Scale RC Forum Forum Members’ Builds Forum’s Finest Builds Chevy Stepside, Baja Style

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    Retrocosm
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    colin d wrote:
    Looks good in primer.
    A few rust patches, would make it look like a rolling restoration project.
    Nice work you have done on this.

    Thanks Colin, I must admit I’m torn now how to proceed, I have bought various other bits to take it in the original direction of a Baja type trophy truck but was also thinking along similar lines to you with the restoration project.

    Must stay on course… hehe.

    Charlie

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    Retrocosm wrote:
    Thanks Colin, I must admit I’m torn now how to proceed, I have bought various other bits to take it in the original direction of a Baja type trophy truck but was also thinking along similar lines to you with the restoration project.

    Must stay on course… hehe.

    Charlie

    Like I said on Facebook it looks awesome in that colour but I agree – stick with the Baja plan ::thumb:: They’ve not been done before (that I know of, other than the Tamiya Blazing Blazer), and the Blazer captures a very iconic moment in trophy truck evolution.

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    I’m sure this will look great, when finished.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished result.

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    colin d wrote:
    I’m sure this will look great, when finished.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished result.

    Cheers chap, some paint has been sprayed and I’m now wondering about possible white stripes or white doors etc. Mmmmm… decisions. I’ve also cut down a front bumper I had to more suit the Baja style.

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    an easy way to do stripes or panels is self adhesive vinyl film, did it on my Blue Ascender and works great.. being adhesive if you dont like it just warm it up with a hair dryer and peel it off again..

    personally some thin panel pinstriping would look great on that though not very “racing though..

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    This looks great – I think the same sort of colour scheme on the photo of the blue one you uploaded earlier in the thread, with white wings, bonnet centre and rear arches would look fantastic – needs plenty of period stickers too! :-)

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    Grasshopper wrote:
    This looks great – I think the same sort of colour scheme on the photo of the blue one you uploaded earlier in the thread, with white wings, bonnet centre and rear arches would look fantastic – needs plenty of period stickers too! :-)

    Yes you’re correct, it was afterall the original plan. Typical, having achieved such a lovely finish on those arches that I’m not likely to spray over it!

    And yes, much stickerage has been ordered ::thumb::

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    Al murray wrote:
    an easy way to do stripes or panels is self adhesive vinyl film, did it on my Blue Ascender and works great.. being adhesive if you dont like it just warm it up with a hair dryer and peel it off again..

    personally some thin panel pinstriping would look great on that though not very “racing though..

    Al..

    As you suggest, would be great for stripes, however I fear the wheel flares are destined to be white and that’s going to require paint so I hope I don’t stuff it up. ::pray

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    As you suggest, would be great for stripes, however I fear the wheel flares are destined to be white and that’s going to require paint so I hope I don’t stuff it up. ::pray[/quote]

    if you can i would suggest stripping the flares if you can if your intending on applying white.. In my experience red is a bad colour for bleeding through paint and a simple overspray may result in a blotchy effect or worse still far too many coats to hide the red..

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    if you can i would suggest stripping the flares if you can if your intending on applying white.. In my experience red is a bad colour for bleeding through paint and a simple overspray may result in a blotchy effect or worse still far too many coats to hide the red..

    Al..

    Ok cheers Al, if I do go ahead, and I’m reluctant, those flares look so sweet and shiny hehe, how about if I shot some primer over the red first?

    Charlie

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    Another idea for the white panels that wouldn’t affect the red paint already put down.. a little out of left field maybe.. I used to do vehicle wrapping in a previous job and there are some super thin and opaque polymeric self-adhesive vinyls out there.. After all that is what is used for all racing vehicles nowadays as the finish is excellent and you can remove with a hairdryer if you ever want to go back to a ‘factory’ finish.

    3M or Hexxis are a good start although there are tonnes more out there, you can scalpel to shape without affecting the paint if you’re very careful by scoring once it’s applied and then simply tearing it off.

    A hairdryer (to help the vinyl to conform to the panel shape) and a medium density plastic squigee is all that is needed – you can also ‘float’ the graphics on using a tiny bit of soapy water and then squigee the water out and the adhesive is not affected at all.

    When I did the tinted windows on my defender I found a company that did samples for about a pound a sheet and I got three windows-worth out of each sample sheet.. If you have a car wrap specialist nearby I bet they would give you some offcuts/scraps at the size you need for next to nothing as it would just be thrown away otherwise.

    Sorry for the mini novel, if going down this route and you want any advice let me know! ::thumb::

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    totally agree with Grasshopper on this.. bleed through could potentially still be a problem even with primer but the vinyl way is worth it..

    Ive done it too and the soapy methods great for positioning things just right.. Never done anything as complex as the curves on thew arches but it would look excellent and easier to keep clean

    plenty self adhesive vinyl on Ebay, they do sample sheets of A4 too

    Al..

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    Thanks chaps for all this excellent advice, would something like 3M 1080 matt vehicle wrapping be suitable?

    Charlie

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    Hi Charlie, Yes, 3M is possibly one of the best and most forgiving vinyls out there – I would go for gloss rather than matte to be honest; matte is a fairly new product and mainly for those guys with BMW M3’s that want to ‘stand out from the crowd’!

    Also if you’re putting sponsor stickers on top of the wrapped panel they will stand out like a sore thumb from the matte vinyl (which will also stand out from the painted panel..) ;)

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    Yes sorry, I meant glosss. I think what I’m probably going to do is some sort of stripe design rather than trying to cover entire areas. I’m just wondering whether the edges will look too thick?

    Charlie

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