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1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible L89

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  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, April 15, 2022 7:11 AM

I would welcome a tutorial on touchups as well!  I don't know of anyone who does have a tutorial on this.  It is something so basic and easy, yet frustrating at the same time!  Just how much paint can I use on a burn-out?  Will it polish out and almost disappear??

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, April 15, 2022 7:48 AM

Hi;

       What I have found is this.If you can go to your lowest pressure and Then Just frost it with a mix of 80% clear and 20% color! Oops, Sorry Mike, that's for a real car and you are using Dupli-Color.

        I used to brush on a very thin coat (decanted) around the Doors and such and then level the paint up to that. Burn throughs are a pain and hard to fix, maybe when you start to get a good sheen then Lighten up the pressure to almost being like dusting it off , that may help.

   I think It looks amazing AND I love the color choice and work you've done so far!

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Saturday, April 16, 2022 8:33 AM

After much preparation, I added another coat of paint to the hood only to have fogging and pin holes in the paint!  I knew I should have washed the hood first!  But, then I discovered a crack in the paint.  Now, this is not on the edge where I have added some styrene to extend the hood, but inboard about 1/4 inch from the edge.  Ihave decided to toss the hood into a tub with some Easy-Off Oven Cleaner, remove the paint and start all over again! 

More Corvette to come...

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, April 16, 2022 8:46 AM

Now that DOES suck!! Sorry bout dat Mike. Looking forward to the fix man.

                   

 

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Posted by Mr Mike on Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:01 AM

Thanks Joe!  I need to repair the crack and I don't know how deep it goes.  If it is just in the paint, the crack should disappear.  If it is on the hood, I will have to bodywork the hood.

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, April 16, 2022 10:32 AM

Man, that sucks. I have a friend who paints cars for a living. He's one of the best I've ever seen. Totally show quality work always. He will repaint parts of cars several times before he is satisfied with it. The end result is stunning. You will get there, keep going.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, April 17, 2022 7:44 AM

Yeah, it does suck!  Big time!  But, I will fix it and get past it.  I'm not trying to get a show-quality finish, just a good finish.  

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, April 17, 2022 2:51 PM

The hood has had the paint removed, been washed and now for it is ready for more bodywork!  Oh joy!  Have I ever mentioned that I hate bodywork?  I do!  The crack goes all the way through the hood and I am figuring a way to repair it.  I also have to add a coating of filler over the top of the hood and sand it all smooth.

More Corvette to come...

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, April 21, 2022 8:40 AM

This is more like it!  This is just a quick coat of Tamiya Fine Surface Grey Primer on the hood.  Another coat of primer maybe and then several coats of Dupli-Color Forest Green Pearl!

More Corvette to come...

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 21, 2022 1:07 PM

Nice save Mike

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, April 21, 2022 8:58 PM

Thanks John!

I have painted the hood this afternoon!  Dupli-Color Forest Green Pearl!  I let this gas out for a day or two and then start the polishing phase.

More Corvette to come...

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, April 22, 2022 1:55 PM

I noticed that my last painting sesson left some places on the hood undercolored.  I added another coat or two to the hood.  Then, the crack reappeared in the upper right hand corner of the hood.  I am done chasing this crack around and will leave the paint as is and polish it.  This was suppose to be a quick and simple build and then the cracks appeared on the hood.  I'm just going to assemble the 'Vette and be done with it.

More Corvette to come...

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:17 PM

The Corvette is in the midst of Bare Metal Foil and final assembly before clearcoat.

More Corvette to come...

 

 

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, May 2, 2022 12:59 PM

I clearcoated my 'Vette with Tamiya TS-13 Gloss Clear.  Maybe another coat and then some polishing.

More Corvette to come...

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by lurch on Monday, May 2, 2022 7:24 PM

Keep up the great job. Its looking good.

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Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, May 5, 2022 9:29 PM

Thanks lurch!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, May 8, 2022 3:46 PM

I have finished my '68 Vette L89.  

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, May 8, 2022 3:49 PM

A few more...

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 8, 2022 4:49 PM

Turned out great Mike.  Fought you a bit, but in the end you pulled off a nice finish.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, May 9, 2022 8:41 AM

Thank you, John!  I seem to have some trouble with painting hoods lately.  I'm working on it!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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fox
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Posted by fox on Monday, May 9, 2022 10:23 PM

Excellent Mike! Wouldn't expect anything else after all that hard work. Toast Toast Toast

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 8:27 AM

fox

Excellent Mike! Wouldn't expect anything else after all that hard work. Toast Toast Toast

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 

Thank you, Jim!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, June 11, 2022 9:35 AM

Great looking Vette. Love those C3's.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:26 PM

Oh MY!

          Hey Mr.Mike ! It's gorgeous and especially cause it's Green! Love the work!

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  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:44 PM

Great looking model. I love the green color.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, June 11, 2022 9:28 PM

Nice metalflake!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, June 12, 2022 10:14 AM

Thanks guys!  I appreciate the comments!

TheMongoose

Nice metalflake! 

The color is actually a pearl/metallic, not a metalflake which is much larger.

 

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