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Roof ejector pin marks

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Roof ejector pin marks
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 2:30 PM
I decided to start on my Starliner body this evening, but before I do I was curious how you get rid of huge ejector pins from a highly detailed roof like that on AMT's 60 Starliner without completely destroying the roof detail.Alien
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  • From: Cape Coral Florida
Posted by BigTallDad on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 3:33 PM
Without trying to sound cute, very carefully. Use minimal amounts of putty in multiple layers. Create special sanding tools (such as a small sanding disk on the end of a dowel) to control the area to be sanded.

I have a similar problem in the trunk of a '57 chevy; big, ugly injector marks in the middle of a textured (carpeted) area. I have to make the putty look like the rest of the area

"In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:18 PM
They're not the sunken kind, they look like huge tin cans sticking up from the headlinerAlien
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 9:42 PM
another trick would be sand the entier area then re detail it using fine thread, or small wire where the roof bows go across the roof ... then after you paint the exterior and interior,

to get texture back choose a cigarette hard pack foil from one of several different brands of cigarettes...

Pall Malls Blue pack has blue, Red pack has red

some brands have gold and silver very common they all have fine patterns good to scale...

salems mentol varieties have green but I can't recall if its the regulars or the lights...

a slight black wash over thede to dull to right hue will give final finish...

elmers adhesive craft spray is used to adhere it to the plastic...

I don't have finished pics of this process yet to post

Walt

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