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Windows in Resin Bodies - After reading the old post .

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    October, 2008
Windows in Resin Bodies - After reading the old post .
Posted by oldcarguy on Monday, May 02, 2016 1:59 PM

Hi , Y'all !

     Yup , I thought I'd pipe in with something I've done .Y'all are familiar with AMT's 51 Chevy Cars and Pick-Ups right ? Well think , now about that back window .With the kit plastic ( Glass ) it looks like the stuff would be a scale six inches deep in the body .

    Well , This is what I do , this has worked on my resin cars too . I take a number 15 blade and very gently make a channel .Here's how .Taking a divider , I draw a line inside the window , about a sixteenth inch from the edge .

 I then take the number 15 blade and gently scrape the area to create a channel .I keep scraping till I get it thin enough to be in scale . Then I take masking tape and stick it into the channel all the way around and using a pencil ,draw a line around it.

     Then I take the tape off and stick it to the clear .010 plastic . Take a pair of sharp scisors and cut through the tape and clear plastic . Peel off the tape right away .There , you have your glass .

 This can be done on the windshield , side glass and rear glass as well . It takes patience but the result in very well worth it .Give it a try and remember , be patient ! You won't be sorry .   O.C.G.

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 1:03 PM

Excellent tip.  I thoroughly enjoyed and anticipated trying it until you used that nasty phrase "be patient".  Just doesn't seem to be very much of that around my bench. :>(  However, I still may try it. 

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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    February, 2016
Posted by jbwelda on Thursday, May 05, 2016 4:47 PM

Yeah that patience thing can be a problem for me too.

Great tip though, I wish I had read it earlier because I just had an excellent opportunity to use it and really make it look good. Instead, it looks ok but could be so much better looking in a channel. One thing to try is to mix some india ink with 2 part epoxy (only about a drop or two of ink is usually sufficient) and run a bead of it all around the channel and then insert the glass/plastic. Can really look like a rubber gasket if done carefully and/or cleaned up quickly.

Thanks for the tip, next time for sure!




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