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This is my first diecast project and I thought I would share my progress with you all. Im going to keep it simple. My plans are to first repaint the car. Im going to use caribbean blue. I wanted to use some sort of body kit but I dont know where to find something like that.
If anyone knows where to buy kits if they even exist I would greatly appreciate any suggestions.

Original car (red)


Sanded down



First primer coat



Ill have pics up of the final prod soon. :waiting
 

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BVR said:
Looks very nice so far :danbanna :danbanna :danbanna
Keep us posted!!! :cheers
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Cant wait to see it when its done :cheers
 

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Very impressive CX. I like your choice of colour to transform the Cobra to. And did you say "body kit"?? Ahh....a "man after my own heart" as they say. :cool1

Keep us posted as things develop. :drool
 
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Looks good. Good luck on the project! :cheers

Out of curiosity, are the nose/tail pieces on the car plastic? Not that I've done a ton of customs thus far, but I've found it easier, and actually quite a bit less work, to use stripper to remove the paint from the models. It usually took me 2 applications for some stubborn paint, but still took less than 1/2 hour to completely strip the car of anything resembling paint. I initially had tried sanding, and just got annoyed at the time involved with that. I actually recently re-stripped my project 348, as I had initially scuff sanded, then primed it. I decided instead to go down to the metal, which I believe will yield better results.
 
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StygianMax:
Very impressive CX. I like your choice of colour to transform the Cobra to. And did you say "body kit"?? Ahh....a "man after my own heart" as they say.

Keep us posted as things develop.
Thanks, today I sprayed the first coat, looks good so far.
 
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Blitz:
Won't the stripper melt the plastic parts?
I didnt use stripper on the plastic parts I just smoothed them down alot with 200 grit then at the end with 1000 grit sand paper. The stripper would melt the plastic though.
 
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Blitz said:
Won't the stripper melt the plastic parts?
Yup. That's why I asked if the front and rear clips were plastic. I usually disassemble the model to the bare metal parts, removing any and all plastic so I don't damage those pieces. Any remaining plastic parts, I'll scuff sand just to dull up the finish and remove any imperfections, then coat with primer.

The reason I like to strip the model completely is because some mold lines, for instance, molded in fuel filler doors, are tough to sand around and get all of the debris out of.
 
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