SEARCH SCALEAUTOMAG.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!

1169 views
9 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    May 2008
HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!HELP!
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 5:09 PM
I have just messed up on me best freinds 69 olds 442, i put two layers of clear on it and the paint was just awesome, it shined so well, so well that i didnt put anymore, well i detailed all the little stuff and lastly i was going to put bare metal foil on it and somehow i scrapped off some clear with my tweezers, my finger, my x-acto thing, i dont know! But now i have got to figure this out and fast because the show he is going to put it in is in three weeks, heres what i was thinking, I either tape it off so i can shot some clear on it after i sand it but heres what my dad was thinking and im not so sure about it. He was thinking that that we sand it down to wear its even and then shoot clear on it with the BMF on it! I dont know about that but in theory it sounds ok, SO has anyone tryed this? I would love to know a way to do this without removing the bmf but if anyone knows anyway i should go about this than it is appreceited
  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Right Here
Posted by vinnietbird on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 7:59 PM
If you just scratched the clear,and not the color,can youwet sand that small area and shoot another coat of clear?I always clear over my BMF.Just an idea.
"The HEMI turns on where everything else turns off"
  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Right Here
Posted by vinnietbird on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 8:01 PM
If you just scratched the clear,and not the color,can youwet sand that small area and shoot another coat of clear?I always clear over my BMF.Just an idea.
"The HEMI turns on where everything else turns off"
  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Slabbedask on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 1:22 PM
If you haven't actually scraped through the clear, tou can repair this by using a polishing kit. Several makes are available, I use the Novus kit, and I love it!!! BTW I always apply the BMF before clearcoating too. Makes the model much safer to handle, and you can polish or dust off your model without being afraid to rip the BMF off...
You're never too old to have a happy childhood...! http://public.fotki.com/slabbedask/
  • Member since
    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 2:47 PM
the scratch is actually a chip i guess you would say, it didnt scratch the color but it completely removed the clear, weirdest thing i have ever done. I have no clue what i did but i am definatly going to be more careful, shoting clear over bmf doest affect the metal does it? I left the glass in a body one time and reshot clear on it, of course it left a huge streak and i had to rebuild one. I was just hoping the it would do this to the bmf, im seeing that its going to be ok but please let me know again so i dont end up screwing up my freinds car . . . again
  • Member since
    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 5, 2004 7:11 PM
well i wet sanded it and it didnt work at all i think im going to have to tape off the bare metal, and the decals, then sand it down and reshot the whole thing.
  • Member since
    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 5, 2004 7:20 PM
Yikes!

  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Boss_Hotrod on Thursday, February 5, 2004 8:30 PM
try wet snading it and then touching it kup with a brush and try your best to keep the paint even then wetsand after it dries to get the even look again and then polish it.
http://public.fotki.com/69Hotrod/model_cars/ http://www.imagestation.com/mypictures/
  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by HowardCohen on Friday, February 6, 2004 10:30 PM
You have to be very careful when applying clear over BMF. I have met many people over the years who say that the BMF turns yellow with age when in fact the clear is turning yellow. I always apply BMF over the clear and I wait at least a month before applying BMF. I have some cars that I did 20 years ago and the BMF is just fine. A few years ago I started using Plastikote Clear Engine Enamel and it works great, smooth, easy to spray and bright.
just put BMF on everything
  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: CA Gold Country foothills.
Posted by mishalah on Saturday, February 7, 2004 8:21 AM
If it is a scratch, nick, chip, or other very small mark rather than sanding/polishing the entire area you can fill it first with clear and then polish it. Take a very fine (0000) brush and dip it in your spray (spray some into the cap, set the cap at a slight angle, dip from where the paint pools in the cap), add a small amout of clear to the scratch. Don't try to build the clear to the level of the other surface all at once. Put some on, let it dry, add some, let it dry. When it holds its shape along the scratch and is completely dry you can polish it down along with the rest of the surface. This will blend it and bring the whole surface even without getting down to the color coat.

if you try to polish the scratch out with only a couple of thin coats of clear, you will hit the color coat. Then, you will have to start over and reclear the entire panel. Filling and blending is how 1:1 cars are touched up when just the clearcoat is damaged. I don't know if you'll have enough time, though. It depends on the depth of the scratch and how many applications of clear it takes to build up to ABOVE the level of the original coat. But, you can polish on the last day.

"Help me....I've fallen and I can't get up."...my models are crushing me. my pics: https://public.fotki.com/dallas916/

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our privacy policy