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#26 Martin

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 09:29 PM

Thanks Don for showing some interesting metal body slot cars.

 

Mike, that's what i thought. Bottom line, would you be O.K. with a metal body car running on your track?


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 09:44 PM

When the tracks are essentially empty , I let guys run bodyless "rollers", all the time, when they just finished up a Hardbody chassis, so if someone showed up with a brass Lotus, I would be happy to let them run it.

 

As far as racing metal body cars, I would be more concerned about the cars not injuring/cutting marshal's hands, than shorting.

 

If there was enough to race, I'm guessing they would get painted, or at the very least, clear-coated.


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Posted 03 October 2019 - 09:51 PM

Your right Mike, sounds like a blood bath, have to be, crash and you get pulled off the track. Like 1/1 racing.


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:09 AM

As Mike noted, clear coating would be the solution if you want to keep the brass color. You would want to in any event to

keep the bright brass luster.  



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:13 AM

Thanks Dave and Mike, but I'd rather polish it every few months, like our grandparents... oh wait, no I wouldn't! What do you use to clear coat metal? 

 

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 03:23 PM

I'd try Pledge urethane floor finish since it will not be raced in anger.


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 11:21 AM

Hi Martin,

 

The car looks fantastic - considering the humble beginning!

 

Very nice job!

 

 

Hi Don,

 

Hope all is well.

 

Thank you for sharing all those great pix!

 

 

 

 oh wait, no I wouldn't! What do you use to clear coat metal? 

 

https://www.amazon.c...424364704&psc=1

 

I've used POR15 products for many years on the plethora of vintage/antique cars I restored during my 40+ years in the arena!

 

Here is their website:  https://www.por15.com/

 

Hope this helps!

 

Ernie


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 11:44 AM

Maybe its a "comes with age thing", but I think brass should be cleaned repaired and polished then left to age naturally.

It will take on a protection of its own and age gracefully. I have done this with a few chassis, you do have to remember to pick the car up by the tires. If its for display its not a problem. If you are going to run it then it should get a re-polished until its time to retire it.

Jut my opinion, I think a clear coat spoils the look of brass, I have not tried wax, anybody? 

 

Thanks Ernie, I thought POR15 was for rust and steel only.  


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 05:29 PM

Hi Martin,

 

It certainly works very well on rusted steel - even non-rusted metal, but I have used it (POR15 matte clear) on bronze/brass material with success.

 

I concur with you in regards to having brass "Patina" because it really enhances the "vintage look aka age naturally" - at least to me.

 

Have fun with the car Martin!

 

Ernie


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