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1955 Chevy Nomad
Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 06:48 AM UTC
Jesper,
That really sucks.

Once, years ago I had cracking in my color coat start after I sealed it with clear gloss. Started a few days after the gloss was applied. From what I was told the cracking is due to the color coat not fulling drying and the clear trapped the moisture in.

that's one lessen I never forgot, and why I only paint bodies with lacquer Primer, lacquer color, and lacquer Clearcoat.

Joel
jimb
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:41 AM UTC
Well that's a real bummer.

Jim
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 05:21 PM UTC
A major set-back have hit this build. The paint have started to crack. I think the problem is the retarder/flow agent I used, with the acryllics silver base coat. The trunk door was painted separately, with no retarder added and shows no signs of cracking. Perhaps I added to much retarder. Well, not much else to do but strip the paint and start all over.
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Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 06:00 PM UTC
Thanks Russell.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:34 PM UTC
Jesper, this looks very cool. Watching with interest!
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 06:55 PM UTC
Hi Joel
Glad you like it.
Gave the body another shot, of clear red. Will start polishing next week.
Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 01:55 AM UTC
Jesper,
the Tamiya Clear Red really looks fantastic on the body. Those small details like removing door handles since the hinges were already removed, are touches that most of us would have just plain missed.

Joel
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 06:35 PM UTC
Hi Gabriel. Thanks for looking in.
Choose a base coat that will not react ,to the clear red. My first attempt, years ago, the Tamiya clear red, desolved the Tamiya silver base coat. Not a lot, but enough to slightly contaminate the red top coat.
Even coats are vital. The clear color will darken with every coat and if, the paint, in som eareas, are thicker than other, it can look darker in those areas.
Szmann
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 08:52 AM UTC
Jesper, looking good! I'm on the verge of trying this method you used it for painting the body on my next Porsche build. Any caveat?

Cheers!
Gabriel
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 09:57 PM UTC
Have given the body the first 2 coats of Tamiya clear red, over siler acrylics base.
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Since I have shaved the door handles, no point in keeping the rather large door handle, on the trunk door, so that was shaved as well.
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Did some chrome work as well. Removed the original chrome, with oven cleaner and repainted with AK-interactive chrome. Not as shiny as I would have wanted. Next time I will use Tamiya gloss black, as base coat, not Ak's black base for chrome, which looks more semi-gloss, than gloss.
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Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 05:35 AM UTC
Jasper,
Just caught up on your Nomad build. Boy does that bring back some memories from my college days in the late 60's early 70's. Nomads and Dune Buggies were popular even here on LI NY once the surfing crazy took hold.

Outstanding job on the custom work without making it look like a custom. Excellent choice of colors for the interior.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 03:51 PM UTC
Super smooth finish on the bodywork Jesper, and I like the interior scheme. Very retro.

Looking forward to more.

Cheers, D
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 12:53 PM UTC
A small update. Finished the interior.

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bat-213
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 05:17 AM UTC
I have the same kit,not built as yet .so I will be looking for your updates cool kit .
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 07:08 AM UTC
That body is looking clean!







Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 04:12 PM UTC
Removed the rather large door hinges, for the trunk door.
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My original plan was to do the interior in red and black, but I have changes my mind and now do it in a two tone brown. More or less identical to the interior I did on the Hudson.
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Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 04:04 PM UTC
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Not quite there with the images, but this have to do for now.

Shaved the door handles and removed the gas filler door.
Primer is Tamiya.
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Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 03:01 PM UTC
Got the images attached to the post, but 2 images????
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 02:53 PM UTC
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Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 02:38 PM UTC
Thanks Damian.

Sorry for the 1 image, no text update. Just switched to Flickr and need to learn how to post images.