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#1 Mark Onofri

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Posted 14 October 2023 - 05:48 PM

I went to the craft store.After I received CPR from a overdose of pumpkin spice, I think I'll be okay. They have everything pumpkin spice scented. Probably even, I won't say it. But, I bet they do.
So, following Brian and Jay's advice from part 1, I procured these goodies. Not sure if I'll post anything tonight, I'm still a little bit confused from the pumpkin spice.

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Posted 14 October 2023 - 05:49 PM

PS: I also procured the erasers, just in case.

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Posted 14 October 2023 - 07:18 PM

Until I regain lucidity and, I'm capable of coherent thought,feast your eyes on these.
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Posted 15 October 2023 - 04:13 PM

I see your Camaro, who painted the other six bodies?  In your first photo, I thought you were going to tell us you bought a Cricut. My wife has a basic machine, I've never used it. It does great stick-on lettering but someday I'll play around with cutting reverse masking. At the moment, I don't have a need.

 

All colored markers aren't the same. Test how yours work. Spray the interior with a top coat of white or silver. Let dry well then mark over the interior with your colored markers. That's how Eddie Macdonald did interiors. When detailing bodies, use Jay's instructions.


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Posted 15 October 2023 - 05:48 PM

Sorry Bill, no Camero in the picture and,no circut . Aside from that, I painted them all.
When I first started working,if I pissed off the owners, I would be sentenced to fabercating miles of sprinkler pipe. We used a "tecpen"(I think). Anyway, the paint pens that I bought are, well, I guess you could say a homeowner version. They have a wick like tip and, well, I'll post it when I get to that point.

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Posted 15 October 2023 - 10:40 PM

I'm surprised that I didn't think of this sooner. By enlarging a picture of the work in progress, I can find all (most) of the flaws. Having a highlighter function really helps. Less to remember.
Sure glad the effects of the pumpkin spice have worn off.
The tape is vinal, it's stretchier than the paper. That makes it great for curves but, you have to be careful with stripes. The paper however is far superior to the vinal for stripping. And, you guessed it, sucks for curves. What works best for me is to keep it on the roll. For straight lines,it acts like a plumb bob. For curves,it(usually) keeps it from winding up in a tangled mess,(hopefully).
By all means, try this at home. Better yet, someone else's house.
Highlighted areas are in need of improvement.

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Posted 15 October 2023 - 10:40 PM

Post #3 has your Camaro to the far upper right. Who made that body? It's not one I'm familiar with. If it's not a Camaro, what is it?


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Posted 15 October 2023 - 10:52 PM

Sorry bloggers, didn't think about identifying the cars. Left to right:
O/S Monte Carlo, O/S 500/501, it's a O/S but, I'm drawing a blank, Red fox McLaren F-1, Champion Dodge stock car #273?,VFC charger,{lower row}JK Peugeot and last,JK Ferrari 550.
I used to have black light racing weekly when my track was going. Only thing is,if you have polycarbonate lenses, you can actually see the lamination!

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Posted 16 October 2023 - 06:40 AM

That black & yellow body is a Champion Dodge? Dodge what? If you painted it red, it could be a Ferrari.


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Posted 16 October 2023 - 10:09 AM

I see your Camaro, who painted the other six bodies?  In your first photo, I thought you were going to tell us you bought a Cricut. My wife has a basic machine, I've never used it. It does great stick-on lettering but someday I'll play around with cutting reverse masking. At the moment, I don't have a need.

 

All colored markers aren't the same. Test how yours work. Spray the interior with a top coat of white or silver. Let dry well then mark over the interior with your colored markers. That's how Eddie Macdonald did interiors. When detailing bodies, use Jay's instructions.

Reverse cutting on the Cricut are very easy. There is a button during the preview/cut procedure that says "Mirror" just under the small picture to the left. Just turn it on.


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Posted 16 October 2023 - 03:12 PM

Brian, would you look at the picture of supplies and let me know if I purchased the correct vinal?

