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Glassing and Painting techniques

Discussion in 'Covering and Painting' started by Terryscustom, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. Luchnia

    Luchnia 70cc twin V2

    Reminds me of sanding those dang dull car headlights! What grit you use on the aluminum spinner? 2000 or 3000 maybe?
  2. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    It's been a few months, but I think I went as fine as 1500 then the polisher.

    For those headlights, sand them then clear them with an automotive clear. They look great and actually stay that way.
    Snoopy1 likes this.
  3. Billy J

    Billy J 50cc

    Thought I'd share my last paint job with my rc buddy's ! American Eagle 1/5 Bearcat done up in Rare Bear colors .. These planes r few and far apart ! 50 -100 cc size . Paint is DuPont base clear / Croma systems. Callie Graphics Thanks again ... image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
  4. Terryscustom

    Terryscustom 640cc Uber Pimp

    That's awesome!!!!
    Wacobipe likes this.
  5. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    Wow! Incredible!
  6. Jlc

    Jlc 70cc twin V2

    That is freakin awsome. Great job!
  7. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    Beautiful Bear Cat!!!

    Question.....When doing different colors on base coats (with a hard line), do you do any sanding to smooth the paint edge before clear coating?
    Billy J likes this.
  8. Terryscustom

    Terryscustom 640cc Uber Pimp

    Never sand the base, if they show you can wet sand the clear. Base has almost no thickness to it. Most of the time two coats of clear makes them go away unless you sprayed your base thick and get build up against the tape.
    Wacobipe and BalsaDust like this.
  9. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    I kinda thought so, but needed to hear from the experts! Thanks Terry :cheers:
    Wacobipe likes this.
  10. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    +1 And I'll add one more thing. If you sand base before you clear it will turn very dark where you sand it, and if it's a metallic color it really turns to crap.

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