MASTERCLASS ... Handpainting a tank

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Re: MASTERCLASS ... Handpainting a tank

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:58 pm

For a final deep shine, and rather than use a clearcoat lacquer, I'd use a colour matched wax polish.

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Re: MASTERCLASS ... Handpainting a tank

Unread post by graffian » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:31 am

I use the same tank stand;-)
You can do the lot lettering and striping with paint and bit of patience.
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i can probably dig out the step by step pics of the above tank if it's any use, including welding the patches in where the trim clips in place;-)
When you put the guide coat on, always put a guide coat on primer so you can see what your doing, fog it on you only want the lightest of
color. I have an old gun that is just for guide coat and it basicly gets dark celly slops in it and plenty of gunwash, you squirt it in a fog
from a few feet. it's a lot less work than having to block a coat off.
If you use farecla coumpound rather than T cut you can wash it off, I componded a car with T cut when I started painting cars, the bloke
owned the car for a few years after that and he said he still hadn't managed to wash all the T cut off it.

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Re: MASTERCLASS ... Handpainting a tank

Unread post by triumph5ta » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:20 am

Nice one McNut, looks good. Will try this on my scruffy Triumph 750 tank.

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