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Homerlovesbeer

Fresh start - Fujimi Nissan Silvia H.T.RS

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Nice colour... Covering the wet body with a box or something does help to keep the dust to a minimum... Still, there's always a couple of particles right there, staring you in the face

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Rims sprayed painted gloss white using My Hobby acrylic paints thinned 50% with My Hobby Aqueous thinner 110. Approx 5-6 light coats applied over grey primer.

 

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4 coats of Gavity Colors 2K clear applied at approx 30 psi. I am incredibly impressed with how this clear goes down. A light mist coat first, then progressively heavier coats with the last coat being checked constantly in the light for orange peel.

 

Absolutely no orange peel at all. Glass smooth with an incredible shine straight from the airbrush. The photos simply do not do it Justice.

 

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Some better pics under my LED work lamp. Colour tint off a bit due the colour temp of the light but you can count the individual LED lights in the gloss reflection 😁

 

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6 minutes ago, rjfk2002 said:

That is an incredible paint job - very impressive! How long did you wait between applying coats?

 

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Thanks Rich,

 

For my very first attempt at gloss coating I am very happy 😊. I waited around 5-7 minutes between coats and 10 mins prior to the final coat which was thinned ever so slightly more than the other coats. 

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I powered on this arvo and did a bit of hand painting of the chassis and interior.

First up is the underbody which I picked out with Mr Metal Silver. Once you paint it you then buff it with a cotton bud and it gives it a realistic metal look.

 

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The centre console and dash are finished also. Looking at reference pics most of the switches and buttons are in the same colour as the dash so I've left most of it like that except for the heating and ventilation switches. The dash decals broke apart without me even touching them after applying Microsol. Must have been too old which is a shame but honestly, once buttoned up you can't see it.

 

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A quick test fit. I'm pretty with the way it looks. Steering wheel not on at this stage.

 

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Thanks for following guys :)

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