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    November 2005
what do you think
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 25, 2003 7:45 PM
i just took an old 1970 chevy chevelle i did a few years ago and cleaned it up and used a turtle wax polishing compound and scratch remover it worked pretty good it really brought out the paint job to a nice shine. any one else ever use this before
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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, April 26, 2003 6:07 AM
I never have myself, but I have heard of others who use automotive waxes, and they work fine. I would just be sure to not use anything too abrasive unless you are using auto paints as well, as hobby enamel is soft compared to auto paints. Sure would like to see a photo there Deano.
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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Saturday, April 26, 2003 7:19 AM
Haven't ever used turtle wax - I might give it a try.
I usually use Meguiar's yellow wax - kinda expensive, but for 1/24 scale cars, a bottle lasts years and years. Make sure you let the paint dry COMPLETELY. For enamels I wait at least two weeks, sometimes more. I also use a lot of automotive acrylics (nasty to styrene, but ok if you're careful) and that dries more quickly. try and post a picture of your Chevelle - always did like them

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 26, 2003 11:39 AM
THANKS GUYS I DID THE CHEVELLE A LONG TIME AGO ILL POST A PICTURE SOON WHEN I GET SOME FILM TO PHOTOGRAPH IT BUT ITS PRETTY COOL
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Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Saturday, April 26, 2003 11:56 AM
Looking forward to seeing that picture of your Chevy ... sounds like a good technique for bringing back faded paint.

FreedomEagle1953

Chicago, IL area

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