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Help needed applying Bare Metal Foil


JE123
12-26-2001, 11:57 PM
First, I tested it out on a bumper of one of my junked models and then I tried to apply it on the model I am currently working on. It did not turn out to pretty. There were wrinkles in it and I couldn't get them out. I had to scrape it all off. I want to be sure I know what I am doing before I attempt it again. I used a burnishing tool (suppost to get the wrinkles out) but it did not work. Is there a trick to it?

primera man
12-27-2001, 01:49 AM
Cut smaller bits if you have to to go over harder bits of the bumper were it wrinkles.
Then Cut strips that will cover the main flat areas last. Try and tuck any overlay that you have behide the bumper so its not seen.
It doesn't really matter if you overlay some pieces onto others as it should polish up OK and not be noticed.

Press done fairly firmly when sticking it down as you try and mold it into place

JE123
12-28-2001, 11:38 AM
Do you recommend going over it with some polish or clear coat afterwards?

Guiddy
12-28-2001, 12:50 PM
No! Leave it alone!

JE123
12-28-2001, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by Guiddy
No! Leave it alone!

Thanks

primera man
12-28-2001, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by JE123
Do you recommend going over it with some polish or clear coat afterwards?

Just use Tamiya wax to polish it up....nothing else

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