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Post  Guest Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:52 pm

Just a little note to say any windscreen wiper holes, aerial holes, bumper, lights or door mirror holes make them a bit bigger before paint as its a bugger to re-fit after painting Very Happy

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Post  brian Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:37 pm

I generally use a 1mm drill bit to clean out the holes after painting, however ive only done that on 1/18s so it may not work on anything smaller

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Post  daivideo Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:53 pm

How do you stop the orange peel effect?
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Post  Guest Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:55 pm

Flat the shell down after primer then if it happens on the first coat flat it again

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Post  Hampton Caught Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:00 pm

daivideo wrote:How do you stop the orange peel effect?

And don't apply the paint too thickly either.

I would totally agree with Mark's comment about gently rubbing down between coats of paint. For my models (all of whoch are 1/43 scale) I use an ultra-fine paper (2500 grit) to flatten the paint and help key it for the next coat and haven't had orange peel problems to date.

Hope that helps, Steve
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