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#51 OFFLINE   Craig

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:19 AM

I'd try my usual trick on that - Meguiars Scratch X on a cloth, buff it off, then polish (on the other side of the cloth) then buff it off, it'll really reduce the scratches, not sure if it'll take them out 100% though. Don't buff on the Black line as it'll start to take the line off.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

did Otto not explain that it had had problems with staff not returning, and it was having to retrain new staff?

not an excuse by any means, but it might explain some of the recent issues.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

Wow, interesting thread. I am new to Otto, only purchased 2 models from them so far (E36 M3 GT & Audi RS2) and i have been quite lucky. Having read similar stories like this i am not tempted to pre order a model because i would be gutted if it were to arrive in anything below A1 condition. I purchased my Otto models from shows so i could see for myself what the quality was like and if there is any flaws, ok i have paid slightly more doing this but i find this is the best way to see whether you are getting the perfect model or not.

I think the culprit of these faults is as soon as Otto announce a new model, the build slots are snapped up pretty quickly although this is not surprising when some dealers here in the UK are ordering 25 of each model !!! therefore i think Otto are rushing to get the models distributed, personally i dont mind waiting as long as i receive a quality item. Maybe i have been fortunate not to have any faults. I hope you guys are not put off by them because when they get it right, the models are fantastic.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

View PostAdamM, on 27 January 2013 - 10:58 AM, said:

Wow, interesting thread. I am new to Otto, only purchased 2 models from them so far (E36 M3 GT & Audi RS2) and i have been quite lucky. Having read similar stories like this i am not tempted to pre order a model because i would be gutted if it were to arrive in anything below A1 condition. I purchased my Otto models from shows so i could see for myself what the quality was like and if there is any flaws, ok i have paid slightly more doing this but i find this is the best way to see whether you are getting the perfect model or not.

I think the culprit of these faults is as soon as Otto announce a new model, the build slots are snapped up pretty quickly although this is not surprising when some dealers here in the UK are ordering 25 of each model !!! therefore i think Otto are rushing to get the models distributed, personally i dont mind waiting as long as i receive a quality item. Maybe i have been fortunate not to have any faults. I hope you guys are not put off by them because when they get it right, the models are fantastic.
That's what annoys me, they order up so many making it hard for the public to get the things. I think a while ago they'd only let trade get six models, and private people two models.

I begrudge / won't be paying £75 for something just because it's sold out, they cost 44 EUR !!!!

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

I got my M3 and RS2 for £60 each after some haggling. The models are 44 euro to pre order plus the 18 euro for P&P so about £53.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

View PostAdamM, on 28 January 2013 - 10:54 AM, said:

I got my M3 and RS2 for £60 each after some haggling. The models are 44 euro to pre order plus the 18 euro for P&P so about £53.
That's not so bad. Postage on the first model from OTTO is expensive, after that it comes down a lot, I often buy three at a time (usually three different models) and it's 33 EUR for them, which isn't as bad.

Often it works out ok getting them from ebay off of the sellers who don't ask £75 like some in the Netherlands etc, they always have good shipping rates.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

I dont get it..

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Normaly my cleaner clean BBR and MR models in 12hours... The loose whole color..
OTTO.. This happen after 5 DAYS! What the hell.. I can't stripp color down..

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

What colour are you going to paint the RS4 ?
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

I might threw it in the bin or gave it to someone becoue I can't remove the color.
If I remove color It will be blue..

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:40 AM

I saw someone did a repaint, I think they said that you can't take the model back to bare resin as it's resin.

I think -STEPH- has done a few custom OTTO repaints, he might be able to tell you.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:42 AM

Thanks Craig.

They are sending a replacement so just going to mod this one. One of my ottos have hard blob of paint on the side door.

Any idea if I can remove this safely and same method?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:47 AM

View PostOldirtybastard, on 07 February 2013 - 04:42 AM, said:

Thanks Craig.

They are sending a replacement so just going to mod this one. One of my ottos have hard blob of paint on the side door.

Any idea if I can remove this safely and same method?

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You won't be able to remove it with cutting & polishing etc. Do you have a pic?

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:28 PM

sorry guys but yes, you CAN take them back to bare resin, im new to these models but it just takes carefull work  :wavetowel2:
this is my fiesta, i havnt finished stripping the paint yet especially around the windows
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when the fiesta arrived it had stuff stuck in the paint on the bonnet (like two tiny little bits of resin or something) and the left hand side of the car was covered in bubbles under the paint along the swage line with really thick paint all over the car!!!

not that it made much of a difference to me.

my friend has also bought one of these fiestas, but his apparently is perfect unlike mine was when it arrived. now mine wont be perfect untill i finish the conversion   :hope:

im impressed with the model as a whole... but i wasnt thinking about any imperfections when i ordered my RS200's tonight :'(

Edited by neon-rc, 16 February 2013 - 10:30 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

I only removed the black color!
Try at your local store and find Fairy cleaner ;)

I'll have to try brake fluid ;)

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:17 AM

neon - what colour are you doing that XR2 ?

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

fairy power spray doesnt touch the stuff, nothing thats safe for resin does :(

its going black as its going to be a model of my own car a 1983 Fiesta mk1 Quartz, the last black 1.1 ;)

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:42 AM

Cool, I had a 1.1 Ghia back in the day lol, it was red.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:50 AM

i might be buying a ghia to strip for parts lol, lovely cars when they arnt rotten!
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