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Offline Faust

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High-Gloss Finish - my first How-To Video!
« on: April 15, 2018, 08:30:56 am »
One of the most difficult things to do when building car kits is getting the finish right. Iíve had a lot of tough times trying to get things sanded and polished to make my cars look right. Iíve tried a bunch of stuff and some of it worked, and some of it didnít. I thought it was just me that was having a hard time, but apparently thatís not the case.

At our local modelling club, we do presentations once a month on different skill sets. I was asked by the club members if I could do a demonstration on how I do car finishes. I was more than glad to share what Iíve found out with my fellow club members. The presentation was even recorded for posting online afterwards!

If you would like to check it out and see how I get my Chevettes and Volares looking like I do, please feel free. Any comments, as always, are welcome!

https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/2018/04/15/the-medium-and-fine-and-ultra-fine-is-the-message/

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Re: High-Gloss Finish - my first How-To Video!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 03:07:09 am »
Cool institution, thank you for sharing it.  :thumbsup:

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Re: High-Gloss Finish - my first How-To Video!
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 05:28:23 pm »
Thanks, man.

I've just been working on some high gloss stuff, and I found out something interesting.

I had glossed a windshield with AquaGloss, by hand. it looked "okay", but it was a bit rougher than I'd have liked. Problem was, the windshield was already in place in the vehicle. Thus, I coudn't easily sand it. Turns out, using some Novus 1 a few times over on both sides really, really helped, without leaving an scratches. So, if you've done a window or a canopy, you don't have to do the full sandpaper regimen, the Novus will do the job for you! Of coruse, that's only one coat of AquaGloss to go over, but I thought I should point it out in case anyone tries and runs into the same thing I did!