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PT Cruiser

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PT Cruiser
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 10:33 AM
AngryI built this car for the 2002 R.M.M.C.. It was used for the flyer, but didn't win at the show. It is the Revell Wheels of Fire kit and was painted using flat black, then a custom pearl powder mix, with a clear coat on the top.Angry

Photo credit - Scott Mc Tavish
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    December 2003
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Posted by vinnietbird on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 8:33 PM
Nice Cruiser.My son built one of those and won first place at the Texas Shootout in the junior class.For a snap kit,it was pretty cool.Your paint work is awesome.Great
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 8:46 PM
The deep shine is impressive. How did you do it?

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    November 2003
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 10:20 PM
nice model, how did you like using the flat , clear coat paint method?? i used it once and loved it. its a nice "trick" to pull off a good black paint jobThumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 1:01 AM
thats a sweet cruiser mines not that sweet looking and I doubt it will even come close after I rebuild it ..
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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 4:23 AM
Looking nice!

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 10:01 AM
I used clear coats and when I mixed in the pearl powder, I basically added in the dust myself. It wasn't pre-mixed. I've never seen those powders again, but I wish I could because I only bought gold and red. I used the red on the PT, but i think I put in too much. The funny part is that this combination turned out to match a real Chrysler colour. Total Fluke!

I am using Tremclad enamel rust paint for all the colours. When I mixed the pearl with a clear coat, I used my $14.00 air brush to deliver the paint on the plastic. After it dried, I sanded it with the polishing kit and then sprayed it with the same clear right out of the can. That made the shine go pretty deep.

When I bought this kit, my wife and I went to the Chrysler dealership and looked at the real cars. After that, I got one of the last sales brochures for the car. This model matches the real car exactly.


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