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MLariviere
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posted 03-03-2003 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone found the old Ford colors like Calypso Coral,or Grabber Orange or Green in spray cans/ Do you have a brand or color name/number?

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Fstln69
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posted 03-04-2003 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike have you tried using duplicolor paints or any spray touch up paints for cars?I did a 67 chevelle in marina blue years ago in laquer paint but you have to make sure all plastic is primered real good

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MLariviere
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posted 03-04-2003 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use them all the time. The problem is that those colors are so old,that noone stocks them. I'll go to a craft store,maybe they will have something.

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Fstln69
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posted 03-04-2003 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You ever use acrylic paints?Buddy of mine is an award winning builder and i know he told me once that he has,next chance i get to call him i'll ask that would open up a whole world of colors.I need to ask about the food dehydrater deal after you paint the bodys you put them in it, anyway he told me how to do it but i forgot "short memory"

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MLariviere
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posted 03-04-2003 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks!

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mellowyellow
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posted 03-05-2003 07:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Been awhile since building any models, but ussed to go to auto parts and get dupli color acrylic lacq like what was mentioned above. Remember using a deep blue metallic on a 41 Continental and it was beautiful. All of the "gurus" at the hobby shop said it wouldn't work. Thin buildup of lacq primer appled "dry" and allowed to sit. After sanding, started out with very conservative coats of Lac. With transparent colors, get a solid shade, like metallic reds, for esample. Use the solid red as a ground coat, just enought to cover, and follow through with the final color. To do seats, would find an interior color and spray the seats on the wet side. The lacq would eat into the plastic creating a grain. Used Testor's Dulcote to tone it down. Looked for some the other day and couldn't find any. Have used it in detailing on engine cmpt parts. You might want to practice on a "total" you could waste out to get the feel of it. It IS a good way to refinish models. It can be applied thin and not wipe out detail like enamels can do.

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 03-05-2003 08:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 03-05-2003 08:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike, Calypso Coral was also known as Vermillion in the truck line. Duplicolor used to have a LARGE spray can of Ford truck Vermillion.

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Fstln69
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posted 03-05-2003 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,i talked to my friend Cy Kellogg and he said you can shoot acyrlics from an airbrush then use testors clear over them.He said the water base paint will lay down flat but the clear will give it the shine.Opens a world of colors up for modeling.He won best of paint with a 50 merc painted that way.

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