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Old 2013.05.11, 10:01 PM   #16
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I googled the image...Red sentra looking car with a white or grey top? That should be easy enough for you to do.
Are you planning number plates and company livery?
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Old 2013.05.11, 11:22 PM   #17
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Toyota Crown, I believe...

Yea, the overall colour scheme is easy and I can probably handle it, it's just the decals and stuff that I've not any experience with, and I don't even know if it's a popular enough set to have any production at all. Anyway, that probably won't happen for a while. Depends how spendy I feel since I'm pretty happy with the bodies I have at the moment. It would just be for poops and giggles to drive a taxi on the track. It's a pity the two Chevy Caprice ASCs are out of production, that would save me all the trouble.

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Old 2013.06.19, 08:07 PM   #18
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I just made a pretty fantastic discovery:

If you use water based acrylic paints (like the Tamiya paints pots I use) and you want to start again fresh you can use OxyClean as a paint stripper! I was attempting to soften some decals on a body for removal and it softened them and stripped all the paint of a body I had planned a redo on anyways....

i used this other body below as a test mule (since i'm redoing this one as well)

before:



after being immersed in hot water and one scoop of OxyClean for 10 minutes tops:



2 things:

1.It doesnt strip decals...I had to scrape the decals away and then re-soak a bit to remove the paint underneath

2. It doesnt appear to have the same effect on laquer based paints. I tested my paint tester body (which has a variety of rattle can and water based acyrlics on it) and the rattle can laquer based paint did not come off with the same gusto. I may super soak it to test some more

Looks like I won't be buying large bottles of simplegreen any more.
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Old 2013.06.19, 11:30 PM   #19
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That looks like it cleaned off the old finish REALLY good!

That's impressive.
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