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Subaru Impreza Rally Car.

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  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Subaru Impreza Rally Car.
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, March 03, 2019 7:45 AM

Set up as a National Rally contender taking into consideration it's age, but still using the factory decals.

The front end paintwork had to be replaced 3 times due to constant heavy orange-peel and therefore cleaning off and re-applying. In the final application, automotive primer was used to solve the problem. The rest of the body was unaffected and of high gloss finish throughout!

The kit being quite old but the Airfix decal sheet and the lay-up onto the body were first class in their finish!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, March 03, 2019 7:54 AM

Great job. Way to stick to it till you got the orange peel problem taken care of. I used an enamel based primer once thinking it would be okay because I was using enamel paint but I forgot that I used lacguer thinner for my enamel paint and the result was  a total mess. 

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, March 03, 2019 8:08 AM

Thanks texwardfan, the enamel paint was a pain but the rattle can from Plasti-kote is my favourite. Looking on the automotive primer tin it's interesting to note it's an acrylic as are all used now in the auto industry!

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    January, 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, March 03, 2019 9:18 AM

This looks really good Pat. I noticed last time I went to pick paint up from my old dealerships body shop that it is offered now in acrylic. Wow...how times have changed.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, March 03, 2019 10:46 AM

Cheers Joe, yes I remember an old friend years ago that worked in a spray shop here in the UK, that suffered badly from cellulose fumes from the paints they used. At least acrylics are user friendly!

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    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Sunday, March 03, 2019 6:09 PM

Thats an eyecatching Subbie.  After reading the comments, are there certain primers that these new acrylic enamels don't work too well with?

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, March 04, 2019 2:33 AM

Thanks Mike, yes I like nice bold colours.

Well Mike of course we have different makes of paints than you do in the states

The auto primer I used to solve the problem was acrylic, all of the Plasti-Kote colours I use via rattle cans are enamels. So the mixture of the two seemed to be the answer!

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