Martin Oostrom One rule: there should be an Australian connection. Any truck can do!
2. February, 18:31
Tom ... I decided to get the de-chroming done. Tested a piece of sprue with Super Clean and it worked but took an awful long time (nearly 24 hours). Have mixed feelings about the result. Stupidly I used a hard bristled brush to clean off at the end but I think that cause more harm than good, so will have some extra work polishing up the plastic for the primer... but that's in two weeks... meh.
4. February, 03:38
Bozzer Tom, try a test with thick household bleach.
4. February, 18:54
Tom ... Ah Bozzer, it's too late. The deed is done. Onward and upward...
4. February, 19:04
Chris Greathouse Tom. I'm there with you... I took a brush to the residue, but it too came out itchy and scratchy... But like you said, there is lots of time until GO time.
4. February, 19:38
Chris Greathouse Bozz, I tried bleach... it left a silty/sandy residue, I could wipe it away/off with a paper towel easily enough, but it was still there.
4. February, 19:42
Nathan Dempsey Would simple green work? The only other thing I have is bleach to get the chrome off.
4. February, 20:24
Chris Greathouse Bleach works according to bozz, just leave it in for a few-several hours, rinse it off well and you're good to go.
4. February, 20:41
Bozzer I found, that on a couple of kits, the chrome had a laquer on it. I haven't come across another yet, but when I do, I'm gonna try brake fluid to remove the laquer, then the bleach. If it works, I'll let you guys know.
6. February, 20:40
Bozzer My kit should arrive tomorrow, Friday at the latest. I'll start a thread when it arrives.
Tom ... I haven't been able to get to the bench at all the last few weeks. Great to see others are making progress. haven't even had time to comment. Life (other than corona) is sucking up all my free time. All I can do right now is lurk every few days! Take care guys and stay safe! Talk soon.
Tom ... Ugh, I'm so far behind. I have 170 unread notifications! Just slammed with work and family life right now. No energy to do any hobbies. Oh and the weather is gorgeous.. the porch is calling...
17. April, 20:32
Peter Hardy So Tom, lurking eh? Just an occasional peep? A peeping Tom?
17. April, 22:03
Tom ... Going to put this monster on hold for now. Been jonesing to get back to some kind of modeling. Will start my USRRC 427 Cobra as that seems like a straight forward build for the amount of time I currently have available. It's depressing see all the amazing work everyone is doing here. Very jealous. I look at my stash and just want to cry...
24. May, 01:18
Peter Hardy Did the same myself Tom, got frustrated as hell and started an OOB one day build that has stretched to three days so far!