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Offline pupeno

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Painting the already-red Corvette model
« on: Thu Dec, 28, 2017, 06:51:AM »
Hello,

I just got the 2014 Corvette Stingray model by Revell:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/765241-revell-07060-2014-corvette-stingray

and I didn't realize it already comes red. I want to paint it yellow. Any recommendations how to go about it?

Also, I want to remove the roof. My plan is to do a rough cut with a dremel and then file. Does that make sense?

Essentially, I want to make it look like this: https://i.imgur.com/Cn1EEeI.jpg

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Re: Painting the already-red Corvette model
« Reply #1 on: Thu Dec, 28, 2017, 07:16:AM »
Pretend it's not already red and paint it yellow .
Primer first .

Is that you behind the wheel  , or on the hood ?

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Re: Painting the already-red Corvette model
« Reply #2 on: Thu Jan, 04, 2018, 12:24:AM »
If you want to paint the car anything but red,... you must paint it, silver first, then primer then your yellow,...
Otherwise the red dye in the plastic will leach out at clear time,...Garrandarnteed,...
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Re: Painting the already-red Corvette model
« Reply #3 on: Thu Jan, 04, 2018, 03:59:PM »

 Wrx ,  Uh-Whaaa ?
 The color leaves the plastic ?  That red is applied AFTER the injection molding ? It travels through primer ? the clear coat ? Silver ?
 What in tarnation is happening ??!!!
                   What in tha  ... ??
                             

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Re: Painting the already-red Corvette model
« Reply #4 on: Thu Jan, 04, 2018, 11:40:PM »
Don't ask me how or why,..but tis true...
I don't know why just red either, but, its true.... saw it on my own build.
This is the Snap Kit of Revell's, Injection molded in red,..

I primed and painted it silver, then hit it with clear and this orange came up in shallow spots,...
It's been talked to death on the car sites over the years, and the silver then primer then paint is the agreed procedure...
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Re: Painting the already-red Corvette model
« Reply #5 on: Sat Jan, 06, 2018, 07:51:AM »
 Hmmm   --  bizzar-O .   

Have some links to these discussions over @ the car-sites  ?      I must have the answer .   Must get a grant from the guv-ment to study this  ...


  EDIT  :   I see the OP has added a photo for his avatar   ....  I can now assume he is not the young lady at the front of the Vette   ;)    .  But is he the driver  ?
« Last Edit: Sat Jan, 06, 2018, 07:56:AM by urumomo »

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Re: Painting the already-red Corvette model
« Reply #6 on: Sun Jan, 07, 2018, 01:30:PM »
file:///C:/Users/Bruce/Pictures/CannonBall18/Red%20Plastic%20Is%20Made%20By%20The%20Devil%20-%20General%20-%20Model%20Cars%20Magazine%20Forum.html
just one of many....
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Re: Painting the already-red Corvette model
« Reply #7 on: Sun Jan, 07, 2018, 06:48:PM »

   Uh   ?

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Re: Painting the already-red Corvette model
« Reply #8 on: Sun Jan, 07, 2018, 08:30:PM »
I will try again
Bruce
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