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First time using BMF.

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TnT
  • Member since
    September, 2016
First time using BMF.
Posted by TnT on Monday, October 10, 2016 1:36 PM

My first time using BMF but second time trying sticky chrome. First time was some stuff from hobby lobby, it was thick , results not so good. But BMF is so much better.

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands, Fl
Posted by crown r n 7 on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:17 AM

Looking good 

 

 

Niko

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    August, 2015
Posted by htown2 on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:56 PM

Looks good!  Don't get frustrated with the Hornet kit.  Even veteran builders have had trouble applying the foil on it.

TnT
  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:53 PM

Thanks for the warning. A little at a time.

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 9:10 PM

htown2

Looks good!  Don't get frustrated with the Hornet kit.  Even veteran builders have had trouble applying the foil on it.

 

The coupe was tough because of all of the fine trim around the window openings.

The convertible should be much more straight forward.

 

Steve

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, October 17, 2016 12:18 PM

Looks great. I find foiling is one of the most satisfying parts of building. It is at this stage that your hard work really begins to pop. I would imagine the Hornet  will keep you busy foiling. Don't get frustrated. It can take several attempts to get a particulat detail just right sometimes.

I remember once years ago I was foiling the tail light trim on a 70 Firebird. Very simple job, and I got the first light trimmed perfectly on the first attempt. The other side took me about twelve attempts to get it right. I very simple foiling task but just couldn't get it right until many tries.

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

Trevor

TnT
  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:53 AM

Bainford

Looks great. I find foiling is one of the most satisfying parts of building. It is at this stage that your hard work really begins to pop. I would imagine the Hornet  will keep you busy foiling. Don't get frustrated. It can take several attempts to get a particulat detail just right sometimes.

I remember once years ago I was foiling the tail light trim on a 70 Firebird. Very simple job, and I got the first light trimmed perfectly on the first attempt. The other side took me about twelve attempts to get it right. I very simple foiling task but just couldn't get it right until many tries.

 

Thanks. I am practicing foiling on a gtx. That is a tough one, part of the area needing bmf have no lines for a guide. Thought i had it all done, sprayed a clear coat, just looked and the passenger door is missing some bmf. But i needed to protect what i had done. Will needs  some touch up with silver paint, almost impossible  to get it all covered, well for me any ways.  But we have to start somewhere.

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    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:08 PM

I don't know when you started building model cars, but back in the 60's the chrome trim had to be "hand painted" and it was really a tedious job. Bare Metal Foil is the only way to go. Sure it takes practice, and if you make a mistake you can always peel it off and do it over again. I once had to redo a spear 'bout 10 times, but I got it. You do NOT have to spray over the BMF to protect it. I did my first BMF job in the early 80's and it still looks good today and no clear over it. What are you planning to protect it from, the sun, rain, hail, sleet, snow??? I keep my finished models in a curio cabinet in the house so they needs NO protection at all.

High octane

TnT
  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:36 PM

My first build was in 72 when i was 9. I need to protect my bmf from me. Some are so thin with little adhesion area and in handling it it moves and comes off. Besides I still had to do some buffing.

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