glass. First question is what exactly did you spray on? If it's not some kind of hot lacquer, then you still have a lot of options. First - clean it up with some solvent - just don't use anything that would damage your glass further. Test the solvent on some scrap material first. If it's acrylic, windex might help you. If it's enamle you might try airbrush thinner (like I wrote, test it first - and hurry, it would only work for the first few hours after application). So, what clear exactly did you use?

The second option would be to polish it out. You would probably need to wait until the clear is really dry, then you can use polishing compound or even toothpaste in a pinch, and tissue and polish the glass. Potentially it can even turn out better than it was before - on the condition that the solvent from the clear didn't eat into the glass too deep.

Hope it helps - let me know how everything turned out and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:12 AM

You could try spraying the glass with gloss clear as well. If the dullcoat isn't too thick, the gloss will restore the glass to its former clear, shiny glory.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:29 AM

Disregard.  Double post.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:29 AM

He asked how to save in the techniques page.  Tamiya TS rattle can.

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Posted by RobertT on Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:06 PM
I sprayed it with Tamiya TS-80 Flat Clear.
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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:44 PM
That is a lacquer-based paint. I would try some glosscoat over it to see if that takes care of it.

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Posted by RobertT on Friday, June 4, 2021 12:24 PM

Was able to salvage.  Thanks for the input on spare parts.

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, June 4, 2021 12:28 PM
Good deal. How did you end up fixing/salvaging them?

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  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:33 AM

RobertT;

      I am glad to hear you salvaged them. Might I ask, How?

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