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Cosmic charger
Posted by Stutz on Sunday, August 20, 2017 3:43 PM

If the decals cover the entire car why paint it? I'm referring to the round 2 rerelease kit. I want to do a curbside version as I don't have much luck in cutting decals to allow for removable body panels. It just doesn't make sense to paint it just to cover it up. Thanks all!

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Posted by 195X on Sunday, August 20, 2017 4:09 PM

Stutz

If the decals cover the entire car why paint it? I'm referring to the round 2 rerelease kit. I want to do a curbside version as I don't have much luck in cutting decals to allow for removable body panels. It just doesn't make sense to paint it just to cover it up. Thanks all!

 

It makes perfect sense. Decals adhere and lay better over paint than they do plastic.

As for cutting decals for removable panels, here's a couple tips. On a street car, like a Charger with the fireball stripe, you'll notice the striping and or decals go right up to the edge of a panel. As with the door/fender junction you'll see a little color right before the end of the stripe, between it and the gap.

What I do, is lay the decal right on that edge and coat it with micro-sol. This causes a decal to shrink ever so slightly and it will pull back a hair from the gap on it's own.

In the case of this car however, I would affix the panel in place from underneath the body and decal it. After a few days to fully cure the adhesive, simply follow the lines gently with a fresh razor blade and it will cut free.

Just throwing out an idea. Good luck!

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by Stutz on Sunday, August 20, 2017 5:18 PM

I understand the adhesion factor but the scale auto review says to use the included pictures to determine what gets painted red and blue. I can't tell because it gets covered in decals. There doesn't seem to be a point in that. You can paint it any color unless there are places where the decals don't cover. I was hoping someone out there has done this kit and could clarify if there are gaps in the decals and therefore would know what should be painted red or blue or it doesn't matter.

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Posted by 195X on Sunday, August 20, 2017 7:47 PM

Okay, I looked it up. From the looks of the decal sheet and the real car, plus some buildups, you'll need to paint some red and blue as the decal sheet will not cover the entire car. Hope that helps.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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