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Old 2020.11.26, 08:46 PM   #1
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Michelin Mercedes AMG GT3

Michelin Mercedes AMG GT3

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Kyosho Mercedes AMG GT3 unpainted autoscale
Rustoleum 2XX Heirloom White spray paint
Krylon Fusion Satin Black
Krylon Fusion Gloss Red Pepper
Gundammarker GM08 200 Yellow
Kyrlon Fusion Gold Metallic
Molotow Liquid Chrome 1mm pen
Future Floor Polish
Pattos Michelin Sauber C9 decals, 1/27 scale, clear vinyl in custom inverse color scheme

This was a given on my list as I currently run a fleet of adapted Michelin C9 livery on Audi R8 2010, Corvette ZR1, Ferrari 599XX, Sauber C9, and now the AMG GT3.
I quickly realized why I moved to Kyrlon Fusion Satin Clamshell vs. the Rustoleum Heirloom. The Rustoleum tends to go on thick and thick coats don't ever really cure all the way. It remains soft and easily scratched, which is what happened on the AMG unfortunately. It's not going to age well. The others I recall doing many light coats and forgot that lesson.
The Michelin livery also is not very suited for the body style of the AMG GT3. I also adapted a couple aspects of various front and rear accents on this one. I should have painted the fender vents but didn't. I may at some point go back and do that. I always paint the wheels gold for this livery as well. I also added the rear yellow trademark ring on the rear right tail light. This was a feature of the C9 livery that I adapted to ever other body. You'll see a bunch more paint bleeds on this one as well. Working on soft paint made it hard to mask and not scratch a lot.










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Old 2020.12.02, 06:34 PM   #2
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Very nice. Are you masking/spraying everything, or are you brushing some of those red details?
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Old 2020.12.03, 04:33 PM   #3
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The red was spray. The mask was tricky to do over soft white paint. I didn't want to squeegee the tape flat for fear of gouging the white paint below. Ended up with plaint bleeds. It's going to be one of my daily drivers so once I get back to the track, it's not going to look this nice very long so ultimately no so concerned about it. I was torn between the clean or dirty version as well. I can always go back to dirty it up if needed. Certainly makes the race damage go away for the most part.
For my track beaten bodies I typically use a paint pen to touch up heavily damaged areas once a month or so. Sometimes, bleeds just happen... better than dreaded paint crackle.

The red on the splitter wings is painted on.
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