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Bill Newcomer (musclecarfan)
Blue Chevelle window drama
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When selecting parts to distribute among my 4 Chevelles, there was an extra set of windows which were tinted. I chose the blue 72 to be the recipient. The extra set of clear I put away for future use. Well, when I opened the beat up baggie for the tinted windows, I found they were badly boogered up with glue spots on the inside. GRRRRR. Fortunately I was taught by another modeler years ago how to fix it.
This album is attached to project FOUR Chevelles and one El Camino in progress.
26. June 2019, 03:30 Share
When selecting parts to distribute among my 4 Chevelles, there was an extra set of windows which were tinted. I chose the blue 72 to be the recipient. The extra set of clear I put away for future use. Well, when I opened the beat up baggie for the tinted windows, I found the rear messed up with glue spots on the inside. GRRRRR. I tried to find what the heck I did with the clear ones but I can't find them. (So much for plan B) Fortunately I was taught by another modeler years ago how to fix glue damage on clear parts.
26. June 2019, 03:32
Did you sand it off then buff the glass back to normal see-through?
26. June 2019, 03:34
26. June 2019, 03:38
So sand it off then just dunk it in Future? Explain the process?
26. June 2019, 03:41
Progressively finer grits of sandpaper. Then BRUSH on a layer of Future.
26. June 2019, 03:43
Thank you... Glue spots are my specialty
Hopefully this'll help.
26. June 2019, 03:48
Nice save there Bill. I've actually used this technique on some damaged aircraft canopies as well. They were small enough to dip the entire part though.
26. June 2019, 03:57
I didn't see the captions, my bad! And I agree with Nathan, nice save!!
26. June 2019, 04:07
I suppose I could have dipped it. I have a 3/8" flat brush that lays it on pretty smooth.
26. June 2019, 05:36
The same technique I used after the same desaster, but I didn't brushed future. I'll keep that in mind!
What colour you used for tainting?
1. September 2019, 08:12
1. September 2019, 14:33
I have a few 1/24 cars I restored in my teens that had painted glass, not quite so sophisticated then, I rubbed them down with 240 grit wet and dry, then brush painted a heavy coat of Humbrol varnish. They didn't look too bad, kind of gave them a factory bronze tint quality. I've seen the Future technique promoted for when there is a need to sand down defects in Aircraft canopies too
29. September 2019, 22:12
i believe dipping is better than painting, in regards to future and clear parts.... but yours looks good anyway.
29. September 2019, 22:40
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