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Posted 16 October 2023 - 04:05 PM

PS: I also procured the erasers, just in case.

 

These ought to tear the bodies up unless you're going to be running glass bodies. I have fluoric acid for etching glass.


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Posted 16 October 2023 - 04:06 PM

This seems to be as good a time as any to go over a few common things. Some uncommon things as well.
1) The more you paint, the more you will find what works best for you and, what doesn't.
2) Always apply the darkest colours first. (Usually)
3) Always back up candy,fluorescent and, light colours.(not always)
4) Allow paint to dry before applying another colour.(most of the time)
Think about this and, I'll give you some examples of the exceptions to the rules.
Feel free to comment.

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Posted 16 October 2023 - 10:08 PM

2. When you can't spray the darker color first, back up the light colors first with white or silver, then spray the dark color last.

 

3. Back up all colors, except on wing cars.

 

4.Depending upon the paint used, multiple coats of the same color should be dry-to-the-touch or heat-set between coats.

 

1. The inexperienced do one color paint jobs from rattle cans. Once they learn to mask, they do multi-color paint.


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Posted 17 October 2023 - 10:16 AM

Ok, all good advice Billnh. I'm going to avoid paint bombs (cans) like the plague.
How about a simple two(2) colour job?

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Posted 17 October 2023 - 10:32 AM

I didn't measure the stripes. Just used the tape roll as a plumb bob. Pretty close huh?
It's for the crash and burn wensday night races so, it's disposable.

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Posted 17 October 2023 - 11:35 AM

Brian, would you look at the picture of supplies and let me know if I purchased the correct vinal?

 

It looks like you purchased a permanent vinyl. Any masking vinyl will state it is a mask or low tack mask. You still may get away with it if you mask and paint within an hour or two at most. Try to remove a test piece on a scrap body if you have one.


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Posted 17 October 2023 - 11:57 AM

Here's what the paint pens that I bought are. When you push the tip/wick in,it releases the paint. The Wensday night C&B doesn't require a driver or numbers. This came with it so, what the hell. Probably would work best if I had base coated it white.

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Posted 17 October 2023 - 12:55 PM

A professional sign maker once gave me some scrap vinyl. I tried it on a test body & nearly ripped the body apart trying to remove it. I never used the rest of it.


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Posted 18 October 2023 - 06:38 AM

Thanks Brian, I'll return it. Probably try A different paint marker too.

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Posted 18 October 2023 - 07:39 AM

I have a couple Painters & Sharpie paint markers from Michael's craft store. Both brands cover well on the black interiors. I got them for doing roll cage bars. Testors had them too, but they might not still be available. Hobby Lobby would be a good source to look. if you have one local.


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Posted 18 October 2023 - 11:20 AM

Michael's is, imo, better than hobby lobby. If you can get past the pumpkin spice.🤮

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Posted 18 October 2023 - 03:46 PM

It was easier to find stuff in Michaels than Hobby Lobby because they had a smaller store locally. But now they to have a huge store which I haven't been to yet. The first Hobby Lobby I was in was during 1996 in Parker, CO. That was a small store that didn't have a huge inventory.

 

I spent some time last night & today looking for the Tony P center. But no such luck.


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Posted 18 October 2023 - 07:35 PM

Thanks Bill.
I've been playing with the markers. The pink stripes (left) and the crome (right). If you enlarge the picture, you can see where the pink ran under the masking. I tried a credit card on the blue one (right) instead of masking. It was going ok, until I moved it!
Don't be afraid to try different things 😐. You never know what you might get.
If you noticed that I didn't mask the rear window (left). I'll show you what I found,by mistake.

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Posted 18 October 2023 - 07:46 PM

You'll have to decide for yourself. All I did was use a Q-Tip with some iso achohol. Only took a few minutes. The one thing I can say is, I didn't have to worry about it bleeding! It's actually a lot clearer than in the picture.

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