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by mpflies2
Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:16 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic
Replies: 17
Views: 1243

Re: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic

FatSebastian wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:00 pm :goodjob: Tons of work that shows - and paid off! Impressive all around. The reflections painted into the Pontiac windows are an especially nice touch.
Thank you! Yea I felt it was too big of an area with just one color and was thinking it needed something extra!
by mpflies2
Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:15 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic
Replies: 17
Views: 1243

Re: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic

:wow: mpflies2, Crew For your first year you should be proud.. the cars and the memory's are the real trophies. Congratulations Guy's. Thank you! We are! The boys are excited to have their car displayed in their room now. Looking forward to next year. I think I’m going to get started early this time!
by mpflies2
Sat Mar 02, 2024 6:07 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our First Race! ‘77 Pont. Firebird T/A and more!
Replies: 0
Views: 1852

Our First Race! ‘77 Pont. Firebird T/A and more!

Race Day Today! We didn’t do great things in the speed category but we all had fun at our first derby. My youngest got 1st place for the Tigers in best in show for his Dr. Robotnik car. My older son’s raptor was super cool but with steep competition in the Bears, he didn’t win anything this year but...
by mpflies2
Sat Mar 02, 2024 6:02 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic
Replies: 17
Views: 1243

Re: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic

Race Day Today! We didn’t do great things in the speed category but we all had fun at our first derby. My youngest got 1st place for the Tigers in best in show for his Dr. Robotnik car. My older son’s raptor was super cool but with steep competition in the Bears he didn’t win anything this year but ...
by mpflies2
Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:40 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic
Replies: 17
Views: 1243

Re: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic

Hope you'll keep sharing the photos of the car builds as they progress guy's and best of luck with you're paint jobs. I’ve got a test piece going with all the paint layers including the water-based acrylic and duplicolor clear coat and far so good. Not the cleanest looking cutouts but it’s the bott...
by mpflies2
Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:29 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic
Replies: 17
Views: 1243

Re: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic

shellac dedicated brush A lot of people recommend denatured alcohol to clean shellac, but as I said basic household ammonia destroys it, so when I use it now, I just clean it with ammonia and then a little ammonia and dish soap, super easy, just make sure it's fully rinsed and dry before next use.....
by mpflies2
Sat Feb 10, 2024 7:23 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic
Replies: 17
Views: 1243

Re: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic

Maybe a Forstner bit on drill press while car sits inverted on some cloth? I have done this many times to finished cars... It is not uncommon that people need help with drilling underside holes at our car-building workshops. It can really help if you still have the scrap of the wood that was cut of...
by mpflies2
Sat Feb 10, 2024 7:19 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic
Replies: 17
Views: 1243

Re: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic

:welcome: mpflies2, You guy's have got some good looking car builds taking place . :bigups: And I've been in your shoes many times.. as far as Paint compatibility go's with water base acrylic and krylon 2x spray paints. (Some paint types just don't mix well together.) For water base acrylic paints ...
by mpflies2
Sat Feb 10, 2024 7:05 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic
Replies: 17
Views: 1243

Re: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic

If so would shellac work as a final sealant/gloss coat as well? I would personally avoid shellac as a top coat (I love shellac as a base coat and sanding sealer) it will yellow/amber out with age pretty quickly and you might have issues down the road if someone say decides to say wipe down the car ...
by mpflies2
Fri Feb 09, 2024 9:35 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic
Replies: 17
Views: 1243

Paint compatibility! Duplicolor + Water based Acrylic

Hi! Brand new to pinewood derby. Making 3 cars. A trans-am for myself, raptor for my oldest son (bear), and a Dr. Robotnik car for my youngest (tiger). Where I’m at in this process: Cut cars on scroll saw. Glue up for fenders is finished. Sanded with 150/220/400 grit sand paper. Used bondo wood fill...