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Making an '80 Ford Bronco DIRTY.

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    November 2005
Making an '80 Ford Bronco DIRTY.
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 5, 2003 2:24 PM

I started a RM 1980 Ford Bronco about 3 months ago, got a great teal(automotive paint) and tan(Testors) two tone around the wheel wells, and when I went to gloss coat it with Tamiya gloss it acutally made the Testors paint buckle. Rather that just strip the whole thing down in engine degreaser(being that the @#$%^&*!!! thing is just about done), I figure I can hide the damage with some fender skirts and mud and dirt.

The question is, how do I simulate that?

Suggestions are appreciated!


  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 5, 2003 3:40 PM

Or how about a reason why the Tamiya gloss coat would have made the Testors tan paint buckle?
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    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 4:30 AM
The reason the Testors crazed is this, Testors tan is enamel, Tamiya clear is laquer, it has a stronger or "hotter" base to it, and will cause "cooler based" paints like enamel or acrylic water base paints to wrinkle.

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  • From: UK
Posted by gregers on Sunday, May 11, 2003 6:34 PM
You could try using a mixture of brown paint and talcum or baby powder. I used it on a Landrover that i did as a beat up farm truck and it looked nice and dirty also you could mask the area covered by the wipers and give it a dust coat of the same brown...Gregers
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