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#1 OFFLINE   AlCoR

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 10:08 PM

Received a Bullitt Mustang today. Turns out the car is missing the exhaust tips. Still a beautiful car though.

The roof top has many small hairline scratch marks in circular shapes, which is kind of annoying. I wonder what the previous owner applied to the surface, which is plastic.

Any suggestions?

The rooftop looks much worse in person.

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 11:14 PM

I did not know the top of the car was plastic! Probably not much you can do for that. It is a cool modern Mustang though.

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 02:26 AM

I would return that. Since the roof is plastic you can't polish it as it is not cleared.

The only way to cover those scratches is that you apply one or two coats of clear.

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 02:17 PM

I would return it too.

Polishing might help it a bit, but you probably won't be able to remove all of it., and then you still have missing exhaust tips.

Yeah, I'd return it.

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 03:08 PM

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. As the price was fair, I think I would just keep it.

The listing said "very good condition" but I guess I got what I paid for LOL.

I was searching on the forum and someone recommended the NOVUS plastic polisher. I wonder if it would work?

Hopefully I will come across some replacement exhaust tips. :occasion14:

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 03:59 PM

Sadly when a seller says 'very good condition' you have to ask them if it has any damage etc. Sellers should always say if it has any scratches, or broken or missing parts.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 01:18 AM

I had a similar thing happen to me. This is how I fixed it:
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Posted 13 September 2015 - 03:31 AM

View PostCraig, on 12 September 2015 - 03:59 PM, said:

Sadly when a seller says 'very good condition' you have to ask them if it has any damage etc. Sellers should always say if it has any scratches, or broken or missing parts.

I knew it was "too good to be true", but just wanted the model so bad. :yahoo:

View Postmkhabbaz, on 13 September 2015 - 01:18 AM, said:

I had a similar thing happen to me. This is how I fixed it:
http://www.diecastxc...ge__hl__coronet

That's fine craftsmanship you have. I am really impressed!

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 03:37 AM

The problem on a plastic roof is that normally under the paint they are clear as front and rear windshield are molded together.
So if you will start polish the roof you have good chances to over polish and you will remove the green colour.
I tried a few times repairing uncleared plastic parts.. You can't help it. I just removed one layer of paint and nothing else..

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 02:02 PM

View Postaudirs6, on 13 September 2015 - 03:37 AM, said:

The problem on a plastic roof is that normally under the paint they are clear as front and rear windshield are molded together.
So if you will start polish the roof you have good chances to over polish and you will remove the green colour.
I tried a few times repairing uncleared plastic parts.. You can't help it. I just removed one layer of paint and nothing else..

In this case I think the top and the windshields are separate pieces. But it might still be true what you said. I guess I will live with the scratches to prevent further damages to the model as I am very inexperienced...

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View Postmkhabbaz, on 13 September 2015 - 01:18 AM, said:

I had a similar thing happen to me. This is how I fixed it:
http://www.diecastxc...ge__hl__coronet

I ended up using a ballpoint pen refill and you won't believe it, my wife's nail polish to have a quick fix of the problem. :omg:
The result may be just Maisto not AUTOart quality but I guess I am happy with it given the effort I have put in.

The outcome.

Actually I was thinking about using the caps of my eyeglass screwdrivers as the tips.

They would have been nearly perfect and would give the Bullitt a more aggressive look than factory but that would involve some possibly messy gluing as they are very heavy compared to the refill.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 03:02 PM

I didn't knew that some models have molded windshields  to the roof. But when someone here posted his S Class from Autoart.. I think the S class is not the only one with '' Clear '' Roof :(

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 05:32 AM

Sorry to hear that, eBay scum!!!

Good luck with that... Will turn out good!




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