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Bill Newcomer (musclecarfan)
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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.

 

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This album is attached to project FOUR Chevelles and one El Camino in progress.

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1:25 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS (AMT/ERTL 31790)1:25 1970 Chevelle SS 396 (AMT 31217)2+
 

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26. June 2019, 03:30 Share
 
Bill Newcomer 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
Chris Greathouse Did you sand it off then buff the glass back to normal see-through?
26. June 2019, 03:34
Bill Newcomer No buffing, Future.
26. June 2019, 03:38
Chris Greathouse So sand it off then just dunk it in Future? Explain the process?
26. June 2019, 03:41
Bill Newcomer Progressively finer grits of sandpaper. Then BRUSH on a layer of Future.
26. June 2019, 03:43
Chris Greathouse Thank you... Glue spots are my specialty :( Hopefully this'll help.
26. June 2019, 03:48
Nathan Dempsey 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
Chris Greathouse I didn't see the captions, my bad! And I agree with Nathan, nice save!!
26. June 2019, 04:07
Bill Newcomer 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
Dominik Weitzer 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
Bill Newcomer The windows came tinted. Kit was very old.
1. September 2019, 14:33
Chaz Gordon 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
Spanjaard 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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