General Tips

A list of general tips for our products.

1.   Parts should be sanded with 600 or 800 grit sandpaper (glass paper) on the surface that are to be glued. This roughs up surface, allowing the glue to be absorbed and ultimately giving a good bond.

2.   Resin parts can be bent to shape (bending ends of sunvisor to fit cabs) by putting them in water will soften the resin for 20-30 seconds.

3.   Imperfections, cracks, etc., be filled using quick drying automotive putty, which can be sanded smooth when dry.

4.   Flash is best removed by a Dremel or Arlec Mini tool. A bench grinder is also good for grinding the backs of wheels etc., smooth.

5.  Superglue, Plastizap Loctite super glue and 5 minute epoxy are excellent for gluing resin parts.
6.Where possible, it is best to have resin parts glued in place before painting, except for parts like separate wheel and rim.

7.   Parts should be washed in warm soapy water and sanded with 1200 grit sandpaper before painting. This mainly applies to parts such as sun visors.

8. A coat of etch primer will he paint to stick to model better.

9.   A coat of primer will show any imperfections which can be rectified before applying the top coat of paint.

10.   Warning-: When working with resin parts, a mask should be used as protection against resin dust, as this may be harmful to your health.

11.   Decals: When applying use lukewarm water with a drop of dish liquid, this will help it slide into place easier.

12.   When decals are in place blot dry with tissue paper. Then leave for 24 hours to dry and seal in place than clear coat.