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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by milo1303s, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. I use Clean-Rite "Purple Power". It sometime takes awhile but is less hazardous than some other strippers (like brake fluid) that I have used in the past. Heres a model with a 50 year old paint job which took 2 sessions.
    First two pics are after 1st soak, next 2 are how nicely it cleaned up after bath # 2. The hardest paint to remove was the brushed on black Testors PLA in the engine compartment area.
     

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  2. Nitro Marty
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
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    Since I had used Dupli-Color lacquer to paint the model I used 91% Isopropyl Alcohol (you can find it at most well stocked pharmacies) to strip it... Make sure you get the 91%, as the 70% stuff won't touch it!

    If your model is painted with an enamel, you can get by with something like Castrol "Super Clean", or the cheaper "Purple Power"....

    Either way, pour your stripping medium into a plastic shoe box, then drop the model in and let it soak overnight.
     
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  3. Thanks guys I'll look into those methods

    sent via classroom note. pass it on
     
  4. Davkin
    Joined: Apr 5, 2008
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    from SLC, Utah

    It's been since last September that I last finished a model but it appears I haven't shared my latest here, so here it is.
     

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  5. philo426
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    Very cool!I like the rake of the roof!
     
  6. For many years I have been using Easy Off oven cleaner to strip old paint. Don't get it on your hands or chrome.
     
  7. Davkin
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    from SLC, Utah

    Thanks, I kicked up the frame just a bit to get that stance. Just a cut nearly through the frame at the firewall and glued back together did it.

    David
     
  8. philo426
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    Good job!Looks very cool!
     
  9. milo1303s
    Joined: Jul 4, 2010
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    up for the week of 4/13/14
     
  10. fat141
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
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    Hey Milo, doesn't matter what the date is any more, SUNDAY MODELS is now a continuous thread, makes it a lot more enjoyable :D Very easy to subscribe to.
    Now we just need some pics of lots of models:D
    Rod
     
  11. halfasskustoms
    Joined: Jan 28, 2011
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    from Durham NC

    Building this right now in 1/87 scale.

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  12. alphabet soup
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    Bought this at a flea market yesterday. Can anyone put a year on it?
     

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  13. ClearSpot
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    from Michigan

    Look's like a 50's era kit to me. AMT started in '48 I believe.Nice find!
     
  14. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    from Dublin, OH

    If I remember '60-'62 , but that's just a guess.
    KK
     
  15. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
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    Nice find, AlphabetSoup!

    That's the 1960 re-issue of AMT's '32 roadster, which was initially released in 1959. The '60 release added an opening rumble seat, luggage rack and dual sidemount spare tires. Also different from the first issue are the headers for the Chrysler engine – the '59 issue had zoomie-style pipes rather than your kit's curved headers with the optional megaphones. In the '60 issue the optional blower for the Chrysler got injectors whereas in the '59 issue the tri-carbs would simply be attached to the blower. The most subtle difference between the '59 and '60 issues is the lack of valve cover bolts on the Chrysler engine in the '59 kit.

    Here's a parts-box AMT '32 I built a few years ago. This one has the '59-issue valve covers and blower (the tri-carbs are from AMT's '40 Ford kit), along with miscellaneous parts from other kits, and later issues of the '32...

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    The roadster in the shot below is a '59-issue '32. You can see the difference in the headers. Note that this kit had red,black and white flames while yours has red, black and yellow. I think it was the luck of the draw as to which color you got in '59 or '60, as both color combos can be found on each issue, though the box art in '59 shows yellow, while the '60 shows white.

    And, yes, my mind is a repository of useless model kit trivia...

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  17. halfasskustoms
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    Dude Froghawk, Im loving that blue 32. Great job on it.
     
  18. Old Coyote
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  20. OzyRodder
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  21. ss34coupe
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    Some incredible skill being shown in this thread.
     
  22. Received a nice '50 Olds 2 dr post resin body from Ed Fluck. Beautiful work, very thin and clean casting. Here's how it looks with all the openings cleaned out.
     

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  23. Here's a couple I built back in 1957-58?
    I had forgot I still had them, they've been sitting in this old shoebox for 50+ yrs..............
     

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  24. Atwater Mike
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    GOOD GRIEF, CW!!! 50 years... I have very little of what I had 50 years ago, due to parents' deaths, greedy Estate Guardians, thieving ex wives and 'friends'...

    That AMT '40 is an astounding piece of styling history, and for the time: Paint was not easy to apply then, and there was limited availability of quality materials!
    The work and finish looks impeccable. Showlike flow, great choice of tires/caps. (Lincoln?)
     
  25. 57-58 T-Bird........
     

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  26. Mad Mark
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  27. Mad Mark
    Joined: Jun 23, 2007
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    I assume the Metro is diecast? You were worried about being a "thread hog". Knock yourself out - I enjoy the kits you've done!
     
  28. TerrytheK
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    The "Model Sunday" equivalent of a barn find! Those are just too cool. I sure hope you're not gonna put 'em back in that box. They deserve to be out in the light of day and enjoyed.

    I sure like this thread. :)
     
  29. Nitro Marty
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