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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am not sure how the candy red would look. This flake is basically a solid color and I do not know if you are going to do a silver flake with a candy top coat. You can always do a test and see how you like the look. Or start on a smaller part that you can sand it off of easily if you make a mistake or do not like it. That is what I did.

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Thanks, I really like it too. Also thanks for looking in the registry for me.

Nick2k
I used Meadowbrooke Inventions 24P .015 polyester flake.

http://www.meadowbrookglitter.com/hiband/polyester-jewel.html

It is a close match to what was originally on there but a little less silver. I will do a step by step in another thread soon.

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Good seeing you and thanks for the delivery!! You really need to post a picture of it in the sun.

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We have had a fair amount of rain as well, I have just been dodging the drops when the rain clouds move through.

Update 7/8

Have flaked, cleared, cut and polished the deck, pods, and hood.

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I made a mold off the front of the hood to use in repairing the green Manx 2

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You can see where a PO hit something with it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... I surprised that the flamingo isn't sporting a flake paint-job as well. Laughing

The buggy is coming along nicely Vince! Beautiful work!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks ill have to do some experimenting

I really love that blue it really pops
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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... I surprised that the flamingo isn't sporting a flake paint-job as well. Laughing

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It is (on the wings). It really shines and sparkles. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:45 am    Post subject: Love the color! Reply with quote

Wow! Nice work. Think I found my new favorite color for a Manx.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks! It is becoming mine as well.

Update 7/15

Sanded and flaked the outside of the body yesterday. I did not have time to do the inside of the tub. I knew it would be brutal.

I would recommend a Tyvec suit for anyone trying this. It was too hot and humid here for me to wear one. Also be prepared to wear flake for months after doing this since it will be everywhere.

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Here is the body with a few coats of clear over the flake. Need to put about 4 more on and the cut and buff.

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Also be prepared to have strangers tell you that you are sparkling. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is looking sweet
what are you using for your clear coat.
no Gel Coat this time ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks for the kind words. I am using AwlCraft 2000 clear. It is crystal clear and much easier to work with than gel coat (clear).

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vince, I cannot help but to post this:

He represents the lollipop guild, the lollipop guild, the lollipop guild.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might be a masochist if . . . you regularly participate in a hobby that covers you in shards of fiberglass and glitter! Seriously! Next time try it with a rock in your shoe - if that sounds like fun then you are a masochist.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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LOL, I may be a bit tall for that.

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I have had pine straw and a part of a pine cone in my shoe, does that count?

My daughter took this one. They think I look like a Merman or a Vampire from the Twilight Series (sparkling in the sun)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you look like Abe Sapien from "Hellboy".
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and that's the most beautiful paint i've ever seen.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That is good! Very Happy I just need to be quite a bit thinner and grow gills.

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Thanks! It is actually not paint. It is about 4 layers of polyester flake over clear. (need that many layers to cover the base color completely with the flake) Then about 6 layers of clear that will be cut and buffed.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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LOL, I may be a bit tall for that.

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I have had pine straw and a part of a pine cone in my shoe, does that count?

My daughter took this one. They think I look like a Merman or a Vampire from the Twilight Series (sparkling in the sun)

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Awesome!......How much to do my forearms?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I can do the fore arms for free. All you have to do is come down here and stand next to me while I flake. I will even trow in the legs. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vince - next time you do a blue one, post a picture so we can put a "Smurf" label on it. LOL Tom
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Dude... that's just wrong. You know better than that. Removing the Awlcraft mixture is going to be more hazardous to your skin than putting up with the tyvek suit...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work, Vince! I see that you managed to get some of the paint and glitter on the body. And some on the buggy as well... where's that rim-shot sound effect button when you need it? Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess is he sprayed the flake "dry", and the sticking to the body is due to the sweat factor.

Still looks neat. Green metal flake would make a nice Grinch effect.
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Looks like it was painted with a live chicken,polished with a brick and buffed with a pine cone

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