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Nissan's Mobile 1 NSX

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  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Mesa, AAZ
Nissan's Mobile 1 NSX
Posted by Ranchn62 on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 2:45 PM

sameitting in my garage for about 17 years. Was doinig some cleaning,and happened upon it. It had already been painted, as were most of the detail parts... So I put it together!

The only effect of age was the TesNissan NSXNissan NSX #2tor's clear coat had yellowed a little bit. Pretty much a box-stock build.

 NSX #3NSX

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 4:08 PM
Great looking nsx . I remember trying to keep up with one of these on the motorway once in the 90's . Look up Green Austin Maestro , ( what I was driving - I paid £30 for it ! ) then try not to laugh !
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  • From: Mesa, AAZ
Posted by Ranchn62 on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 4:46 PM

I didn't laugh as I know the feelng. My 1st car was a '63 Plymouth Valiant. Your turn to try not to laugh!

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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Friday, September 08, 2017 7:54 AM

As a self pronounced ' Mopar Fan ' I can say that I have never seen one of those 63's before . Huh? Plenty of the Superstock Fury / Belvedere max wedge types ...

That front fender detail "arrow "  is lovely , but the front grille .. 'After thought' ?? 

I wouldn't mind this wagon :- 

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=5hW3vXM4&id=778A79B74DFAE7AA156ACE60B01649E34D3EB482&thid=OIP.5hW3vXM4lZZ5XvskdLly1AEsDg&q=+%2763+Plymouth+Valiant&simid=608004033229227392&selectedIndex=59&ajaxhist=0

Stick out tongue

 

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    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Saturday, September 09, 2017 9:05 PM

Oh boy!  We could start a different thread on first cars. lol  Mine was a Ford Epic ( or as we called it, an epidemic ).  What an interesting find from way back in your past. On a serious note, what is the best clear by a hobby paint company, ie, Testors, Humbrol, Tamiya etc. that won't yellow ( at least before I die? )  I have even used Future but have seen on this site that someone's has yellowed. I try to leave my white paints uncleared now but sometimes a clear coat would be that much better for the look of the finished build.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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    June, 2017
  • From: Mesa, AAZ
Posted by Ranchn62 on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:44 PM

Hi,

So, Home Depot, and a LOT of other stores sells Duplicolor's Crystal Clear Enamel in a rattlecan. If you're a purist and prefer to airbrush, (like me) Your local auto paint store probably sells Duplicolor's CLear Laquer in a quart can for about $23.00. It also comes in a clear metallic that is really nice. The beauty is that it is already reduced, but as I live in Phx, I add a little SLOW reducer in the summertime.  I have had no issues with yellowing either from the can, or the liquid quart. 

BTW... O'reilly's carries both clear and clear metallic as well in the quart can.

Dennis

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:19 AM

Home Depot here I come!  Thanks for the info.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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  • From: Mesa, AAZ
Posted by Ranchn62 on Sunday, September 17, 2017 1:23 AM

It gives me great joy to share my experience. I hope it  works for you.       Dennis

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Posted by japan617 on Sunday, September 17, 2017 8:07 AM

Acrylic clear and lacquer won't yellow, although there are reports that future can as you noted earlier. Any enamel will yellow as time goes on.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8:19 AM

japan617

Acrylic clear and lacquer won't yellow, although there are reports that future can as you noted earlier. Any enamel will yellow as time goes on.

 

Indeed, and that includes uncleared enamal white paint, also. As for Humbrol clear, it goes on yellow right from the pot.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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