How to build a resin kit

In honor of one of the best slot car builders in our hobby.
Share your chassis & scratchbuilt artwork here.

Re: How to build a resin kit

Postby dreinecke » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:09 pm

Oops! Did I forget to put in the instructions NOT to use the coffee table, the dinning room table, or any of the wife's nail products in the build of your resin kit?
User avatar
dreinecke
King of the Dum-Dums!
 
Posts: 7204
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:39 pm
Location: Colorado

Re: How to build a resin kit

Postby goosenapper » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:12 pm

I used to use Dial to clean prior to painting, but they changed the formula and now it's more greasy feeling than it used to be. I went looking for Wesley's Bleech White as Doc suggested, however it looks like they were bought out and rebranded to Black Magic Bleche White. Reading reviews and rants on automotive forums points to yet another formula change.

So at this point, what are our options when it comes to removing resin release agents :?:
User avatar
goosenapper
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
 
Posts: 1244
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:12 am

Re: How to build a resin kit

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:35 pm

Just some Dawn dish liquid and lukewarm water. Works every time.
-Harry

"They didn't say you couldn't" - Smokey

Image

Image
User avatar
HomeRacingWorld
HRW Janitor
 
Posts: 13329
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:05 pm
Location: HRW Skunkworks

Re: How to build a resin kit

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:41 pm

I'll add this little bit... be thorough. There are so many little places that you might miss. I finally started using a toothbrush, after having a couple of screwups.
"Never trust a quote from the internet."
--Abraham Lincoln
User avatar
waaytoomuchintothis
"Seasoned SlotRacer"
 
Posts: 6529
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:16 pm
Location: Chesterfield, Virginia

Re: How to build a resin kit

Postby goosenapper » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:51 pm

So it's Dawn with a toothbrush. Excellent! I've got a couple of out of production kits that I can't afford to screw up, so this will will come in handy. Thanks guys.
:text-thankyouyellow:
User avatar
goosenapper
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
 
Posts: 1244
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:12 am

Re: How to build a resin kit

Postby Ky.Slot Racer » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:20 pm

A trick I read somewhere was after washing, take some regular masking tape and stick it all over the body. If it sticks, the paint will stick. It has never failed since I`ve read that, and began the procedure. If it don`t stick like it should re wash till it does, it will save a lot of grief, especially if you plan on multi colors and re taping.
User avatar
Ky.Slot Racer
HRW Master Modeler
 
Posts: 591
Joined: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:18 am
Location: Louisville, Ky.

Re: How to build a resin kit

Postby tin_indians » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:57 pm

How about a can of computer air? You know, the compressed aresol (sp) can of air to dust your keyboard. It could get the water out of areas you cant get a paper towel into.
tin_indians
 
Posts: 90
Joined: Mon May 23, 2016 10:06 am
Location: Alberta, Canada

Re: How to build a resin kit

Postby Audi1 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:27 am

I use 000 and 0000 steel wool on new resin bodies; gives me just the right "tooth" on the surface. Then a wash with Dawn, rinse with lukewarm water, dry and ready for paint. No need for primer unless you need to bury a color.

Allan
User avatar
Audi1
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
 
Posts: 3206
Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:25 am
Location: Merrimac, MA

Previous

Return to The Marty Stanley Scratchbuilders Shop

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests