Strippers and Masks . Polar Lights VW Beetle repaint

:star_struck: That’s right there will be stripping and masking going on in here for your viewing pleasure :heart_eyes:

My friend down the street was building this Beetle as a double memorial for two of his car club member who had passed. Each side represents their respective car to the extent of what is already included in the box.

He laid down the paint pretty well but he used the wrong type of tape to mask. Once it bled he masked again to try to paint over the mistake but then it bled under the other way. Three times. He was so over it by then he just asked me to help out with that part of the build. It looked like something that I could handle but we’ll see.

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First thing to do is strip the paint off. The Purple Pond was too shallow because of the container but then I switched to a smaller footprint container that fit the body perfectly under the Pond.

The beige side was painted with Testors enamel which came off easily but the metallic purple was Testors lacquer. This required a lot of scrubbing to remove and I didn’t get it all off.

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Oops. My bad.

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:star_struck: :rofl: :star_struck:

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My worse?

Cheers,

M

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Depends on one’s perspective, I guess.

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Consumer Reports said that Frog Tape is the best painting masking tape and to peel away the tape before the paint dries so as not to leave a hard ridge of paint buildup where the paint meets the tape.

Frog Tape is the best in preventing the paint from bleeding underneath.

I used Frog Tape for my 3-D printed Sci-Fi soldier’s camo at the chest.

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Might have some problems removing the masking, the buckles look a bit fiddly. The utility of the gas mask is questionable. No overspray, I promise, I’ll take my time and use a brush… :wink:

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I am so glad Rob and Tom understood the assignment. :saluting_face:

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I’ll admit I’ve been a few places where the strippers really needed masks. Along with a four person tent to cover the rest of them…

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the donkey needed a blindfold…
:unicorn:
Cheers,

M

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In high end end clubs they have names like Porsche, Mercedes, Bentley, Lexus…
At one of the.clubs near Ft Sill they had names like Kia, Pinto and Gremlin.

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Oh now you did it
. You brought up mexico… :joy: I was talking about the places in north America :joy: Mexico is a whole nother thread that’ll get me kicked outta here.

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I went to o a club in Florida that had a Mercedes and believe it or not she was more like a Yugo it got you where you were going but you didn’t want to be seen in it.

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Yugo! That was exactly the fourth name I was trying to think of. Yugo.

There are also clubs where the law school students go by names like Jade, Diamond, Ruby, Emerald…
In Lawton, the town near Fort Sill, they have names like Quartz or Rhinestone. Had one come up to me say, “Hi. My name Cubic Zirconia. You want a lap dance?”

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There’s a very simple way to avoid the bleeding. Apply the first color and then the mask. Before shooting the next color, shoot a little clear along the edge of the mask. This seals it. And if anything does blled under the mask, it’s clear.
Spray second color, remove mask.

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I was doing contract work and a client took me to some club in the White Bear lake area and let’s just say this is the only “gentlemens” club where the dancers came with their own flies 7/11 feet and a rabies vacc.

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You missed “Trabant” (and possibly “Golf Buggy” and “Model T”)…

Cheers,

M

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Bending a few Tom Waits lyrics but…
A riddle :grin:

What do Strippers and donuts have in common?

answer:
https://en.bcdn.biz/Images/2021/2/18/ae3c2d0d-e54a-4a4a-ad19-bb334892bd01.jpg
work safe link, no worries

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Great answer . Here’s a dollar :joy::joy:

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